I have no idea where the inspiration for this candy stand came from... I have a pile of cut plastic bottles that I regularly play with to think up ideas to use them, and this one just popped into my head. I think it would be perfect for a party table or special occasion, and could be used to display sweets or snacks.
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The base for the candy stand is a vinyl LP that I decided to put to good use, since I no longer have a record player. You could also use a cake tray, ceramic or glass plate, etc.
I used a 10mm HSS drill bit to enlarge the centre hole to fit a 10mm dowel for the stand.
You will also use the same drill bit to drill a hole in the centre plastic containers that will be mounted on the dowel.
Drill from the inside through the bottom - it's easier.
I pushed the containers onto the dowel and they fit nice and snug, but you can add a bit of epoxy glue if you need to.
This was very much trial and error to start off with, but I am very happy with how it turned out.
Before gluing everything into place, I sprayed each part with Rust-Oleum 2X satin blossom white.
I was going to leave it white but you will see that I changed my mind and sprayed it pink. I decided to go girly and over-the-top.