Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peppermint Candy Stand

Have you ever seen a a picture in a magazine and said “I have to make that!”? That was exactly what I thought when I was flipping through December’s Copy of SDC10198
and saw this
SDC10200The 1997 “Good Thing” feature. Living was featuring one “Good Thing” project from each of the past 20 years. I love decorating with peppermints at Christmas and I love glass and pedestals together sooo I started looking through my stash of pedestals. I’ve been collecting them for about almost a year ever since I saw the DIY apothecaries and cake stands. Now I “shop the closet” first when I  want to do a glass project.
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What I couldn’t find in the closet, I found at the Dollar Tree!
From Dollar Tree:
1 Clear Glass Dinner Plate
1 Clear Glass Dessert Plate
1 Sundae Glass
1 Set of 3 small glass bowls (originally from DT but were in the closet)
3 glass tea light holders (originally from DT but were in the closet)
Plastic twisted candy ribbons 
From the closet (thrift store):
2 glass taper candle holders
Candy Canes and Peppermints
From Walmart:
Gorilla Glue
This is a pretty self explanatory project, so here it is in pictures:
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candystand
It took about 15 minutes to put it all together and it looks fun and festive!  The only problem is that the candy doesn’t stay in it long! I’ve been through several bags of peppermints already. I think the kids think they have to grab one every time they walk by! I may have to switch to all plastic candy!   Fast, easy and inexpensive….my kind of project!
I will be entering this in Dollar Tree’s Christmas Craft Challenge. Voting will begin on December 17th and end December 28th.  Naturally I think this is an awesome project….if you agree,  I’d appreciate your vote!
The Dollar Tree Flair for Crafts Contest - Enter your craft in the Christmas Challenge, December 1st thru December 14th.  Win a vacation getaway or other great prizes.
I’ll also be linking up to the many of the parties in my sidebar as well as the ones listed below.

Roeshel from The DIY Showoff is having a Holiday Link Party!
The DIY Show Off
 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/Simpsonized CraftsThe Boardwalk Bragfest
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden


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16 comments :

  1. This is very cute and can be a great multi-tasker too after the holidays. I work for Dollar Tree and I love walking the store looking for new ideas.

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  2. hi sharon ...

    the idea is fantastic
    love it very much!
    wish that i can have one too
    and i bet my candy will stay longer than yours since i dont have any children yet around :D

    Xo , yhosie

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  3. What an adorable idea! It looks terrific!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  4. Great project! This is one that the kids will light up when they see all the candy! Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. That turned out perfect! And yeah, I'd probably sneak more candy if it was displayed so temptingly!

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  6. This is so cute, and a great idea to add some festive-ness with very little dough!

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  7. Fun!!

    Come enter my linky party as well as the current giveaways!!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/glam-party-6-gifts-that-give-back.html

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  8. I would have the same problem with the kids at my house too! But, hey, it's Christmas! It looks fabulous and would love for you to share this at my Holiday Hookup!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-hookup-6.html

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  9. Marvellous Idea! Will adapt for a cake stand if I can find the parts!

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  10. Excellent idea and execution! Thank you for sharing, Sharon! I hope to see you again next week -- no pressure :)

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  11. This also caught my eye as I flipped thru the magazine...great job on this...and I imagine you will use this for every holiday....and wouldn't dip be cool in the top with crackers and pretzels on the plates??

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  12. That is BRILLIANT!!!!!!! I'm going to vote right now!!!!! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I'm having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

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  13. What a super idea. I love that idea from Martha and yours is amazing and frugal.

    Ruth

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  14. OMGosh, I ♥ how that turned out Ÿ So very cute.

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