Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY Fruit Dish with supplies from the Dollar Store!

I sure do love me some Dollar Store, in case you haven't noticed.

Have you ever gone to a party where the hostess had these amazingly cute fruit dish and you thought, 'Gee, Id sure love a dish that cute!' Well, now's your chance, folks.

Today's DIY: A dish (or cupcake stand, candy holder, etc!) that will cost you less than $5 (including spray paint and glue)

Alrighty, let's get to it!

Gather your supplies:
candle stick
bowl or plate
E6000 glue (found at walmart or any craft store)
spray paint

Apply some E-6000 around the top of the candle stand, and gently place the bowl on that. Allow to dry until it doesn't budge when you try to move it a little. (I estimate about 30 minutes?)

Now you have this!
You could leave it like this, or,  you could paint it! I used white so that it looked like porcelain, but you could totally do any color. Remember, when you paint it, do not paint the inside of the bowl because if you do, you won't be able to put food in there without some kind of lining like a paper towel. (which isn't quite as cute, am I right?)

If you want it paint, it's easy as pie. Just take it outside, lay it upside down on your surface, and paint a few thin coats (letting dry in between, of course!)

So pretty!
You can also stick a plate on top instead to have a super cute cake stand! Or you can do 2 candle stands and 3 plates alternated, and have a super cute 3-tiered cupcake stand!

The possibilities are endless...Have fun :)


susanna said...

cute idea jenn! thanks for sharing!

T said...

my sister makes and sells these little handmade cake stands! yea Jenn! you're so crafty. love the bowl idea.