Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Idea #6 - Frugalicious Silver Display Stand

I wanted to join Jane @ Finding Fabulous for her Frugalicious Friday party because I have a super simple project that definitely fits the criteria of being frugal.  This is my first time to join the party so a big thank you to Jane.

This project isn't anything new but it fits all my criteria for a great project.....quick, easy and inexpensive.  These two items are going to be birthday presents for my sisters.  They both have November birthdays, both live out of town, and both are visiting for Thanksgiving so it is the perfect time to present them with their gifts.

You all probably know by now that I'm having a love affair with anything to do with tarnished silver (ok, it can be shiny too but I love the patina of the tarnished pieces).

I took two silver plated candlesticks ($1.00 for the pair):

I glued them to the bottom of these silver dishes ($1.00 apiece):

And ended up with a pretty silver pedestal stand for holiday (or anytime) decorating.

They took less than 5 minutes to make and they cost $1.50 apiece. 

The project that I promised to post about using these 3 silver bowls is coming soon.  I ran out of creative juice last night and spent the evening watching my favorite Thursday night shows.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.



  1. Oh I love that especially with the Christmas balls. You're so creative. Keep bringing the Holiday ideas. I'm planning on using some of them.

    Have a wonderful day.

  2. They look great...I am hoping you are going to stack those paul revere bowls - can't wait to see what you do with them.

    I "shoved" my little tree into a silver sugar bowl last night and chuckled - didn't quite look like yours - looked like I "shoved" it into a sugar bowl...haha

  3. Another amazing idea, please keep them coming. I love to see what you create.
    What are your favourite Thursday shows? I have no clue what's on TV that might for you.
    Last month in the US we watched Bones for the first time, then came home and found it had just begun to be shown on one of our Satellite Channels. I've always enjoyed Kathy Reichs books and am enjoying the programme too.
    Have a great weekend

  4. They look so great combined. I never would've thought of that. I am sucker for any cheap silver I come across, so it's great to get some ideas of how I can use those stray pieces.

  5. I love that! I appreciate that you do not polish your silver to a blinding new look~ That petina is so much more special. This is a clever idea, too... I am going to keep my eye out for some similar pieces- I have to find something pretty to place mounds of cookies on for our cookie swap coming up!

  6. This looks beautiful....what kind of glue did you use?

  7. Inquiring minds want to know. I was also going to ask what kind of glue you used! I just picked up my first piece of silver at Goodwill. Not sure what to do with it yet. I'll have to post it and get some ideas.

  8. Very creative, you! Wasn't sure where you were going with it, but I love it!

  9. What a great idea! Thank so much for the insperation!


  10. Of course....I love it! A silver pedestal is just timeless!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  11. Very creative me ideas of what to do with all those silver odds and ends.

  12. I'm I'm sitting here with my E-6000 glue, silver pieces, candlesticks, vases, bowls, plates, etc. I went through my stash of goodies yesterday. Today I'm gluing 'em all together. I decided height was the way to go this year for gifts and myself. I'm waiting for your bowl idea. :)
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  13. Jane,
    I love this project! These will be excellent gifts. Just two questions...
    What kind of glue did you use? and
    What do you watch on Thursday nights?
    Dee Dee

  14. I love what you have done with those pieces.
    I want to make some too, so I am going to be the fourth or fifth to ask, what kind of glue did you use?

  15. When we were at Friday Market today, I was actually looking for things like this so that I could make something similar -- I've seen a couple of blogs who have done their taken on this and it is just the simplest and yet cleverest idea ever. I am definitely keeping my eyes open for candlesticks and dishes that can live together as one. have a great weekend! ;) Tammy

  16. gorgeous of course because YOU made it - so crafty you are!!!!

  17. I love the patina of the candlesticks - it makes a cute stand. love it.

  18. Hi Jane!

    I love it! I am searching for the perfect silver bowls (well, I have seen the perfect ones, but I am not aying retail for them! LOL) to do this same type of project. These turned out stunning!

  19. what a great idea! i have quite a few of these odds and ends...might have to make a few.

  20. What a great idea Jane! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Do you have a particular brand glue that you prefer for this type of project?

