Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dollar Store Craft

You will want to run to the nearest Dollar store after you see this craft!  It was the easiest project but the payoff was Huge!  You will need Candle Stick Holders, E6000 Glue, and Clear Cylinders--the cylinders and candle sticks came from the Dollar store but the glue had to be purchased at Michael's.  This whole project cost about $10.00. 
Candle Sticks and Glass Cylinders

I wanted to fill my jars with beans and peas but you could just
put some candles  in them or fill with coffee beans, flowers, etc.  Many uses!

I couldn't photograph and glue at the same time but you take your E4000 glue
 and spread it around the rim of the candle stick (the small end).
  Turn your glass upside down and stick the candle stick in the center of the glass. 
The glue will allow you to slide it around a little so you can get it right in the center. Take a paper towel and wipe the excess glue off.

I stacked books and the bags of beans on top of them
and let them dry overnight.

Here are the ones I did that are graduating sizes.

Here are the four I did that are all the same size.

Get ready to pour in the beans.

Just a few spilled beans--it was inevitable I guess.

Here are the three different sizes filled up with the beans. 
Notice my blue Gurgling Fish Pitcher?  Love!  It is a great conversation piece.

It's ok, you don't have to tell me how great these look

Three of the same size across the dining room table.


Now, grab your keys and run to the nearest Dollar Store.

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46 comments:

  1. Thats awesome! I love it!

    *grabbing my keys now* ;)

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  2. Lauren, I knew someone would be grabbing their keys and running to the nearest Dollar Store :-)
    Thanks for commenting.

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  3. I make these same exact vases form there, so cute and so cheap, I love the idea of the beans in them though!

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  4. Such a cool idea1 Love love it:) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your comments. Have a great week!

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  5. These are awesome!! I'm totally gonna have to go get some!
    PS- thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog, I've already downloaded your "to do list" that i'm hoping will work in them! Thanks! :)

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  6. Wow! What a great idea. I think I'm going to try these with jelly beans in them for Easter. What a fun and yummy decoration for the holiday. Thanks for sharing your idea and your link!

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  7. Kim, I am loving that idea! I have to do that with mine for the spring. Thanks for coming by.

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  8. How simple and clever. I love how these turned out. I'm visiting from SomethingCreatedEveryday.blogspot.com. Nice job!

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  9. Great Idea, I love a good inexpensive craft!! Thanks for sharing!www.goodideasandtips.com

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  10. I made these vases for my sisters for Christmas and they were a big hit. I like how you used the food for color...good thinking it looks great.

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  11. Split peas and beans! ha! love it. :) You just can't have too many glass cylinders I say. good job.

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  12. I think these would make fabulous gifts! I was thinking about how nice they would look with a monogram etched on them. I agree that you can't have too many of these beauties sitting around :)

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  13. Thanks Kenya! I am glad you stopped by.

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  14. Very cool! This definitely goes on the to do list!

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  15. LOVE this...thanks for sharing!

    Jessica
    myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  16. I love finding things at the dollar store and turning them into something awesome! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love these they turned out great. I still have lots of supplies so I will be making more things soon and i just may have to include some of these.

    Penny

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  18. Penny, I'm glad you stopped by to say hi!

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  19. Looks great on your dining room table. My daughter made these as gifts for Christmas and she used the etching cream to put each persons monogram on them and placed a candle inside. They were a really big hit. ~~Sherry~~

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  20. Such a cute and inexpensive idea. so glad I found your blog today. I'm now following and can't wait to see what else you will have! Have a great weekend and I'll see you soon! ♥ BJ

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  21. That is unique! I bought the same candlestick, a glass bowl and glass plate today at Dollar Tree to make a project as well! I have never seen anyone make these jars- PERFECT!!!!
    I followed your link from 504 Main!!!!

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  22. I LOVE these! I would grab my keys now but the dollar store is closed already tonight! And the biggest bummer is I was just there earlier today :) I will be making a trip soon though I have some peas and beans that could be use for a pretty display!
    Crystal

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  23. I am so glad everyone is liking these! Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to seeing what you all make!

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  24. So cute! My $ store creations have been sitting empty since Christmas! I wasn't sure what to put in them...but I love the way the beans look!! Visiting from Serenity Now's Weekend Bloggy Reading.

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  25. What a great, easy and inexpensive idea! I've decorated before with the split peas. Love the color.

    Found you through Serenity Now! Can't wait to follow and see what other crafty things you do!

    Megan

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  26. I've featured this...please stop by, check it out, grab a button :)

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    Jessica

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  27. The graduating ones would be perfect for a trio of candles I've had forever - and haven't had a place to display them!!!

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  28. I love easy, simple DIY crafts like this! They turned out beautifully. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll stop by to visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

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  29. What a great looking, inexpensive craft. I love it!!!

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  30. I love love love this project!! I think these would go perfectly across my buffet in my dining room. Yay! Thanks so much!

    Heather @ A Table for Ten, Please
    www.dorilukedesigns.com

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  31. I love your dollar store crafts!!! Beans rock!

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  32. What a great project! They look like they cost so much more.

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  33. Awesome idea!!! I am running to the dollar store now!!

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  34. I love dollar stores you can find great stuff there & with your ingenuity the possibilities are endless! Love this project!

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  35. This craft was the first one I ever attempted, and it's still one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Dear Lindy!
    Yes, I will stop at the Dollar store TODAY! I have the E6000 glue because I glued a candlestick to a vintage saucer to make a jewellery holder for my guest room. I want to make cake plates but the dollar store is so much easier to find! The vintage plates are harder to come by.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful idea!!!

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