Dollar Store Candlestick

Dollar Store Candlestick

What do you do when a challenge is presented to you? Well, if you are like me you take it. A blogger friend came up with this idea to have a once a month linky party and calling it the “Great Dollar Store Challenge”. Now how fun does that sound?? So, a group of us bloggers set out on our first challenge and we are all excited to share them with you. This months challenge is to find something to do with dollar store candlesticks.

Dollar Store candlesticks

I already had a couple of these candle sticks so all I had to do was figure out what I wanted to do with them.

Candlesticks 1I figured if I was using dollar store candlesticks then I would see what else I could use from the dollar store for the project. I ended up leaving with a bag of rocks and a bag of moss. REALLY? Now what? Out of frustration I headed to my favorite craft store Hobby Lobby to see if an idea would pop in my head. Well, it just so happens I had an idea before I got there. I needed two glass candle holders which happen to be 50% off so they were only a couple dollars a piece. Now I have everything I need…perfect!

Candlestick projectsI glued the glass candle holders on to the top of the candlesticks and let dry for 24 hrs.

Candlestick CraftsI wrapped a little twine around the candlestick and put some rocks in the bottom of the candlestick. I had a small Daisy plant I got for like $4.99 at the local grocery store so I just split it in two. I put it in the candle holder and topped it with some moss. And, for a finishing touch I just tied a piece of twine around the candle holder. 

And, wallah…

Craft with CandlesticksOnce you water them the water runs to the rocks and the plant will drink up when it’s thirsty. I think it’s a perfect gift to make for anyone that won’t break the bank.

Crafts with candlesticksNow if you are up for a challenge and would like to be apart of the “Great Dollar Store Challenge” then grab yourself some candlesticks and get crafting. Or, if you would like to check out all the amazing ideas that are being shared then come on over on the 4th Thursday of every month. (mark your calendars)

“The Great Dollar Store Challenge”


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  1. Awesome!!! I would not have thought of creating a Candleholder Terrarium with fresh flowers. LOVE this idea. Thanks for taking me up on my challenge. You did good, gf! xxoo, Barb
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  2. Hi Denyse, I love how you turned the candleholders into planters! The daisy plants bring a little spring into our lives at just the time we need it! ~Jane
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      Thanks Jane! And, yes the daisies seem to brighten up the room. I know I’m ready for Spring.


  3. Hi! Your dollar store candlestick craft came out great! I love your moss and the daisies. So pretty! It’s amazing what you could do with a glass candlestick — I just shared my project on my blog!
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      Thanks, Lauren! I’m excited to see all the projects. And your centerpiece is adorable…perfect time of year!

  4. Clever, creative, and cute! A perfect score.
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  5. Yes! I love this as a gift idea – it’s sooo cute! Thank you – I’m pinning now! Julia
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  6. I really like your candlesticks….great job!
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  7. I would love to join in, as soon as I have a place to do it. This is a great idea. I never would’ve thought about making flower pots with candlesticks! Thank you for linking up and sharing at Countdown in Style.

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      It was a fun challenge, April! I can’t wait to see what she comes up for next month.


  8. This sounds like such a fun challenge! I would love to take one Saturday and do something like this! You’ve inspired me. These look great, by the way! Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured! xo
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      Brittnei! I was a really fun challenge. It definitely pushes your creativity a litter farther.


  9. How beautiful – I’ve done that for candes – never thought to use them for plants – now I want some for herbs in my kitchen!
    Thanks SO much for sharing – pinning this for sure!
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  10. Love the plant idea Denyse!
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  11. They look really good! Great job! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
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  12. I cannot believe how great these came out. Awesome idea! I would love for you to share this fabulous post at our WIW Linky party. I hope you can join us!

    Ivy & Elephants
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  13. Love the plants in the candle holders!! Great idea!

  14. OMG this is so cute!!!!! Going to have to make some of these for my table! Thank you so much for the inspiration
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      I’m so glad you like them, Kat! They are on my kitchen table and I just adore them.


  15. I get much of my vases and glass items to make DIY from the dollar store.. It’s the best place especially because it gets expensive and the dollar store is a lifesaver! Great idea dollar store link up. You are so creative take care maria
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      Thank you so much! It was great to find items at a dollar store that can be turned into something so fun.

  16. I love these, especially with the terrarium inside! What a great way to add plant life to your decor.
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  17. Denyse,
    I love it. And I love that you brought a bit of spring out to the overworked winter we are all dealing with.
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  18. I love this, what a fantastic idea!
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  19. Wow! This is awesome! I can totally see different herbs too. Thanks for sharing with Sharing It Sunday. I’m definitely pinning this one!

  20. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly
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  21. I love that something that looks this great can come from the dollar store. Fun challenge too!

  22. Cute…never thought of putting a plant in there…..oh wait, that would not work for me, I forget that a plant needs water! LOL
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  23. This is marvelous! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!

  24. What a fun challenge (like you, I enjoy a craft challenge) and you hit it out of the park! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  25. What fun little terrarium vases, I love them! Thanks so much for sharing this at Creativity Unleashed; pinning it for sure!
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  26. Cute, easy and frugal! Love it! We would love to have you stop by and share your post on Tell Me About It Tuesday. I think it would be a great addition.
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  27. Awww! I love these girl! Great job~
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  28. I love how this turned out, Denyse! The layers are so pretty and add a lovely dimension to your planters. Pinning for the spring!
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  29. What a cute idea. And I love that the rock holds the water til the plant is thirsty.
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