Do you love a great challenge? Especially one that is easy on the budget!!!
I sure do! My friend, Barb, over at The Everyday Home had yet another amazing idea! She has created The Great Dollar Store Challenge. This will be a monthly event where 1 dollar store item is selected and each and everyone is invited to create an item using the monthly selection. This month is…the glass candlestick! Bloggers, please link up your project below. You didn't create a project…no problem…click on the links below that interest you and get some new ideas! Be sure to check back in regularly as new links will be added! You do not have to be a blogger to click on the links below!
I am co-hosting the very first party with the other ladies listed below! Be sure to check out their creative blogs!
Here is my project! I created a Tiered Stand that I am using as a S'mores Station using 4 dollar store glass candlesticks.
You will need:
4- glass candlesticks ($1 each)
3 cake pans (I had on hand)
E6000 adhesive (on hand found in craft stores)
Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint
Annie Sloan clear and dark wax
1) I washed the candleholders and cake pans. Let them thoroughly dry.
2) Apply the E6000 clear adhesive around the top edge of each candleholder. Let sit for 2 minutes. Then flip one over and match the part where you place the candle…..the smaller part. Marry the two ends together. Do the same with the other 2. Now you have your 2 columns that the pans will rest on. If any adhesive drips, immediately wipe with a wet paper towel. I let mine dry and harden overnight.
3) I applied 3 coats of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. I started with a regular brush, but switched to a foam brush. I liked it better on the glass.
4) After the paint was dry, I applied a coat of clear wax and then dark wax. Buff out the dark wax.
5) Attach the 2 columns to the pans and adhere with E6000. Let dry!
I used to decorate cakes for my kid's birthdays when they were younger….colored icing and various tips! Self taught with a little help from my mom. She took many courses on it when we were younger. This flower petal cake pan set actually has one more larger pan with it. I haven't used them in probably 5+ years. I love the way they look with the candlesticks, but I'm going to honest here…..I didn't glue them with the adhesive….at least not yet! The set of 4 pans was pricey. I'm not quite ready to adhere them permanently. I so love the look. My goal is to scour thrift and antique stores until I can find some old vintage pans to use instead. I looked in various stores, but couldn't find the look I wanted. I encourage you to do the same when looking for the cake pan part. You could also do this with melamine plates, glass or regular dinnerware, and how about a graduated set of tight weave baskets! The E6000 is strong! I love this stuff!! When carrying, I'd still support from the bottom pan or plate.
Old White with the clear and dark wax really gives the tiered stand a vintage feel.
Hard to believe they were glass candleholders!
Ashlyn's 15th birthday is on the 30th so I need to find something quickly. She has her group of friends spending the night for a home-made spaghetti dinner, movie night complete with popcorn, roaring fire and S'mores! I'll be sure to update to let you know what I decide. I may just use these. They haven't been used in so long that I may as well put them to good use! I see many uses ahead for it from serving food for get-togethers, a coffee bar station, storing craft or office supplies! Decisions, decisions!
One thing that you will want to do when serving food from this, is to place some clear plastic wrap just around the base of each candleholder. It won't be seen, but will protect the food from the small bit of the painted surface. The cake pan of course is food safe!
I'd love to give a shout out to my sweet and helpful local Dollar Tree cashier, Dawn. Thanks for the warm smile and kind words!!!
Time for you to link up your candleholder project or find something to inspire you below!
You can also follow the Dollar Store Challenge pin board HERE on Pinterest!
Welcome to the very first
Great Dollar Store Challenge.
Each month, a new Dollar Store item will be chosen, and then I will
issue a challenge to all Bloggers to create something one-of-a-kind
with their own unique spin.
This month's Co-Hosts for this event are:
Tammy with Deja Vue Designs
Jane and Leo with Cottage at the Crossroads
Christy with Our Southern Home
and Sheila with Plum Doodles
Please make sure you stop by these lovely blogs and say hello.
Link Parties that OSH parties at on occasion!
Monday: Between Naps on the Porch
Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style
Friday: French Country Cottage, My Repurposed Life, Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday, Common Ground, The Charm of Home, Rooted in Thyme,Imparting Grace, Keep Calm and Link Up, at the picket fence – Inspiration Fridays, My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday, Craftberry Bush – Inspiration Gallery Friday, SnapCreativity – Show and Tell
This month's item:
Now, let's get on with the Challenge.
We can't wait to see what you have created…