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Candy stand using repurposed plastic bottles

I have no idea where the inspiration for this candy stand came from... I have a pile of cut plastic bottles that I regularly play with to think up ideas to use them, and this one just popped into my head. I think it would be perfect for a party table or special occasion, and could be used to display sweets or snacks.

 

 

The inspiration for this project came about as a result of thinking of ways to recycle plastic bottles. I have a huge pile of cut plastic bottles that I regularly play with to think up ideas to use them, and this one just popped into my head. I think it would be perfect for a party table or special occasion, and could be used to display sweets or snacks.

 

 

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The base for the candy stand is a vinyl LP that I decided to put to good use, since I no longer have a record player. You could also use a cake tray, ceramic or glass plate, etc. I used a 10mm HSS drill bit to enlarge the centre hole to fit a 10mm dowel for the stand.

 

 

You will also use the same drill bit to drill a hole in the centre plastic containers that will be mounted on the dowel. Drill from the inside through the bottom - it's easier.

 

 

I pushed the containers onto the dowel and they fit nice and snug, but you can add a bit of epoxy glue if you need to. This was very much trial and error to start off with, but I am very happy with how it turned out.

 

 

Before gluing everything into place, I sprayed each part with Rust-Oleum 2X satin blossom white. I was going to leave it white but you will see that I changed my mind and sprayed it pink. I decided to go girly and over-the-top.

 

 

All the individual containers are glued onto the base using my Dremel Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks. I applied glue to the base of each container and lined them all up the same way. Place all the containers around the base so that you can ensure a nice fit and that each container touches the edge of the next one.

 

 

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Once everything was stuck together nice and secure I took the stand outdoors and sprayed it with Rust-Oleum 2X gloss candy pink. The new 2X cans have been formulated to spray onto plastic and it works like a dream.

 

 

Did I say I was going over-the-top? I used my glue gun to stick on some glittery silver butterflies here and there, as well as a few pink shimmering flowers. Not overdone but definitely over-the-top for me.

 

 

As the final decorative touch I applied a thin bead of Bostik clear glue around the rim of each container and then sprinkled on some silver glitter. Last item was to add a wooden bead on top as a handle and to finish off the candy stand.

 

 

Great Candy Stand Combinations

You can make candy stand using other materials, such as aluminum or cardboard boxes. This candy stand is perfect to go with decorative balloons during parties, New Year, and other special celebrations. Here are the other great candy stand combinations you can try:

  • • Christening Giveaways: This DIY candy stand is a perfect pair for Christening giveaways. Place it at the same table where you display your little one’s giveaways so children can grab their sweets upon receiving their giveaways.
  • • Giftable Tea Cylinders: There are craft companies that provide giftable tea cylinders that are very cute, like Tea Drop dessert tea cylinders, which are perfectly matched with this DIY candy stand for debuts or bachelorette’s party.
  • • Chocolate Fountain: You probably have thought of pairing this candy stand with a chocolate fountain, which is a very good combination in children’s parties. Match the overflowing and delicious chocolate with sparkly candies on the side.
  • • Fairy Or Princess Inspired Party: This candy stand has the perfect color that’s suitable for fair or princess inspired party. Your teenage daughter will surely love the cuteness it brings along with the delicious sweet desserts.
  • • Dining Décor: After the party is over, why not make this candy stand a permanent dining or kitchen décor? It’s a great receptacle for your small kitchen ingredients, like garlic and onion bulbs. Of course, your little ones will surely love grabbing their favorite sweets over the kitchen table. Create delicious and sweet candy treats made of fruits and veggies to keep them healthy, too.

 

Conclusion

Now, you’re all set to create your very own candy stand. By using repurpose plastic bottles, you can save money and spark your creativity at the same time. Try this DIY craft at home and be inspired by the tips shared above, which is suitable for any party or event.