This makover is for anyone who might have a soiree's to attend this summer. I always like to take along a gift for the host or hostess. Flowers and wine are always nice, but I truly love giving a gift that can be enjoyed well past the party. I thought this gift was something cool to give that can be enjoyed time and again over the long, hot summer.
Start with a metal pail and a few mini tiki torches. The torches have a citronella scent to help keep bugs at bay.
Print out a few summertime themed images and mod podge them onto the pail along with a few colorful punched out shapes. For extra sparkle apply a second coat of mod podge and cover the surface with large flakes of glitter which is reminiscent of sand.
You can use traditional sand in the pail to support the tiki's but I loved the oceanic look and feel of this aquarium gravel. The large bag was at Wal Mart for $3.50.
I have said more than once that I often save things never knowing what I will do with them. Case in point this very well made heavy cardboard box that once housed some darling note cards.
A bit of scrap, glue and imagination and voila! A lovely decorative holder for matches .
Here is what the open box looked like: