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Oct 08 2012
5 years ago
3:19 PM MDT

Hip2Save This Holiday Series: Frugal & Fun Candlestick Candy Holders

Oct 08, 2012 @ 3:19 PM MDT
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So here’s another post to kick off the Hip2Save This Holiday series today! A post where I actually got crafty! And if you’ve been a Hip2Save reader for quite some time…. well, I’m sure you know that I’m not really a crafty person and I typically have no clue what I’m doing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Needless to say, I was very impressed with myself for putting my fears to the side and accomplishing this project. OK… it wasn’t complicated by any means, but it was fun and it always makes ya feel good to create something on your own!

Today I am going to share with you how to take thrift store candlesticks (or candlesticks you already have on hand) and create adorable candy holders that are perfect to display for Halloween or Christmas… and really anytime of year!

Supplies Needed:

Candlesticks
Jars (I used mayo, pickle and peanut butter jars… it was fun getting the stench out of the pickle jar! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
Goo Gone (I used this to get the labels completely removed from the jars)
Spray Paint
Candy (whatever you have on hand that you may have got cheap or FREE with coupons!)

To get started, clean the jars thoroughly in soapy water. I let mine soak for quite some time and then I used the Goo Gone to get the labels completely removed. While the jars are soaking, spray paint the candlesticks and lids of the jars whatever color you like. You can also make it fun and do different colors for each one if you want.

I spray painted mine on a cardboard box outside and completely forgot that our automatic sprinklers were going to turn on! Whoops! So make sure you don’t make the same mistake I did. ๐Ÿ˜‰

On a positive note, they did survive the sprinklers! ๐Ÿ˜€ After they are dry, you can start putting together your cute and super inexpensive candy display. Just fill the jars with whatever candy you like, secure the lids, and set the jars on the candlesticks. And there you have it, simple and frugal candy holders that will definitely be a great conversation piece!


(Thanks for the much-needed inspiration, This Old Chair!)

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