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Monday, February 7, 2011

Dollar Store Decorating ~ Valentine's Day Dessert Stand

I was at Dollar Tree last week scoping out some Valentine's Day decor and getting my usual things: salt & pepper grinders, pop-up foil sheets, drink mixes to add to bottled water, and batteries for the Wii remote.  While I was there, a solid black plate caught my eye. (can y'all believe I forgot to take a pic of the plate before I wrote all over it?!)  I had just purchased a gold paint pen at Michael's, and I knew I could jazz this plate up!  A few minutes later, I spied this candlestick holder on the candle aisle and I knew they were meant to be together!  It's gold with black splatters - perfect for what I had in mind now!

At home I wrote one of my favorite quotes  "Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much" around the plate with the gold metallic paint pen.  At the bottom I added a bunch of doodled flowers and hearts.  Then I grabbed the brush-on super glue and here's the final result!

Plate  $1
Candlestick Holder $1
Glue $1
Paint Pen $1.99 before 40% off coupon at Michaels
Total spent:  under $5 for a super-cute dessert stand! It's going to get a lot of use here!!

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  1. awesome! so cute and you can repaint it for every holiday!

  2. I love this idea. I have seen similar creations before and I am itching to make my own.


  3. What a neat idea... I love that you wrote on the plate. I really need one of these (or several) as I currently obsessed with making cupcakes. Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea!

  4. I love the dollar store! Great stuff there. Nice job!

    Hop on by when you get a chance!

    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

  5. Oh my gosh what a fantastic idea! I am so going to steal, err borrow this! It looks fantastic. I wonder if you used a short candlestick if you could use it as a cakestand?

    I am following you back from the Tuesday blog hops. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog :D

  6. Thanks y'all! Yes, I think you could use a shorter candlestick holder and make this a cake stand! Would look adorbs!! In fact, that may be my next project - a white plate with a crystal candlestick holder maybe? : )

  7. Cute! Love your writing by the way! If I had free handed you might not be able to read it!

  8. Awesome job! You have a great eye for seeing the potential in things Plus - I'm so impressed that you wrote on it yourself! I'm so afraid of "messing up" Love it!

  9. Thanks Jen & Mimi! I just took a deep breath and went for it. It isn't perfect, but it turned out fine as far as the handwriting goes! I really do love it!


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