DIY Candle Holder Pedestal Dish

       Finding DIY Inspiration in the clearance aisle.

DIY Candle Holder Pedestal Dish.

I always check the clearance aisle's and end caps when I'm out shopping. 

Truthfully, the thrift stores have gotten so expensive I sometimes find a better bargain in the clearance department of my favorite stores. 

Just yesterday my local thrift store wanted $9.99 for a beat up wooden Lazy Susan... seriously?

Every once in a while I find a real bargain and inspiration hits me with something brand new. 

Check the clearance aisle for the best bargains!

Today I found this ceramic candle holder, it looks hand made and only cost $4.48.

I didn't need a candle holder so I stopped to think about what else it could be and it hit me. 

Flip it over...

Make the bottom the top. 

I took off the felt feet and the label and attached the candle holder to another inexpensive enamel pie plate I had with E6000 glue. 

Enamelware pedestal dish made with a candle holder.

How cute! 

No painting required... just a little glue! 

This is the perfect easy project for those just testing their DIY wings. 

DIY Enamelware pedestal dish made with a candle holder.

Pedestal dish made with a candle holder.

It makes the perfect pedestal dish and the base is so solid you don't need to be worried about it tipping. 

You can even add a cloche top. 

DIY Pedestal dish made with a candle holder.

How pretty is this little pedestal dish 

and the price was right!

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DIY Pedestal dish and DIY mantel ladder.

Always check the clearance! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Very clever and attractive! And you are so right about the rising prices in the thrift stores. Goodwill is totally out of control and our stores in Colorado have introduced new, inexpensive true junk that never is reduced in price. They need to rethink their approach. I find myself searching out the small, independent thrift stores where I can still find the occasional bargain. Thanks for sharing this idea for the pedestal dish.

    1. Thanks so much for visiting Teddee! I am in search of a local thrift store that isn't over charging for things to repurpose! Wish me luck!

  2. HI Susan, What a clever idea! I guess we just need remember to to look at common objects in different ways - like upside down! I'm an "end of aisle" shopper as well, especially at Target. I also occasionally find bargains in their "Dollar Spot". I agree that some of the thrift stores (e.g. Goodwill) are getting pretty pricey. I find I do better at Yard Sales and flea markets. Anyway, love your ingenious idea - thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend, Cheryl

    1. Thanks so much Cheryl! Garage sales are truly the best and most inexpensive place to find treasures to repurpose. I'm looking forward to garage sale season! Have a great weekend!

  3. Beautiful!! I love how you put things together to make something totally new...and that the process is something even I could manage!! I think I need to hit the clearance aisle. The thrift stores around here are out of control. You're so right!!

    1. Yes they are... I need a trip to St. Vincent, I haven't been there in a while. I usually find a good deal there!


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