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UPCYCLE- CANDLE TINS

B&G Team

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So your candle is sadly finished....

Don't let this get you down, its transformation time!

Technique 1:

Step 1: Firstly lets get the tin prepped and ready for its make over! (Lets get rid of that remaining wax) -note, candle in image is not finished (you'll normally have around 1/4" of wax remaining)

Step 2: Boil the kettle, heck make a cup of tea to enjoy and maybe grab some biccys too!

Step 3: Gently pour boiling water into empty candle containers to melt residue wax. (We recommend holding your candle with oven gloves or a tea towel, as it will get VERY HOT, nobody wants burnt fingers).

Step 4: Pour out water carefully - glass and metal does get hot! If you have an empty bottle then pour it in there, not down the sink).

Step 5: Wipe container clean with a paper towel to get any last remaining wax/water out of the tin/glass.

Step 6: If the wick tab is still left behind, scrape it out with a knife.

 

Technique 2:

So technique 2 requires a putty knife of a butter knife, this technique is best if there is a very minute amount of wax in the tin or glass container, BE VERY CAREFUL if you use this method to scrap out the wax! 

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SHOP SUCCULENTS for your Upcycle!

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It really is as simple as placing your chosen pieces in your candle tin/glass jar! 

Add your base first leaving some space at the top so not to spill any if moved. Then start playing around with positioning your succulents or silk flowers. A large candle tin of succulents would look amazing! 

We love how our silk flower tin looks, would look so pretty with a mixture of colours also!

Something we feel very strongly about is caring for the environment here at B&G, with our next few posts focussing on our steps for change this year be it with our stock, finished products & our packaging, we wanted to highlight today a way to UPCYCLE a finished tin candle!

DIY is one thing but to UPCYCLE can be to create something even more unique. You guys know the drill, here at B&G we LOVE our candles, from our glass jar signature scents to our Pintail tins! We'll take every scent!

The question is though, after you've enjoyed your candle, what next? Throw it away?? Perhaps (pop it in the recycling bin) or UPCYLE it into a nifty new treasure for your interior space.

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Now the fun part! Time to UPCYCLE your tins!

What you will need :

Faux succulents- (we have shown them here with real ones, but for ease and no worries about them dying, our selection of faux succulents is perfect for this!)

Sand/Stones/Pebbles- depending on your desired finished look, choose from the mentioned 'base' options for your succulents to be placed in. (These can be purchased online or from your local DIY store).

Scissors- in case you need to cut your faux succulents to size.

Silk Flowers- For this we only use the heads of our silk flowers which can be easily cut or removed. The other elements of the stems such as the leaves can be used for future UPCYCLES & DIY's.

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SHOP SILK FLOWERS for your Upcycle

(Other silk flowers are available, these are the three colour option for the ones shown in this tutorial) 

Do remember to tag us @berrysandgrey #berrysandgrey if you decide to do some upcycling of your own!

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HOW TO STYLE: COFFEE TABLE

B&G Team

Gone are the days of having 'just' a place to put your hot beverages on. The humble coffee table is now a interior must have! We've got some lust worthy inspiration or shall we say 'pinspiration' for you as well as some must have items that will make your coffee table a KNOCK OUT! 

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Mix & Match is going to fast become a much loved term! Be it flowers, mirrored, trinkets, books. All of these items can add many stylish elements to your coffee table.  

We love a 'luxe' vibe any day, metallic, marble, candles, perfection. Remember to mix up with size as too many small items can make your table cluttered, while mainly large items can make it look too heavy handed. Balance is KEY!

Faux flowers are a great investment piece, a simple arrangement that can be added to all year round to help subtly transform your coffee table style over the different seasons and occasions. For a classic arrangement we'd suggest some white hydrangeas with a couple of white roses. For something a little different how about some tropical monstera leaves in one of our recycled glass vases! Super cute and perfectly balanced for a coffee table setting!

 

-SHOP FLOWER ELEMENTS-

Don't be afraid to play with colour and height, stack books, colour coordinate/clash colours. The coffee table is a blank canvas in the middle of your room waiting to be brought to life.

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-SHOP CANDLES-

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Don't just stop with books, magazines are a great way to accessorise a space. They change every month so you can play with the colours of that months cover! Stack them up! Add even more with candles and domes...

We love a pop of colour! We may have a lust for all white spaces but pops of colour bring any space to life, and if you love colour then what a perfect place to show off some of your favourite hues.

From a lot of our inspiration images you can see that having a tray is really popular! We LOVE this, use your coffee table as a canvas, add a flamboyant mirrored tray or go simple with a geometric block tray! The possibilities are endless!

- SHOP TRAYS-

Lots of ideas and inspiration to be had from this weeks post! Just remember to play around with colours, stacks and materials. We are always an email or visit to store away from you getting your dream coffee table look! We've even got a LOOKBOOK all about it! Which you can find >here< along with all our other LOOKBOOKS!

Remember to tag us #berrysandgreyblog we love seeing what you create after reading our posts!

TALE AS OLD AS TIME

B&G Team

It's one of the films that has taken ahold of everyone! Not only bringing back memories of the original, but creating new fans of Belle, The Beast & all the other wonderful characters! Let's not forget the decor too!

We went out for a B&G cinema night and Beauty & The Beast was the perfect film! We were so inspired we have even created a Beauty & The Beast Window in our Norwich Store. With quite a few inspired pieces in stock, they make the perfect gift for a Beauty & The Beast fan!

Red Roses, White Roses, innovate and inspire with any colour rose to create your Rose in a Dome! Make it match your interior with a subtle nod to the Disney Classic!

-SHOP BEAUTY & THE BEAST INSPIRED ITEMS-

We love having fun with our displays, we get inspired by all that is around us, from trends, colours and popular culture! 

We hope you enjoy our windows are much as we do! They are our art gallery so to speak! To show off a little and explore new layouts and interior themes that may inspire you to create something similar in your home!

Remember to tag us #berrysandgreyblog with any of your purchases and creations that have been inspired by our blog posts!

IT'S LIVE

B&G Team

Here we are, our very first post! Something that has been brewing for while now. We can finally launch our blog for you guys to enjoy, to find lots of inspiration and wonderful new pieces for your home.

What can you expect to find here? We've got lots of fab items we will be highlighting and showcasing to you each week. Our top finds, and some firm favourites.

With direct links to each item shown, you can easily shop the looks you like in just one click!

We will be creating different interiors in many different trends and themes, so you can just sit back and get the main points you need to create your dream space. We're talking Scandi, Minimalism, Tropical, if you can think of it, we'll help achieve those interior dreams.

We will be getting arty with our chalk paints, giving you guys a glimpse into our workshop days and how to pair your favourite colour with pieces from our shop.

We're also going to be introducing a newsletter; its still in the beginning processes at the moment, but it will include new pieces, our favourite social shares and little snippets of our day to day lives in the shop.

This is going to be a place for all of us to show you where we get our inspiration, what we like and love. Above all things it's where you can join in with us and be inspired too.

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