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Cute Candy Stands

 We are so excited to welcome Abby from A Feathered Nest to our nest! I love reading Abby’s blog and seeing what creative and clever things she is up to. She has stopped by to share a fun quick project. We hope you enjoy and go visit Abby!
Hi Cute Ladies!!! I’m Abby over at “A Feathered Nest” and I’m SO excited to be a guest here with the Creative {Hot} Crafting Chicks! {scream!} I’m giddy that they would ask, so here goes.
Before we begin…do you even know how hardit is finding a project that hasn’t been done over a bazillion times?! I mean, how many unique & easy Valentine thingies can there BE out there?! After my hysteria settled down, I talked to my BFF Kadie and she told me, “just make one of those candy stands I made you for Christmas. It’s easy.” {gasp!} She nailed it, gave me the inspiration for something that hasn’t been over-saturated yet, (to my knowledge) and now may I present her/our idea:
…and it takes 2 seconds to make…wahoo!
Isn’t it ADORABLE?!
 I found a cup for $1.99, a plate for $1.99, and some “Quick Grip” for $4.99. 
Remove those tacky stickers….
Apply a bunch of glue to the bottom of the glass…
Center it on the plate, and press down. I was able to find a seriously awesome weight to press down on my glass. Use anything heavy.
After a couple of hours, my stand was all ready for me to fill ‘er up. EASY, right?!
NOW here’s where you get creative and have some fun. You can make a variety of stands – you just have to get creative! If you have a birthday party, random event, special holiday, mix and match your options. When yard sale season comes up, keep a look-out and stock up on random dishes and glass stand items. You’d be surprised at the great stuff you’ll find for CHEAP!
Some cute glass filler ideas are:  marbles, gum balls, hard candy that won’t spoil over time, colored beads, or whatever your theme might be. Party stores and dollar stores are full of small items that would be a lot of fun.
Fill glass containers with something fun…
 I’m in LOVE with this polka-dot plate from Target!!! 
This is a ceramic ice cream dish I found on clearance
And look at this cute little heart-shaped candy dish! I found it at Target a few years ago on clearance and it looks great on this candlestick holder! (Can you tell I live at Target?)
Add a cute plate in the mix…
You’ve now got a double-decker!
You can even get creative with non-dish items like this cute nest-basket I found at the Pottery Barn outlet. LOVE it!!!
This plate is an old, vintage tin plate on top of a candlestick I got at a yard sale. I LOVE this one!!
Same vintage plate on top of a Mason jar filled with cherries. Makes a great summer serving platter.
The possibilities are endless!!! Go have some FUN with that glue!!!

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  1. Just brainstorming after I saw your post… I was thinking maybe (on some of the plate/cup combos-i know it wouldn’t work with all of them) you could use velcro so that they would be interchangeable!

    1. What a smart idea! =) When I find those 80% off deals for kitchenware at Joanne Fabrics I will make sure to buy velcro as well!

  2. Interesting velcro idea…they use that stuff to keep bumpers on cars, so with the right stuff, you could make it work. I giggled when I saw the Quad, too. My fav is the nest basket.

  3. Fantastic idea and exactly my speed – super easy. Although I think for you it is time for an intervention. Just put the glue down before your good china is harmed. 🙂

  4. Aww-thanks, ladies! And I’m LOVING the velcro idea!!! Is there anything you CAN’T velcro?! haha. Oh, and the “Be Mine” sign came from JoAnn’s last year. The one thing up there that didn’t come from Target!!

  5. I have used a simular idea but with ugly plates and things I find at the thrift shop. The shape is usually but the color is terrible. I glue them together and after they dry I spray paint them whatever color I need. I make sure to put a paper doiley on top if using it for food. But they can be repainted to match your party theme.

  6. Love these! SO cute!! Isn’t there a blue or clear resticky-type clay or wax stuff that could work to reuse them too?

  7. Sorry, but some of these look like plates glued to cups. The one with the sundae glass glued to the bowl? Looks like a glass glued to a bowl. The ones with the candlesticks are much nicer.

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