I have been anxiously awaiting today! This is the first installment of one of my new series called Styled X3. I asked a couple of my favorite bloggers to be the first to participate and was thrilled when they said they would.
Three bloggers take the same object and use it in each of their homes. This month I chose the decorative pyramid from the Nate Berkus collection at Target. I sent one to Michael and one to Sarah a few weeks ago and I have been excited to see what they have done!
The first thing I thought of was to cover a potted plant with it sort of like a cloche. I almost did that. And then I decided to add acrylic to the bottom and hang the potted plant in the pyramid. Who doesn't love a hanging planter? I started cutting the acrylic for the bottom and decided to change gears yet again. Why not add acrylic to the sides and make a hanging vase!
I am obsessed with how it turned out! It has been hanging for a couple of days.
I traced the sides of the pyramid onto some acrylic I had. I used the acrylic cutter from when I made the icicle ornaments to score the acrylic. Then I snapped them off.
I used clear, waterproof caulk to seal all the seams. Just like when you caulk anything else, after you run a line of caulk down the seam, press your finger along the caulk and smooth it into the seam.
The white corners hid the caulk well but there were a few places that I accidentally smeared the caulk so I used a damp Q-Tip to clean it off.
It took 3 hours to fully dry. Fill it with water and check for leaks. I didn't have a problem with leaks and I think you should be just fine. But if there are leaks dump the water out, dry it, and fill that area with more caulk.
I drilled holes in the acrylic at the very top at all the corners so I could thread some twine through it. It was awkward because I did it after the caulk had dried. I should have drilled the holes before assembling it. Make sure not to fill the water up clear to the top because of the holes.
Now that you have seen what I have done with the pyramid, go check out what Michael and Sarah did with theirs! Michael is also doing a giveaway. You can enter to win a pyramid of your own AND a $100 Target giftcard!
What would you have done with this decorative pyramid?
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