Dollar Store Challenge-Glass Candle Holder

DollarStoreChallengeCoHostsButtonWelcome to the very first Dollar Store Challenge!  Barb from The Everyday Home  is serving as our hostess with the mostess, and I’m happy to be a co-host of this party along with Tammy from Deja Vue Designs, Christy from Our Southern Home, and Sheila from Plum Doodles.

Each month on the 4th Thursday there will be a different challenge using dollar store items. This month we used glass candleholders. You can see all the projects each month by following the group’s Pinterest Board.

When Barb first issued the challenge to create something with a glass candleholder from a dollar store, I was stumped. But off I went to the Dollar Tree to pick up my supplies without a clear idea in my head until this popped into my head!

Dollar Store Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsThese little dessert stands take an ordinary dessert up a notch or two, don’t you think? And they are so easy and inexpensive to make. Here’s how I did it.

Dollar Store glass candleholder dessert stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsFirst, I sprayed my glass candle holders with spray paint. I used a flat white paint that I already had on hand.

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsI decided that I was going to use wooden disks for the top of my dessert stands, so I purchased 2 disks from Hobby Lobby. They cost $1.33 each.

Dollar Store Glass Candlestick Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsThese disks are round on the top and have a nice beveled edge.

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsBecause Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided to spray paint them red. I used the same Ruby Red that I used to paint magnolia leaves in December. Once they dried, I thought they were a little too red so I added another layer of a darker red that I had.

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsWhen the paint was dry, I attached the wooden disks to the glass candleholders with this glue and let it dry overnight.

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsCan’t wait to use these for a little sweet treat on Valentine’s Day!

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsBe sure to use a paper doily or a cupcake liner when using these as dessert stands to make them safe for serving food.

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsI suppose you’re wondering about that brownie since I announced that we were on a low carb diet, aren’t you? Well, this brownie is low carb with a secret ingredient. But I’m not quite ready to give you the recipe. It needs a little tweeking.

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsSorry for the picture overload, but I got a new lens for my camera, and I’m tickled pink with the photos!

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder Dessert Stands | Cottage at the CrossroadsYou’re probably noticing 3 white candleholders in this photo, aren’t you?

Dollar Store Candleholder | Cottage at the CrossroadsThat’s because I just couldn’t help myself! A little candlelight is needed on Valentine’s Day so I made this using a glass candleholder and a glass pillar candleholder. My friend Marti cut out the heart stencil with her Silhouette machine using contact paper. All I did was put it on the candleholder and then spray painted it. After the paint was dry, I removed the stencil. Thanks Marti!

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder | Cottage at the CrossroadsI love how you can see the candle burning through the heart!

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd on the back, I put a different heart. See the couple? So romantic, huh?

Dollar Store Glass Candleholder | Cottage at the CrossroadsI thought I’d show you the vintage Valentine that was in the background, so I took it out of its frame.

Vintage Valentine | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe recipient of this Valentine had treasured it enough to frame it and keep it for years. Don’t you want to know that story?

Speaking of stories, I can’t wait to see all the creative things that have been created with the dollar store candleholders, so let’s get this party started!

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Comments

  1. says

    Jane – your craft is adorable, but I just have to tell you how amazing your photos and styling look. Great shot — and my mouth is watering over that brownie. Can’t wait until you share the recipe.

    I’m so inspired by all these adorable candlestick crafts. I’m definitely joining the challenge next time around.

  2. says

    I just love your little dessert stand and honestly, I wanted to lick the screen those brownies look so good. I can’t wait for the recipe. Thanks for being one of my first co-hosts and thx for joining in the 1st Great Dollar Store Challenge. I pinned it! Hope you join up next month, too. :)
    xxoo, Barb

  3. says

    I don’t know why I never thought of painting the candlesticks, especially when I tend to paint anything that isn’t moving. Love both sweetheart projects, and your pics are beautiful. What lens did you buy? Will it make me a better photographer? One can only hope…. :)

  4. says

    I like both the light and the dessert stand. Not sure which one I like better! The dessert stand is a great photo prop though, something every blogger could make good use of!

  5. Jean Windham says

    The dessert stand is so pretty. I do love the color of red you used and the doily is just the right touch to add. I think the treat on top looks extra special now and I bet it taste good too. Jean

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