    It turned out SO well!!

  22. Those look amazing! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. These will be great birthday presents!

  23. OMGoodness! That is sooo pretty ~ great job!
    ~ Jill

  24. Oooh, pretty! You did a great job and I'm sure your sisters will love them. I'm also in love with silver. I'll have to show you the awesome silver candle holder I found. Will be perfect for next week's Thrifty Thursday!

  25. Hi Jane...

    My friend, I am really enjoying all of your Christmas creations!!! Sooo many great ideas! I love these sweet birthday gifts for your sisters...I'm sure that they are going to be thrilled! It really is beautiful with the pretty silver chic!!!

    I can't wait to see what you're going to do with the silver bowls...I have a couple that are similar! Hurry, hurry, my friend! Okay..okay, I'll try and be patient! Hehe!

    I'm not sure if I have properly thanked you for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows. I'm just tickled pink, my friend!!! Thank you!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  26. Oh my, with my silver collection, I could make a ton of those without leaving the house. I love how simple and yet how elegant they look.
    What kind of glue did you use? Would love to know.

  27. Thanks for the response on my blog, but I came back here to let others know in case they wanted to do the same thing. It's E6000 glue. I'd suggest scuffing up a little spot on each piece before you glue them together. I'm gonna make some this weekend. I want to put my christmas candies in them.

  28. Thanks for the nice message you left on my blogs about my Santa Count Down advent...visit again soon!

  29. HI Jane,
    That is a very clever! I would not have thought of it, but now I will borrow your creativity and do something like this myself! Thanks for sharing your idea.
    I found your site through Chari at Happy to Design, hope you can stop by for a visit sometime!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  30. This is right up my alley for sure! Love this idea. OK, I'm also wondering what kind of glue you used. I would love to do this too!

    Thanks, Donna

  31. Another winning idea! Jane, I have an award for you! Stop on over, and of course there is no obligation to participate!
    Happy Sunday!

  32. Hey Jane, this is a great idea! I see alot of silver when I go junking but I never know what to do with it. Good job!
    What a small world, it's nice to meet another former Buckeye. I've lived in Zanesville all my life, but I went to school in Akron and Ashland. I always stopped in N. Canton to go shopping!
    Just ever been to Nell Hill's in Kansas. I recently found their website and the store looks so nice (and expensive).
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Lisa

  33. Hi Jane!
    Love this idea! I'm with you on the tarnished silver!...and it looks awesome with vintage ornaments! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Laura :)

  34. Jane, this is beautiful...I love it! What a great idea and so thrifty too. Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  35. OH Jane!! First let me just share my extreme jealousy that you find such gorgeous silver so seemingly easy! Here the nice silver is few and far between, but my eyes are always open! I've been doing this same idea with crystal, but it never even occurred to me to do it with silver and I love it!!! Such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

  36. Oh I have been wanting to do this for some time now with some of the candlesticks that I don't really use have inspired me to get it done this week! The silver version you've made is really stunning!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving Jane!

    :) T

  37. Brilliant as always! You are super creative and I love seeing what you come up with.


  38. So very pretty Jane!! Such inspiration!

  39. Another wonderful project! I LOVE this Jane! I am going to pick up these supplies next thrift store run! Love the balls and candles!

  40. I can get pretty wordy but I'll try to keep this within reason...YOUR BOLG IS AMAZING!!! So many great ideas that after I saw the felt stocking that your mom made you that is so adorable ( and aren't you so lucky to still have it!) I couldn't quit reading and went through all of your past posts! I had just put a tree in a silver sugar bowl last week :) and I loved the idea where you glued the candle sticks to the tray, my mind is realing at which from my stash I will use to do that! Is the picture at the top you and your siblings decorating the tree? My banner is of my bushie and my mom is the baby in it, I love those old pics. I'll be back often, thanks for stopping by and saying such sweet things ~ Theresa

  41. I can't go into the thrift store and look over the silver pieces without thinking of you..."Mmmm, what would Jane do with this?"

  42. I love what you did! I'm always coming across silver plate but never know what to do with it! Great idea!



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