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Dollar Store Challenge-Glass Candle Holder

by Jane Windham on January 22, 2014

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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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth @ Southern Color January 22, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Great job! I can barely recognize the candlesticks when they’re painted white. Very cute Valentines Day craft!


Linda January 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm

This is so perfect for Valentine’s … and the dessert looks luscious, too. Best wishes, Linda at Crafts a la mode


laurie January 22, 2014 at 9:12 pm

That is so cute, Ms. Smarty! and I love your vintage V’tine card too. laurie


Christy @ Our Southern Home January 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Adorable idea! I’m blown away with the creativity! Fun partying with you! ~Chisty


Melanie January 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Great job!


JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose January 23, 2014 at 7:07 am

Hi Jane this sounds really fun! Can’t wait to link up tonight ;-)


Jenna January 23, 2014 at 8:55 am

Really cute Jane!


Dawn January 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

How cute is that Jane, the dessert stands are just adorable. What a great way to give height to a table for such a small price.


Leo@cottageatthecrossroads January 23, 2014 at 9:32 am

Is Valentines Day coming up? Maybe I should get my sweetheart something. Let me think. Any suggestions?


Jane Windham January 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

Leo, every day is s a sweet treat with you!


Leo@cottageatthecrossroads January 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Love you too Jane.


Cynthia January 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I am rally loving this and seeing everything that you are all coming up with. I can’t wait to be in the new house to be creative again.



Atta Girl Amy January 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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.


Barb @ The Everyday Home January 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm

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


SheilaG @ Plum Doodles January 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

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…. :)


Kathy January 24, 2014 at 8:52 am

Your project(s) turned out so pretty! Love the dessert stands AND the candle holder is gorgeous!! Beautifully photographed, too!!


Lauren January 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

What an adorable candle stick transformation! I love this sweet little dessert stand and that brownie looks so yummy too!!!


debbiedoos January 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

That is just darling Jane!


Tammy...circa-1929 January 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Love both of your ideas. And the dessert – can I say – looks yummy.


Morena January 25, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I love all the details you included. Everything looks so beautiful!


Emily January 26, 2014 at 1:39 am

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!


Jean Windham January 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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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