Repurpose Unwanted Candle Holders & Bun Feet – DIY ideas

cara7Repurposed Finds!

Unwanted Candle Holders

Last month, I found two candle holders at the thrift store.  Two solid wood holders for $2!  They were a horrible yellowish brown color (I should have taken a before photo).  Since I was getting ready to throw a baby shower, I gave them a pink makeover.  We used them for decoration (above), and later I used one as a single tier serving platter (below).

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We had a great time at the shower! And the candle holders gave me another idea…

Reclaimed Bun Feet

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A bun foot is a slightly flattened ball foot on a piece of furniture.  We have come across dozens of mismatched bun feet during our wood salvaging efforts.  After playing with the candle holders, I thought,  “Why can’t I use our bun feet for the same thing?!”

So, I stained one of our reclaimed bun feet, and grabbed a decorative plate.  Next, I used E-6000, an industrial strength craft adhesive that’s great for bonding wood and glass.  I used a little weight to apply pressure so no air bubbles in the glue would show through the clear glass plate.

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We have been pleased with our new single tier plate stand. When thrift shopping, I will be on the hunt for cool glass plates for the extra bun feet we have in stock.

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We have used this plate stand several times. My favorite use has been to display the tomatoes from my garden on the kitchen counter!

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We love repurposing and will be back online next week to discuss reusing cabinet doors!

Happy crafting, Bee 

Comments (5)

Gari AnneJune 19th, 2014 at 6:19 am

What great ideas!! You are so creative Bee!

BeeJune 19th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Thank you! :)

Darinda SantJune 24th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I love making footed plates… great idea!

BeeJune 28th, 2014 at 11:26 am

Thanks! :)

StephanieJuly 5th, 2014 at 10:43 am

Love all of these great ideas you always have!!

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