Sunday, February 12, 2012

Candy Buffet

A project I am currently working on for an upcoming event is a Candy Buffet.  You know...something like this:


or this...


or even this...


There is something so inviting about a bunch of candy at your fingertips...bliss.

I started and ended my project this weekend.  It only took 2 days of shopping, painting, and gluing.

I made my rounds yesterday and today to our local thrift shops looking for candlesticks and glass bowls/jars (that are wide enough to put your hand in.)  I was able to find what I needed without a problem and spent about $15.00

Here are the different candlesticks I picked up, ready to be spray painted.  I first applied a primer (Rustoleum's 2X brand) and topped them with a white glossy spray paint, also Rustoleum brand.


Here are the glass containers.


...after a couple of coats of spray paint.

...and the two put together.


The glass jars are just placed on the candlesticks for now.  I will eventually use some E6000 glue to adhere them together.  The final touch will be the candy. 

The total cost for this project was about $25.00, which includes the candlesticks, the glass jars, and the 2 cans of spray paint.


56 comments:

  1. So awesome! I've been wanting to create a candy buffet! Love it!

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    1. Oh, I forgot to add that I am a new follower!! :)

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    2. Me too...been looking for an excuse!

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    3. Just started a candy buffet business what a great addition! Love it!

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  2. What a bargain! I love that you painted the candlesticks white. Looks great :)

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    1. The party is going to be a White Party, hence the white bases. I think they'll look nice filled with colorful candy.

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  3. Great way to combine two of my favorite things! Looking forward to painting some candlesticks and enjoying some yummy candies! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am looking forward to filling the dishes will all kinds of candy, too. I will have to post a true "after" picture (of that.)

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    1. Thank you. I can't believe how easily it came together.

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  5. I featured this awesome post on my blog today!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2012/02/sending-out-valentines-to-you.html

    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework

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  6. Why thank you, Melanie. Can't wait to check it out!

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  7. Just GORGEOUS! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party if you haven't already!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-part-49-and-48-list.html

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  8. I was thinking about doing this for my daughter's birthday in April, and now I know I am! Too cute and creative! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to add this, along with anything else you like!
    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html
    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  9. Awesome job on all the great thrifty finds! It will turn out great!

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  10. What a brilliant idea! Of course I just gave away my glass jars...doh!!! Now I'm really kicking myself!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  11. Way To Go!!! I'm learning so much by going to these parties, thanks for the inspiration. I found you at Weekend Wander (While He Was Napping).

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  12. Thank you so much for linking up to my first Link Party! I am featuring you this week if you would like to go check it out and grab a featured button!
    http://mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  13. nice idea. never made a candy buffet before...

    I am actually coming to your site re. the Follower linky blog hop. I WILL BE FOLLOWING YOU *** WILL YOU FOLLOW ME BACK ? Thank you so much when you do.

    There is also a link party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    This url is both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:
    http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

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  14. This looks like a great I idea and I hope to hit some yard sales and thrift stores with a list for these. I do have one question- when you used them did you have any issues with them being easily knocked over? thank you, Patty

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    1. Hi Patty. I have only used the candy buffet once and it was for an adult party. No containers were tilted over and I felt pretty comfortable about it. The candy does add weight, so that's good. I do have a few shorter candlesticks that are very stable, so if tipping is something you are concerned about, stay on the shorter side.

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    2. Thank you so much-- I was thinking about using them for a friend's bridal shower...well and maybe my youngest son's graduation party. So many ideas.....thanks for sharing!

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  15. Hey Mrs.Emily, I LOVE your CANDY JARS, and your PROFILE" WHO I AM" short & to the point..

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  16. Just a suggestion for easy cleaning and storage. I was also using E600 glue but then tried a new idea. Glue Dots Glue Dots 1/2-Inch Removable Dots, 200-Clear Dots/Roll. They come in all sizes. They are the kind I use on gift baskets. Place a few around the candle stick and then ad your glass container. Everything stays put and then when your ready to wash and store it's much easier. Also sometime you might want just the glass bowl. I did this because I had some very large pieces that were hard to store.

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  17. These candy containers are beautiful and at such a minimal cost. Lovely idea!

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  18. Oh how fabulous, thanks for sharing. In February my husband and I plan on having a renewal of our wedding vows for our 30th anniversary. I think this will be simple but wonderful. And with plenty of time to get it done DEB~

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  19. Such a cute idea! I made them in red. Christmas can't come fast enough! Thank you!

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  20. Beautiful, now I need to find some candlesticks and jars :)

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  21. I am planning my daughter's wedding reception for December. We decided to do just desserts. I want to use this idea for a candy bar as well as for a hot cocoa bar. I am so excited it is going to look so great. I am going to paint some bases white and some silver. Love the glue dots idea. I am definitely going to do that. These would be great for bridal and baby showers too.

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  22. Hi Rachel: A hot cocoa bar? I love that idea. So glad I could provide some inspiration for you. Good luck with your project.

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  23. Very original and beautiful look!

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  24. Beautiful!!! I could also see them with white candles, water & floating candles, or flowers!!!

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  25. What a great idea!! Where did you get your candlesticks? I'm your newest follower, by the way, and a fellow teacher, too! :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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    1. Hi Kelly! All of the candlesticks came from thrift stores.

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  26. how did you glue the two together and what kind of paint did u use, thanks

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    1. Hi There. I used E-6000 glue. The paint was the 2x (coverage) Rustoleum brand.

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    2. Hi Emily. I have just discover your idea and I love it. One quetion though. What is the E-6000 glue and where did you purchase it? In a craft store or a hardware store. Maybe you can place a picture here, it will help a lot.

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  27. I will definitely use this project for my wedding candy buffet, I love it thank you so much!!!!

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    1. Oh, the buffet will be perfect for your wedding. Good luck with the project, I'm sure it will turn out wonderful!

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  29. We are having a Renaissance Faire wedding and I think these would be wonderful wedding favors to use as drinking goblets. Do you think they would be sturdy enough and the glue would hold?

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  30. Renaissance Faire wedding? How creative! I think they would be sturdy enough if the weight was distributed just right. Just be careful they aren't too top heavy. As long as you use E6000 glue you will be just fine. That stuff it amazing!

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  31. Your site has been extremely informative and its featured content helps in the process of what is being created on the web. Keep it up. Old Beggar With A Boy

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  32. Hi there! glad to drop by your page and found these very interesting and informative stuff. Thanks for sharing, keep it up!

    - candy bar nh

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  33. So glad I found this! I've been looking for something similar for my sister's wedding!

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  34. Mindsets & Lifestyles have to change....or it will keep passing on to all generations...Praying that change will come.... La Vie

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  36. Hi Emily,
    wow impressive. Thanks for your rare ideas !

    candy jars
    glass jars

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  37. Thanks for great pics and idea.Thinking of serving nuts and fruit in them. I will use for birthday and Grad party. Also to humor sophisticated College Grad I will glue red solo cups on top of glass candle sticks from dollar store. Cindy

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  39. What a great and inexpensive idea. I'm doing a candy bar for my daughter's sweet 16 in which her theme is Mardi Gras. Although the white is very elegant, i'm leaning toward black. I would love to do the purple,green,and gold, but then it will get expensive. What do you think??

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  40. I am getting married in April 2014 and so wanted to do a candy station or better yet a candy buffet. Thank you for the terrific idea! Genius!

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  41. Love Love Love !!!!
    http://cowiescraftandcookingcorner.blogspot.ca/2014/02/containers-for-candy-buffet.html

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