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LaFayette, Georgia, United States
Hi! I'm Emily, your crafty go to girl. I love all things crafty! I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, photography, card making, DIY projects, home decor, photo projects, personalized gifts, stamping, jewelry making and just about anything that involves creativity. I run a small Etsy shop called paperpixie crafts. I also have my products in several local shops. I am slowly but surely extending my line of products. My goal is to start filling up my Etsy shop and then eventually open a local boutique. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who can tolerate my craft obsession, and a great family who is always supportive of my goals. This blog is a sneak peek in to my life and my creative thoughts. I'll be sure to keep you posted with all the cool stuff I see along my crafty journey. Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Beautiful DIY cake plate and candy dish on a budget.

Craftsbyamanda.com DIY project.
Have you visited CraftsbyAmanda? She has a lovely blog chalked full of great projects. I was inspired by her beautifully thrift-ed milk glass cake plate project. I remember seeing the project months ago and thinking what a great idea it was, and I began hunting for milk glass. Though I never found any milk glass, the light bulb in my head went off last time I was in the dollar tree glass dish isle.
I found a cute clear candle stick holders that I used for the base, and I used a plate for to make the cake plate, and I found a cute patterned bowl that I used to make a candy dish. I didn't have any gorilla glue so on a whim I grabbed the closest glue-ish thing to me... diamond glaze. Which, believe it or not... has actually held up really well, even in dish water.  (=
I'm pleased with how they turned out:
                                                                       Candy Dish

                                                                          Cake Plate

And the best part is... I have 2 beautiful dishes for the holidays that ring up at only $2 each. Fill these babies with some homemade candies or a cake, for a dinner party and let the hostess keep the serving dish. It's a covered dish and a gift in one. Oh how I love the Dollar Tree!


  1. That's wonderful Emily and what a fabulous bargain! Thanks so much for saying such nice things, you have me blushing :)

  2. You'll want to add a facebook button to your blog. I just bookmarked this article, although I had to complete it manually. Simply my $.02 :)

    - Robson


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