HELLO fellow pinteresters! I am amazed at how many hits this one page gets every day! I'm so glad that my little project could inspire or at least intrigue so many! Just wanted to let you know that I have now created an ETSY of my other creations. Feel free to stop by and take a look! Again, thank you for stopping by, I LOVE DIY! Maybe I should post more projects :)
I was at Walmart today and found these candle stands. I immediately thought "ooooh, cake plate!"
So I bought
ended up finding 4 plates! They were just so pretty and lovely and sooooo Ashley.
Next stop. Michael's to find that super duper strong glue. I found the tube, whipped out my phone with the Michael's app coupon pulled up and got it for a discount (around $2). Score.
Deciding which plate to go on which candle stand took 5 minutes because of the varying heights of the candle holders. The whole which plate looks best with which height dilemma. Typical right?
Next, get the glue ready.
Clean off plates and candle holders. Turn plates upside down. Apply thin strip of glue along the edges of the candle holder and press into the center of the plate. I went along the edges in various spots where the candle and plate met to give it extra support. Let sit for 24-72 hours before using.
|Daring, are we?|
Whole project was under $30. And we all know cake plates can go for almost $15-20 per, especially if they are big ones like the two big plated ones I have. Each of my cake plates would come to about $7 each. I just love mine! And the colors go perfectly with my color scheme in my humble abode :) Now, I know that if I ever want a cake plate... I will ALWAYS remember I could make one for a fraction of the price. Hmmm.. blessing or curse? haha
What a brilliant and fantastic thing to make...very useful as a homemade gift too!ReplyDelete
May have to do this myself...thanks for sharing x
Thank you for stopping by!ReplyDelete
I love your cake plates, Ashley. I too love DIY, and am always amazed at what others do to make their own beautiful "upcycled" DIY projects for a fraction of the cost. I have too much stuff after yrs of collecting, but that doesn't stop me, lol. I'm giving it away now insead of keeping everything, which makes both hubby and me happy! I get to make beautiful things, and gift them instead of keeping everything. Its a win, win situation!Delete
Another thing that is fun to do, with plates, candlesticks, bowls, etc is to make "Garden Art." You make flowers and things for your garden out old dishes. So pretty! Clear silicone that is waterproof, heat and cold resistant, etc...is a great "glue." I've used E6000 w a dab of hot glue for indoor projects or the clear silicone for indoor and outside projects.
I really enjoyed your seeing your blog. Keep crafting and creating! 😍
Love your cake stands! They are so fun to make aren't they? I've been making all kinds of them for a while to and would like to offer another option on the glue (I've tried them all) Home Depot or similiar stores carry a DAP brand that I find has worked the best. It is still clear silicone but used for aquariums and is totally food safe as well. Just thought I'd share. Keep creating!ReplyDelete
Love the colors. Glue has been issue for some of my projects. I will try the Michael's glue and your Susan's suggestion also. Thanks girls.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing, as well as providing some humor along the way. They are awesome.ReplyDelete
Im going to make some for my weddingReplyDelete
thank you for a perfect idea
The first one I made was a double stand with pink flowers for my hair stylist's wedding gift. She used it at her reception. That kicked off an obsession for me. I made them for about 3 yrs and sold them at craft shows.Delete
These cake plates are so beautiful! Wonderful diy project!ReplyDelete
I made these for several years and sold them at craft shows. I loved shopping at garage sales and flea markets for antique plates, candle holders, vases, even crystal toothpick holders to use for bases. I called my booth Up On a Pedestal. I eventually rented booth space in Vintage Marketplace in my town. Sales were good around Christmas, but I really didn't make a profit. Just enough to pay the rent on the space. It was fun though. The shop closed and I lost interest in making them. Still have lots in my storage building. I've used some for gifts and fundraisers at church.ReplyDelete