Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspired Mini Dessert Stand

Today's project is inspired by some Darlings that I have recently featured.  Remember these?

Two awesome ideas that I sort of combined!
Supplies for my version:
Dollar Tree candlestick and vase
Finial dowel cap and small wooden circle (from Hobby Lobby)
Paint of choice
sand paper or sanding block

I had everything but the finial cap and the wooden circle so actual money spent was $1.30 plus tax. But to buy supplies excluding paint, glue, and sand paper would be $3.50 plus tax!  So lovin' the little cost to this project!!

Let's get started!!
First of all, there's 3 ways you can do this.
Here's just the wooden circle and vase.

Wooden circle, vase and finial cap.

And this is my version!!  So do what ever you like!  Now to the painting!

I took the metallic pink paint I have and painted the candlestick, wooden circle and finial before gluing. Gave the candlestick a second coat....wasn't worried about it being a little streaky as I was going to spray paint it later.

Then I glued the wooden circle to the candlestick with cement and let dry.

Once the cement was dry I took my new stand and finial outside and used spray paint (Rustoleum's Ballet Slippers) and painted a final time. Once that was dry I then took a sanding block and 'destressed' away so the hot pink would show through!!  Yay for double pink!! Then I glued the finial cap to the bottom of the vase.
(Before sanding)

All done!!  Isn't she cute?!

I can't wait to use this for one of the special things I have planned for August Bash week!!

See my Link Party Page for where I'll be linking up!!

Happy Thursday!!


Kristin said...

That turned out great! Now, what are you going to bake to display in it?!


Lindsay said...

These are adorable! I sure wish I had them for my daughter's birthday today! I will definitely be adding this to my 'to-do' list! Great job!

smithpeasinapod said...

OH these turned out so darling!! I have to try my hand at this. Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I love this dessert stand! It looks so cute with the doily on it! I am a new follower. I found your blog at the stayathomenation blog party!

Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

What a cute idea. I would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home today and link up your food stands and any other projects you would like to share. Happy Monday!!

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

SO cute!!! I love it! Color and all!! I have everything to make these beauties!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Sunday” on our blog too!! Love seeing your fabulous ideas!!


Beth Adams said...

Love this project. So wickedly cute! I am following your blog now. Pop on by Wiccan Make Some Too when you can & say "hi".

Jennifer said...

Thanks Ladies!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

These turned out sooooo cute! I like them better than your examples. (Don't tell anyone else, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.) Cute, cute, cute!

Jessica said...

Awesome idea! These are sooo expensive - I love that you made one affordably.

stefanie said...

I love this!!!!

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Loved this idea so much we are featuring it on our blog tomorrow :) Thanks again for sharing and for linking up to our party :)))

Just Jaime said...

Fun idea! Love what you did with it!

Unknown said...

Cute Idea....I am going to have to try this one!

Jennifer said...

@Daisy Pink Cupcake...thanks so much!

Honey I'm Home Blog said...

What a great idea. I'd love to give it a whirl.

Warmly, MIchelle

Jennifer said...'s really easy!! Thanks for stopping by! said...

Hi Vinage-Gwen. I love your idea a lot and posted it in my german blog:
Please see if you like it.
Jessica from Berlin