I have a thing for snowmen.
I like to incorporate them in my Christmas decorating . . . which is really kind of weird given I live in Australia where Christmas falls in the middle of our summer.
Even stranger I suppose . . . my part of Australia has a sub-tropical climate. . . where it will never ever snow!
But I like snowmen. . . and a white Christmas seems so romantic. . . so I bring out my little painted snowmen at Christmas time.
This post isn’t really about snowmen . . .
It’s about the plate the snowman is painted on.
I love using pedestal plates when entertaining. . . they not only add height to a table setting, but also allow more plates and platters to be placed on the table. . . which is great if you are putting on a big feast.
Awhile back I painted up a big white platter and I knew it would be ideal for a pedestal plate stand. . . but I needed something to use as the pedestal.
So off to the thrifts stores I went. . . where I found some great thrifty finds that would be perfect for not one, but two pedestal plate stands.
And the best part . . . I spent the grand total of $2.80
After a good sanding, I painted the chunky candle holder white. . .
then distressed it a bit for that shabby time worn look. . .
and attached it to my large platter with Araldite.
I’ve sealed it all with several coats of matt spray, so I can wipe it over after use.
That left me with the smaller candle holder and wood bowl.
Hmm, having just unpacked my Christmas decorations I knew a pedestal bowl for my snowman collection would be perfect.
So I painted up both the bowl and candle holder separately before attaching them with Araldite. . . and now I have the sweetest snowman pedestal plate stand.
Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be expensive!
Sometimes you just have to look outside the box and repurpose thrifted objects.
The candle holders above were originally off cuts of wood. . . but a little paint and artwork made them into pretty and decorative decor pieces.
I’m sharing my thrifted make-overs at these link parties and with these friends this week: French Country Cottage, The Vintage Farmhouse, 36th Avenue, Clean and Scentsible, Live Laugh Rowe, The DIY Dreamer, Transformation Thursday, At The Picket Fence, Nifty Thrifty Sunday.