Introduction: Candy Stand Using Repurposed Plastic Bottles

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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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Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

All the individual containers are glued onto the base using my Dremel Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks. I applied glue to the base of each container and lined them all up the same way. Place all the containers around the base so that you can ensure a nice fit and that each container touches the edge of the next one.

Once everything was stuck together nice and secure I took the stand outdoors and sprayed it with Rust-Oleum 2X gloss candy pink.
The new 2X cans have been formulated to spray onto plastic and it works like a dream.

Step 6:

Did I say I was going over-the-top? I used my glue gun to stick on some glittery silver butterflies here and there, as well as a few pink shimmering flowers.

Step 7:

As the final decorative touch I applied a thin bead of Bostik clear glue around the rim of each container and then sprinkled on some silver glitter.

Last item was to add a wooden bead on top as a handle and to finish off the candy stand.

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