(Now, the original site that hosted this project is gone. I scoured every web search engine looking for it to no avail. So. I'm sooooo sorry I have no one to credit for this brilliant idea.)
I just had to find the supplies for this little project. And let me tell you, I wasn't not looking forward to it. For some unknown reason, all the thrift stores here in Savannah (Goodwill included) completely overcharge for someone's unwanted junk. Remember the knock -off Anthropologie Mirror I did? I found that mirror for 3 bucks in a thrift store in my hometown of Dahlonega, Georgia. A mirror similar to that but a little more busted up around the edges here? $45. I kid you not. FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS for a old mirror where part of the wooden frame is falling off? I don't think so! I seriously did not want to travel seven hours to find cute little cups and something they could sit on for this project. So, I went to Goodwill hoping that I would find something at a reasonable price.
And what did I find?
This little cutie. Three of them in fact. Nevermind that I had to search behind some plates on the bottom row, but I found them. How much you ask? 60 cents a piece. SCORE! Now, would I get this lucky about finding something cute to place them on?
Why yes, I was lucky enough to find something. Granted, this was hidden under tons of baking sheets, but I was determined darn it! And this cost me 70 cents. Needless to say I was really happy about my Goodwill haul.
What I wasn't happy about was the $14 it cost me to get these coffee beans and tealight candles. But, to be fair I did get two of each. The coffee cost me $5 a bag and the tealights were $2 a box. I got two bags of coffee beans because I didn't think one was gonna be enough. SURPRISE! It was. I got the second box of tealight candles for Megan to use as refills. I just gave the second bag of coffee beans and the second box of tealight candles to Megan as refills. So, it worked out in the end.
This tutorial is pretty easy and self-explanatory. But I'll walk through the steps.
1. Pour your coffee beans into your cups.
2.Place one tealight candle in the center of the coffee beans.
Like I said, self-explanatory.
I was pretty happy how they turned out though.
Sorry for the bad lighting in this picture. The sun had gone down and well, my house is pretty dark without the sun for picture lighting. Thanks for joining us this Tuesday. If you have any questions please comment below. We love to hear from you!