A pastel candy topiary. I think Willy Wonka would approve!
Here's my loot from the dollar store: A mug that served as my pot, a package of marshmallow candy, a strofoam cone, a votive holder and candles. It turns out there was already a candle inside the votive holder so I didn't need to buy the package of candles after all.
I stretched the candy out a bit so it went from the top of the cone to the under side of the bottom and held it in place with stick pins. I only did three at a time letting them harden (go stale) before adding more candy. I used a stick from my yard for the "tree trunk" part of the topiary.
I cut a scrap of scrapbook paper I had into skinny strips and crumpled it and placed it inside the mug. The glass votive holder is so pretty. Just goes to show you never know what you're going to find at the dollar store!