This is an old hairspray canister that has been meticulously worked into a filigree pattern candle holder. Filigree is lace patterned metal work or jewelry styling that dates back in popularity to 17th century France. The beauty of upcycling or repurposing is the a little elbow grease and imagination (free and sustainable!) brings meaning and life to refuse. This tea light is available for purchase but perhaps more importantly serves as inspiration for an idea of your own.
3 by Doug Gunzelmann on September 6, 2008
About the Author:
Doug is in perpetual motion and a self-proclaimed adventure junkie, that has had a longtime love affair with the great outdoors.
“I love being a part of the active world. The stuff that blows my hair back is adventure (all shapes and sizes), photography, mountaineering, Muay Thai, and seeing natural beauty in all its forms. The living earth is the framework on which I build my life and free time. My ideal trip would be BASE jumping at Sotano de Las Golandrinas in Mexico (closest I could come to skydiving through the jungle!). I work towards keeping it real, green, and healthy. ”
Doug is the co-founder of LiveOAK, although he says he didn’t know what a blog was until a couple months after he started.
Follow Doug Gunzelmann on Twitter: @amazonpilgrim