DIY Project: An Easy Cake Plate!
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
I went to the shop and found two beautiful plates that didn't have any friends with them (meaning there was only one) and a set of beautiful glass candle holders. I also used e-6000 glue. I use this glue for almost everything- it is permanent, clear and waterproof. This makes it great for jewelry and glass DIYs like this one. I made sure to clean the bottom of the plates and the cups of the candle holders with a bit of Fantastik to make sure everything was extra clean and dry before I glued.
Step 2: Glue time!
Apply a medium sized ring of glue to the lip of your candle holder. This glue is smelly so make sure you use it in a well ventilated area and it comes in a metal tube so even after you push on it the glue will still come out. The yellow post it in the background of the image is my glue catcher.
Wait a few seconds (maybe 20?) just to let the glue get a little tacky before you do the next step which is placing the candlestick onto the bottom of the plate.
Step 3: Waiting
This is the hard part for me, since I'm an impatient woman, but it's crucial to let the glue sit for at least 24 hours. That is how long I let my necklaces sit when I used this glue on them, too, so make sure you let it be. Things you can do in the mean time include dancing around your living room, making dinner and watching TV. Or reading. You know, things you would do if you weren't waiting for something awesome to dry.
Once the glue has been sitting for 24 hours it should be dry and ready to go! You can use your new cake plates in SO many ways! As a jewelry display, as cake or desert plates or even use it during a DIY wedding. I would use these to display small succulents or jewelry.
Aren't they cute? While I was waiting for them to dry I did come up with another idea after seeing a duel candle holder we had. Check it out!
I'm kind of in love with this, too. It is less cutesy and more classical. This would be more for succulents or as a tiny plant holder than dessert, though. Just another reminder to always be creative when you're looking at things. Don't look at what they are, look at what they can be.
Edited to include:
Here are some "Around the Shop" pics I took with the two cake plates I made mixed in with other pieces. They are so adorable!
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