Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just A Little Something!

Hi Dearest Ones! I thought I would share with you a little craft for the kitchen. Grab a big clear vase, candle and a couple of packages of dried beans - any variety you desire. I just happened to have two packages of red kidney beans so I'll use these.




Make sure your vase is sparkling clean - like mine! ;)
Place your little candle in the vase...
...then open up those packages of beans and go to town pouring them around the candle. So easy. So quick. So cute.

Here's a tip: when you're tired of looking at this most gorgeous decoration, providing you didn't get candle wax on your little beans, you can wash 'em off and poke 'em in your pot of hot boiling water and cook them for dinner! Now I won't be cooking these kidney beans. No siree! I put them in my chili, but I don't like to eat them any other way.

I guess you can tell I've not been doing much - my creativity is gone! ;(

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

This Little Light Of Mine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Won't let Satan blow it out.
I'm gonna let it shine.
Won't let Satan blow it out.
I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel - NO!
I'm gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel - NO!

I'm gonna let it shine, Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Let it shine over the whole wide world,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine over the whole wide world,
I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

~sung by ME!


55 comments:

  1. It looks very pretty Shelia, I can imagine it being done with blackeyed beans as well. Thanks for the idea.

    What do you mean your creativity is gone! Never! Not you Shelia!

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  2. Sweetest Shelia~

    This is darling. I have a canister of layers with red beans then rice in my kitchen. Yours is so SPARKLY & beautiful. I hope everyone is doing well~

    Big hugs~ J

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  3. GM Pickle...now girl thats a cleaver idea...good to look at and and also dinner all in one..hope all is well in your world dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria ps hope you mama is doing better.

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  4. Now I think that is a very creative post!!! I love "thrifty and functional" and now you have added "beautiful" AND just the right amount of "humor"!!!

    DANA

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  5. Pretty Pretty Miss Shelia! I love that idea of the candle and the beans. Around here the beans wouldnt last long. my daughter's favorite food. When you get tired of the beans you could always use coffee beans... I love the way they smell when you walk pass the roaster at the grocery! Thanks Miss Sheila for always putting a smile on my face in the morning!

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  6. I actually just got a CREATIVE THOUGHT! You could use one package of great northern beans and one package of red beans for an interesting combo! See, you inspired me.

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  7. Very good idea. I have not thought of the song "This Little Light of Mine" in ages. As a child we would do little hand motions to act out the words? Do you remember that?

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  8. Simple and elegant! Thanks for sharing!
    :)Diane

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  9. I don't know what you are talking about. I see lots of creativity here! It's beautiful!

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  10. It looks great Shelia!
    Thanks for the idea!

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  11. Pretty Bowl!!! What a great idea. I have a hurricane lamp that that would be great for that... Cute
    ~Liz

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  12. Now that's using your bean..LOL!
    ;-) Bo

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  13. I've never used BEANS...other than coffee beans, of course...to hold my candle like that!! Great idea!!

    I know you're tired and worn out and we're all praying for you!!! And your mom!!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

    ps...your creativity will re-surface after you've recuperated!!

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  14. Sheliaaaaaaaaa, how ingenious, sweetpea!!! I'd even paint them red or pink if need be but that's a clever idea.

    Smooches,
    Connie

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  15. Simple and Beautiful! Just how I like it!♥

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  16. Great idea....thanks for sharing...

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  17. You deserve a month of rest after the December you had. Hope your Mother is doing better!! Take time to enjoy your new floors. Sally

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  18. I love this idea. I have done it with coffee beans and mixed nuts still in the shell too.

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  19. Great idea!

    Good luck to your husband on his marathon. I think I may do my first whole marathon at Disney in 2010. I guess a year is going to be enough time to train :-)
    If he can give me advice I'd love to read/hear it!

