DIY Candy Dish Or Display Piece

by Destri on December 8, 2010

I have done this before, but have never tired from it.  So fun and the perfect hostess gift, neighbor gift…anyone really!

The great thing is you can use the dish year round.  Just change up the ribbon and throw whatever you want in it to create a new look.  A quick and easy project that is sure to help you scratch someone off your list!

How To Make A Candy Dish Or Display Piece From A Candlestick

Start with a candlestick.  I picked this up for 50 cents at the thrift store.

If the candlestick is not the color you want, spray it.  If you do this outside in a box it will help keep the spray confined.  I did quite a few coats of paint, making sure to dry in between.

Now take any kind of glass candle holder, or dish that fits.  The reason I say use a candle holder is they are in general always about the same size as the base of the wider candlestick bases.  Any craft store has a big variety.  I actually picked this one up at Walmart for $2 by the candles.  You will need a good glue, E-6000 is my favorite.

Squeeze a thin layer of glue around the rim of the base of the candlestick.

Center the glass on top and let dry.  All done!  The easiest little project, no?

Fill it up with candy, little Christmas bulbs or something else festive and tie a ribbon on if you want.  I was going to gift this, but I kinda like it.

It goes perfect with my candy cane candle holders I made!  Have you seen these?  My sister had a pair and I thought they were the cutest.  I am thinking they were all the rage at some point and I just missed the boat.  But if there are a few of you out there that missed that sailing too, I could show you how I made them, super easy.  Just let me know!

Anyways, have you made something this year that you were going to give, but find yourself having a hard time letting go?

Linked to the fabulous Someday Crafts

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina December 8, 2010 at 7:26 am

ohmyword…I think I just died and went to cuteness heaven.
Crafty Goddess, sheesh!


Destri December 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Oh you…you’re making me blush ;)
thanks dear!


Aubrey December 8, 2010 at 7:33 am

So cute! What great ideas, and so simple. Love it!


Admitted Fabricaholic December 8, 2010 at 8:26 am

So very cute!!! Loving the candy cane candlestick holders too!!!


Suzanne December 8, 2010 at 11:50 am

super idea to re-purpose an old candle holder!


Beth December 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I would love to know how to make the candy cane cane candlesticks.


Destri December 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I will post it tomorrow!


Jileen December 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Love that candy dish! Oh the possibilities! I made some pillowcases out of Christmas fabric that were really cute and I really don’t want to part with them except that I had the recipient’s names stitched on too. :)


Destri December 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

You could always unpick the stitches!


Michelle December 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Very clever! And, yes, please show us the candy cane craft. Are they real candy canes?


Destri December 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

They are real! The whole project cost me $3.00. I will post it up tomorrow :)


Sandy Barnes December 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I would love to know how to make the candlesticks too!!


Destri December 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Coming up!


Pattyann December 9, 2010 at 6:18 am

Oh what a great little gift. I love the dish and the candle sticks. I think they would be so cute to give as small gifts to neighbors and friends for Christmas.


Erin Kersh December 9, 2010 at 9:03 am

I love this idea — can’t wait to try it! Yes — please show us how to make the candy cane candle holders, too! :)


Grace Engelbrecht December 9, 2010 at 9:10 am

Please tell us how to make the candy cane candle holders too!
Thank you!

Love the candy dis…definitely going to make one!


Amelia December 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

Love the candy dish and hope you don’t mind if i use it..Please show me how to make the candy cane candle holders…You are so talented ..GREAT JOB!!


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