Making LOTS of these glass pedestals lately. Dome lids on them when I can find the domes. Found some cute ‘bon bon’ shaped candles to put on some of them. Some strawberry shaped candles to put on others. This one I filled with a nest and bird:
These domes were tall enough to hold a little faerie and a ceramic angel:
A big one holds a sweet mini crown:
Some very small ones with a tiny nest and egg.
Sometimes I leave them just plain and empty.
Another with a little nest and egg.
This one in a beachy theme with shells.
I even make some into candle holders.
Sometimes I just use them to display stuff in, and add height to a display. This one holds some little bags of nest grass and an egg.
Here are a couple that I decided to give a ‘fancy skirt’:
Can you guess what that ‘skirt’ is??? Because you KNOW I didn’t do all the work of cutting and tying on all those individual strands of ribbon on! Nope! I found a ‘quick and easy’ and even inexpensive way to create the look:
Pretty pony tail holders from the dollar store! They had a little plastic Tinker Bell charm on them, which I just clipped off with wire cutters. (Sorry Tink!)
Ah ~HA! There’s that picture of the one with the strawberry candles! (Can never find the right pictures at the right time in my post!)
And the ‘bon bon’ candles!
No dome for this one, but what a GREAT cake stand! I found the plates AGES ago, knowing I wanted to make them into a cake stand. Tried many, many different things for pedestals but none of them had ‘enough weight’ (visual weight) . Finally found these FESTIVE coffee must at the dollar store. PERFECT!
Found all three of these bell jars at the thrift store, each one on a different trip! Debating whether I should put them on a pedestal too. For now they are filled with nest moss and eggs.
Sometimes just a little snippet of ribbon is all they need.
LOVE the blue/yellow color combo of these little vintage bowls!
The bigger plate in this photo is from the dollar store. It’s the PERFECT size to fit a dome from a cheese board. Just waiting to find a dome at the thrift store. On the one I use a cheese dome I make sure my ‘pedestal’ is a sturdier and WIDER piece to hold the weight.
For the bases, sometimes I use thrift store finds of old candle holders or even old stemware. But when I want to make a BUNCH of them, I’ll just buy the candle holders at the dollar store.
Most of the small domes are actually candle holders turned up side down, and the rubber tip just removed. Occasionally I’ll find an actual dome.
Be sure you pedestal piece and plate piece have FLAT surfaces that will stick together well. Use EPOXY glue that says it is suitable for glass, and follow the package instructions
What do YOU have that you could put on a pedestal today???