Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dollar Store Displays

While at the dollar store recently I picked up a few of their wavy bowls and candlesticks.  I thought it would be fun to make some display dishes.  I also wanted to see what happens when I used paint to make a colorful Easter dish.

I started out with some pretty pastel paints I  bought at Michaels recently

I randomly started painted the different colors all over the bowl.  Kara thought this looked like fun, and jumped in to help.

Pretty soon the entire bowl was covered, and Kara offered to put on a coat of varnish for me 

Using some super glue gel that I found at the dollar store, I then glued the candlestick to the bottom of the bowl.  Be careful not to push very hard, because the bowl can easily crack.

The inside of the bowl has a muted pastel look

I found some eggs at the dollar store that exact colors that I had painted the bowl, so I had to buy them

I also made a clear display bowl with a piece of scrapbook cardstock, to give it a pop of color.  I also wanted to cover up the view of the super glue which you can see thru the clear bowl.

To get the correct size, I just traced the bottom of the bowl on the back side of my cardstock

These quick and easy display dishes would be great to use for almost any occasion.   I filled one with candy, but it would also a good place to hold the bunny napkins on your Easter table.

I will be linking my colorful displays up.  Be sure to check my linky party page to see some awesome blogs.

Also don't forget the my first linky party, Dare to Share is going on now. I would love to have  you link up and share.

My entry into Wow Me Wednesday sponsored 
by Appliances Online and Bosch Washing Machines


  1. Love that idea! It's amazing what you can do with stuff from the dollar store. I saw your link at COM Monday.


  2. Very neat! They turned out great!

  3. This is great. Very simple yet effective, beautiful and practical. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. I love this! I've walked past those bowls tons of times at the dollar store. I am so buying some this week! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. LOVE the painted bowl! I have to make one asap!

    I would love for you to link up and share:

  6. Looks awesome!! Both bowls came out pretty!

  7. This is really cute, and you could use these all spring long! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

  8. That colorful bowl is so fun and creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Beautify It Monday - We hope you'll come back next week!

  9. Those look so good. What a great idea.

  10. Very cute! I love finding something I can transform from the Dollar Store. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  11. This is such a great project! I hope you will come link it up at the Pinworthy Project Link Party going on now over on my blog, Just Us Four.

  12. Super cute!! What a great idea for any holiday color scheme!!


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