Here is the story of how a pedestal cake stand became a vase.
I had four heart-shaped tins and I decided to make some heart shaped candles. I thought I might give them as gifts.
What to use for the candles. You know how when you want to do something, you want to do it now. Well, that was me! So I found four votives. I put them in a glass bowl over some boiling water in a saucepan and let them melt.
After they melted, I removed the wicks and poured the melted wax into the heart tins. Fortunately, I had some small wicks to replaced the ones I removed.
As I was waiting for them to cool, I decided to put away a cake stand that I had recently used, which belonged to my grandmother. I turned it up side down so as to be able to fit it in my buffet. (Too many things in there!) I looked at it and thought, "what a cute vase this would make." So I headed outside to pick flowers. I found a pretty rose that would work.
When the candles were cool, I arranged them around the underside of the now upside down cake stand and then placed the rose (and water) in the now open base.
I placed them under the heart shaped tins. The result looked much better. My rose was fading so back outside for some more flowers. This time I decided to use some ground orchids and heather. I also included another purplish plant (have no idea what it is). I even placed some of the heather around the tins.
I am using it on my coffee table, but with the dark wood background, the pictures is a little dark. Therefore, I took most of the pictures on my kitchen table.
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