Welcome to the very first Dollar Store Challenge! Each month on the 4th Thursday there will be a different challenge using dollar store items. This month we used glass candleholders.
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!
These 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.
First, I sprayed my glass candle holders with spray paint. I used a flat white paint that I already had on hand.
I 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.
These disks are round on the top and have a nice beveled edge.
Because 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.
When the paint was dry, I attached the wooden disks to the glass candleholders with this glue and let it dry overnight.
Can't wait to use these for a little sweet treat on Valentine's Day!
Be sure to use a paper doily or a cupcake liner when using these as dessert stands to make them safe for serving food.
I 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.
Sorry for the picture overload, but I got a new lens for my camera, and I'm tickled pink with the photos!
You're probably noticing 3 white candleholders in this photo, aren't you?
That'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!
I love how you can see the candle burning through the heart!
And on the back, I put a different heart. See the couple? So romantic, huh?
I thought I'd show you the vintage Valentine that was in the background, so I took it out of its frame.
The 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