I think I first saw DIY cake stands on Pinterest. Since I want to make it through the 30DoC project without making myself or any one else crazy, I did a lot of looking and planning of potential projects. I saw these here, at Sarah Ortega and they looked pretty easy. They went on my big list.
I love tiered plates and this appealed to me: upcycle old plates or shallow bowls (from your existing collection or in my case, a thrift shop) and glue them to a base (sturdy candle holder, small vase or cup). I’ve seen some where the whole thing is spray-painted after it is put together. I will probably do that as stage two for one of these because I don’t really like the pattern on it, but two of them I like fine as is!
After browsing the fancy section of a local thrift store, I picked up two plates, one shallow bowl, a candle holder, a footed bowl and a goblet off the shelves of the regular stuff.
Everything was 40% off that day and the higher priced items were $1.99. Yay. It would be a good idea to look at the bottom of your plates to see if they have a ring on the base or bottom that will work with whatever item you are using as the stand. I didn’t do that and it all worked out, but it’s still a good idea.
I took off the stickers and gave everything a scrub and once they were dry I got out my adhesive for the project, E-6000.
At first I was using a popsicle stick to put the adhesive on the backs of the plates, but after a few minutes I realized it was easier to just squeeze a bead of glue down directly on the items.
Stick the base (candlestick, goblet, vase – whatever you are using) down into the adhesive and set a few books on top to weigh it down for a few hours or overnight.
What books do I have close at hand? The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Cook Book.
Food Lover’s Companion (4th Edition) – a favorite.
The Commonsense Kitchen which is loaded with information. Weighty indeed.
That’s it. If I get one spray painted during June I will post it as another project on 30DoC.
I love this groovy blue and green patterned plate. It reminds me of the blue and green bedroom my sister and I shared in the 70′s.
Day 2 last year, Embossed Tins.
Thank you for checking out my project for Day 2!