Introduction: Flameless Candle Sconce for Cheap
For this project I bought all the materials at the dollar store for a total of $12, which made 2 sconces.
You will need:
-Flameless tea light candle
-Plastic shot glass
-Pretty, lightweight serving platter
-Wall (poster) mounts
-Picture hanging kit
-Clear tape (optional)
Step 1: Attach Shot Glass to Platter
Use the wall mounts to attach the shot glass to the center of the platter.
Step 2: Remove Plastic From Flowers
You can usually pull the part of the plant you want off of the stem pretty easily (use scissors if you have trouble). Then you can pull the little green part out of the center of the leaves/flower (pictured).
Step 3: Stick Wall Mounts to the Back of the Flowers
Peel the backing off the wall mount and use it to stick the flowers to the platter.
Step 4: Attach Flowers As You See Fit
Attach the flowers you want to the platter. You can keep the stems attached if you want. Just make sure that you're hiding your wall mounts behind flowers or leaves. I stuck a flower to the front of the shot glass to disguise it a bit. When you're done, put the flameless tea light into the shot glass.
Step 5: Attach the Hanger
Take some wire from the picture hanging kit and fold it into a loop. Bend the open end of the loop upwards.
Step 6: Attach the Hanger Pt. 2
Use a wall mount to attach the wire to the platter. Make sure you placed the mounting pad on top of the wire with the folded end of the wire exposed. Then stick the excess wire (the open end of the loop) to the wall mount. After I did this, I reapplied the backing to the wall mount so that the mount wouldn't stick to the wall (and possibly damage the paint or wallpaper when the sconce was moved).
If your platter is heavier, you may want to use a few pieces of wire and put some epoxy on the side of the wall mount that you're attaching to the platter.
Step 7: You're Done!
Nail a nail from the picture hanging kit into the wall that you want your new sconce to hang on. Enjoy your new decoration!
Note: I added another picture of a variation of the technique. Instead of a platter, I used a small gift box. I actually like it a bit better :)
There are lots of different ways you can go with this, so be creative and have fun!