Monday, November 28, 2011

Pedestal Bowl Wannabee

First of all this is not something I came up with....I was so inspired by this tutorial by My Covered Bridge: Pedestal Bowl....I fell in love with it imediately!  So I made my own....with my own touch of course. 

So as you may remember in a previous post Retail Buys and Thrifty Finds I found several goodies!

Both of the items used in this project were found at goodwill.  The bowl was $2 and the candle stick holder was $1....I used a candlestick, in the above tutorial she uses a pedestal. 

I love the detail on the bowl and it looks really nice with the detail on the candlestick holder!

I used E-6000 glue

I applied glue to the top rim of the candlestick holder and placed the bowl on top.

My Covered Bridge painted her pedestal but I really liked the glass on glass look so I kept it...which made my project even less impressive!

.............But I think it's beautiful!  I also placed a silk poinsetta that I took off a $.94 stem of 5 flowers that I got from Walmart...the plastic ornaments I picked up at the Dollar Tree last night for ...yeah...$1!  So if you want to add the whole display up:
Bowl $2.12
Candlestick $1.06
Ornaments $1.06
Poinsetta Flower about $.20 (1 of 5 on the stem)
Total: $4.44
Worth it?  I think so as I plan to use this Pedesetal Bowl Wannabee for quite a few holidays to come...since I did leave the glass without any paint I can change the colors up to go with whatever decor I'm using at the time!

It is just one small piece to my shelf/mantel hutch display.  More to come!

Inspired by My Covered Bridge

Parties I'm attending!


  1. This turned out great!! :) Neat idea for a nice price!

  2. I love the look of the glass also. It look so much bigger then I thought it was going to be once you place the ornaments inside. I made a cupcake stand in pretty much the same way. Using candle stick holders andtin platters bought at the dollar store. Cheap and easy.

  3. So much cheaper than buying a completed one at the store that is for sure! I can only imagine how pretty your cupcake stand should share!

  4. Your pedestal bowl came out great...looks fabulous filled with green orbs!

  5. Thanks Marigene, I love it....and since I left it just glass I will get to try other looks as well!

  6. You creativity turned two simple objects into something that is very elegant looking. It is very versatile when left unpainted :) You will have fund using this piece in many settings.

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  7. Thanks, I am really pleased with it!

  8. How pretty ... I'm sure I would never have thought to put those two pieces together. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. I wouldn't have come up with that on my own happy to have joined blogland there is so much inspriation out there that I didn't know about! I'm glad you like it!