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


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.


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.


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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