Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thrifty DIY Gift Idea Anyone Can Make! Really!!

I promised you a wonderful gift idea that anyone can
make on the cheap, or more expensively!!!

Well here ya go!!

Some months ago I had the privilege of attending a wonderful

party where I had the pleasure of meeting my lovely

blog friend, Jeanne, at Backyard Neighbor.  She made

 pretty pedestal plates for everyone present and this is mine:

I absolutely love it!  It travels from my bar to my workspace,
and I put everything from birds to muffins, to pears to
you name it on it, and it makes me smile!!   {Love you Jeanne!)
I found the dome at Goodwill and
was delighted to see that it fit perfectly!

WELL, these are so neat, and can be made with very
little expense!!

You only need three items to make one!  Pretty and inexpensive
plates and candlesticks can be found at Goodwill, Habitat
for Humanity, almost any thrift store.  Or you can buy new ones
at Home Goods, Target, WalMart etc...

You can spend as much or little as you want! Literally!
Some are found for as little as $.20-$1.00 a piece!!!


Candlestick {I prefer the ones that have a little wider, more
 stable base}
{ I used E6000 {strong odor that does go away,
but Gorilla Glue or any heavy duty
glue will work, just check the label to be sure!}

It doesn't get ANY EASIER than this sweeties!

Wash and completely dry candlestick and plate.

Turn the plate upside down, run a good amount of glue
around the rim of the end of the candlestick that
the candle goes in, find the center of
the plate, and glue the candlestick to it!

Press firmly, but not too hard! 
You don't want to break the plate!

A 5 year old could do this for a gift for Grandma!!
{with a little help of course}

I applied a bit of weight to keep it in place while it
dried.  Allow it to dry for at least 24 hours, and


Wonderful centerpiece!

I threw this together quickly,
and it still looks  pretty good, huh?
Imagine what it could look like if I
actually took some time with it!

You can also use them for serving food, candles, tablescaping
with favorite things, vignettes...the possibilites are endless!!

The little domes are from cheese platters and also can be found
for a song at thrift stores!

Here is my plate trio without any decor

They don't look straight because of the angle, but they are!!
I used 3 of the same plates, and then 3 different size and style

Another shot along with a fourth pedestal made with a vintage
silver plate candlestick, and vintage English stoneware:


If not, you can purchase this lovely trio from my Etsy shop!!

I will be making more, in different colors and combos, too!
Too much fun!!

I really hope you make one of will want to make
many more, I guarantee!!

Have a praise-filled Sunday, gals!!
Love ya!

Posting part two of my giveaway tomorrow!!   Your comments
enter you for all of the prizes!!!  Up to five comments total allowed! YEAH!!!!

Blessings and Hugs, Becky


  1. Those are great! I love the centerpiece you did with them! Your whole family must be crafty!

  2. That is such an awesome idea! Thank you so much for sharing this great craft:)

  3. Hi! Becky, I Love these!! and I think I will try to get my grandchildren to make one of these for their moms for Christmas!! I Just adore this idea!! I will gather stuff for them to make one and I will get to do something special with them! I will take pics!! You go Girl!! Thanks and have a Happy:) Sunday!! Love and Blessings!

  4. Well, aren't you crafty?!!! I love it! I'm not crafty at all, but I do believe I can do this project. Thanks for the idea. Your pedestal's are soooo lovely!

    Have a blessed Lord's Day! Love, Liesa

  5. So sweet! Thanks for sharing!
    I'll call sometime between cruises...great way to end the year!
    Love and ((HUGS))

  6. LOVE them!!!! And they look really easy to do!!!

  7. I love these, I think I can see a trip to the dollar store in my very near future.

  8. What a cute idea Becky! Thanks for sharing this with us. I might have to break down and make some. Maybe even for gifts also. Hope all is well with you and your crew dear. Crazy busy as usual here.

    Love and hugs!
    Karffee :)

  9. What a wonderful idea. And one I might actually be able to do, haha...In fact I am with granddaughters would LOVE these...Thanks for the lessons. Have a wonderful Sunday. HUGS

  10. What a great gift idea!! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Beck,
    All your pedestal plates came out great!! They look really good with your pumpkins on them, that made a very nice lil vignette. Perfect for your Thanksgiving centerpiece.

    I keep trying to figure out who I could give one to !! Have a great Sunday,
    Love ya, Nellie
    Talk with you soon hon!

  12. Fantastic idea, Becky! Thank you, dear, for sharing it. Putting this down as a gift idea.

  13. What a cool idea and so easy that even *I* can do it, lol! Wouldn't these be great to pile some yummy cookies on and put colored cellophane around to take as a hostess gift?


  14. Becky,
    This doesn't really count as a comment. I saw this and thought of you and for your etsy shop that you might like:
    It is Christmas glitter balls.(copy&paste the link).
    Sweet blessings,

  15. Love the marrying of glass pieces to make something new. It pains me to think of all the glass domes and candlesticks I've passed by without a second glance at the local Goodwill store! A trip there yesterday was disappointing---not a single dome or glass candlestick in the whole store. (I think the word has gotten out!)


Thank you so much for taking the time to share some JOY!
You're a blessing to me!