December 14, 2012

I Must Be On a Roll: Dollar Store Bottle Brush Trees and Homemade Holiday Cake Stand

I can't believe I'm taking the time to show you this, considering that Christmas is only 10 days away (and I already posted a recent Christmas decor craft project here).  Guess that tells you where my priorities lie....well, was there really any doubt?  Go ahead and blame Karen, The Graphics Fairy. She had to host a  Dollar Store Decorating Link Party!  So here's a little something I whipped up.


This vintage-style cake stand was made with a plate from The Dollar Store (I bought ten!) while the base is one of two candlesticks I picked up at Goodwill.  I love how it's already so shabby chic looking!


I did not glue them together, though.  I used that waxy stuff you use for securing a candle in its candlestick Mr. Mole's Sticky Wax, a candle "adhesive," so I can take it apart and use both pieces for another project some other day.


I placed my Dollar Store white bottlebrush trees on the plate along with Epsom salts {for snow}, some silver ball ornaments and some red and white crystals. I think the red really pops.


And yes, that's my Thanksgiving chalkboard you see in the background.  But just you wait.  I have plans for that, too.


I should be wrapping and baking and cleaning, but I'm on a roll with my Christmas decorations.  I have at least one more project I'm going to share, maybe even two.  Like I said, I'm on a roll.

I hope all your holiday plans, whether crazy busy or organized and laid back, turn out just the way you'd like.  And if they don't, well, try to go with the flow and enjoy.  I mean, it's Christmas, right?!


xoxo

 
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7 comments:

Pendra said...

Shabby sweet! My Dollar Store had the white plates and of course I didn't get any, obsessed all week and went back...ALL GONE! I also looked for the bottle brush trees...ALL GONE! I've got to get there sooner next year! Love that you didn't adhere so you can change out, great idea!
Holiday Hugs,
Pendra

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very cute idea - thanks for sharing.I need to make a trip to DT and planned to do so today. Saw the news and decided I would not be going out today. :(

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Kathleen, this is adorable. I love your cake plate stand and the bottle brush trees ... I just love them!

Karen Albert said...

Oh no, now I am worried there will not be lots of those adorable bottle brush trees left!

Darling Katherine!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Such a cute little vignette, love what you've done with the plate stand!
Saw you linking at the Dollar Store Link Party
Debbie :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Kathleen you are the QUEEN!! Love what you did, and so clever to keep it reversible like that.

Shannon said...

Super cute! I love the red and silver balls with the bright white. Fun!

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