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  20. Hi Sheila,
    The chili sounds yummy. Pasta works well also for a kitchen display. You can usually find really unique pasta at Marshalls. Sometimes they even have it with a holiday theme. Like colored bunnies for Easter. Then you can make pasta salad. HA, just blow off the dust.
    Kathleen

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  21. Hi Shelia,

    Looks Lovely, Coffee Beans also look great and the smell..... Fabulous

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

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  22. Hi Shelia,

    Looks Lovely, Coffee Beans also look great and the smell..... Fabulous

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

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  23. I love your craft, Shelady! Very wonderful just like you. :-)

    Sending much love your way! And prayers to your dear mother...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  24. Looks just beautiful...you are always such an inspiration to me. Now, I need to find a pretty vase...I have a candle and some beans. Thanks, sweetness, for the decorating tip....
    xo bj

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  25. This Little Light Of Mine .... a childhood favorite and still love it today. Great candle/bean idea! Enjoy your chili.

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  26. Don't you just love the simple things in life; this is just the right touch. I just did a wedding recently and used coffee beans and candles and used them on the serving tables.
    Blossom

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  27. Hi Shelia
    I like that! Thats a very cute idea and I am going to copy cat it!
    hope you are having a good day and mom is doing well...and Chloe too..and of course Mr. Precious!
    Judi

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  28. I am trying to add or link to you and it came up here so I left it until I can figure it out. You have a nice blog so let them enjoy.
    Blossom
    I wanted to show the links at the bottom but I'm in trouble how to do it?
    blossom

    1/15/2009

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  29. You are too being creative. Don't you be talking bad about my new sister.

    I don't like to eat kidney beans except in chili either.

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  30. That is really clever and your vase is really shiny. How nice to make something that can become something else later.
    Roberta Anne

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  31. Perfect idea, Shelia!
    I like this. Specially that I decided to stop eat beans,
    but I have them..many colors.

    Thanks for this beautiful post!
    God bless you
    and your house!

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  32. Oh how darling...you are so very CREATIVE !!

    I have a vase and a candle, but alas no beans....(sounds like a country western song lol)

    Great post, thanks Shelia...

    Kathy :)

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  33. What a clever idea.. I've seen this before but with mixed beans. Can't wait to see the picture chloe Dawn on the museum wall. :-)
    hugs ~lynne~

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  34. What a clever idea.. I've seen this before but with mixed beans. Can't wait to see the picture chloe Dawn on the museum wall. :-)
    hugs ~lynne~

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  35. I have a bloggers block too...
    Must be because I am so tired! FROM WORKING TOO MUCH!!! (at my job)

    Liked the idea with beans... I usually use coffe beans.. they also smell wonderful! ;-)

    Monica

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  36. I like that idea. Soo pretty. Have a lovely evening. Hugs to all of you.

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  37. Pretty! So simple.. yet so pretty!

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  38. Shelia this is a great idea, simple and quick but so pretty, and easy to change when you want a new look(or if you get hungry!).

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  39. This also works well with Jelly Belly Jelly beans, M&Ms,gumdrops, and etc. You can make it fit any decore!

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  40. well, from one girly brain to another...thanks for saying hi! I love your bean idea for the candle. I have seen coffee beans, but I don't like that smell. I know shocking!!! I will definately try the red beans. Have a great weekend!

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  41. Great idea Shelia, now I just need a vase that big. I have lots of candles though.
    *hugs*

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  42. Oh Shelia... wonderful! Think of all the things you could use to change it up...M&M's, jelly beans, assorted buttons, wine corks!!! My head is spinning...I'm off to buy a glass vase...Debbie

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  43. you never stop making me smile!!!! I love this idea!

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  44. you never stop making me smile!!!! I love this idea!

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  45. you never stop making me smile!!!! I love this idea!

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  46. Are you going to do the picture on the musume wall? How do you do it. I have seen it ,but don't know how. Kathy

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  47. What a cute idea! Now, if only I have a fat vase like that...

    Justine :o )

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  48. Great idea.Very pretty...Ann

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  49. I love it! there's so many things you could pour into your beautiful bowl!

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