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Battle of the Bathroom Sconces

Clearly Creative Collection + Moss Wreath Idea = Final Product!As I’ve alluded to in a previous décor post, my home decoration has been quite the drawn out process. So when I tell you that after 3 years, I’ve finally found sconces to flank the walls surrounding my master bathtub, it’s a big deal. (Big thanks to my Partylite pal, Jackie!) However, purchasing these 2 sconces was only half the battle. As you can see from the top left photo above, these sconces feature a unique glass component (a feature of the Clearly Creative Collection) that allows for customization – be it filler based on an individual room theme, décor trends or to show some holiday cheer.

And here in lies the start of the latter half of the battle…

I tore through old, stored craft boxes for potential supplies, perused through numerous store aisles and shelves on my lunch hours, and clicked through thousands of Google images for ideas and inspiration. I wasn’t going to settle for something that simply looked nice – I wanted something that matched my décor and fit my specific style. And because it was too easy and too canned, I immediately eliminated the option of using store-bought vase filler. I ultimately ended up with a list of potential filler ideas based on colors and theme. I hope you enjoy my brain dump and filler explorations below…

Corks in sconce

Cork filler exploration ... need more color!

Options based on the color green:

  • dried split peas or other
  • leaves
  • moss rocks
  • limes, apples or pears
  • bamboo shoots
  • dried artichoke

Options based on the color brown:

  • corks (see photo)
  • twigs, grape vines
  • coffee beans
  • pine cones

Based on the color orange:

  • varied-sized buttons
  • dried corn
Sea Shells in Sconce

The shells are neat ... but its too soft for my taste.

  • mini pumpkins
  • thumb-tacked or painted Styrofoam ball
  • marbles
  • candy corn
  • flower petals
  • ornaments

Based on a theme – earthly materials:

  • shells/sand (see photo)
  • pebbles/stones
  • leaves/twigs
  • grass
  • straw
  • flowers
  • bird eggs
  • acorns

As luck would have it during this brainstorm battle, I stumbled upon a craft flier featuring the moss wreath pictured above while sitting in the floral/craft aisle of the local JoAnns store. It combined everything I was pondering – I loved it immediately!

The assembly was pretty quick & simple. I purchased small grape vine wreath to dissemble, a box of faux moss rocks, a large combination bag of varying tones of moss and I was on the road. My initial attempt closely resembled an elementary craft project gone wrong! Attempt #2 was much stronger and the final result. The major difference – clumping the similar elements together so the differing colors popped and the varying textures were discernible. And in the end, less is more!

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