Hello friends...it's Tuesday again and that means we all get to learn how to do stuff! Lot's of stuff.
This week I am going to show you how to create a lovely pedestal cake plate using Salvation Army antique/vintage plates and glass candlesticks.
For this DIY you will need a pretty vintage plate or any plate for that matter, a glass or crystal candlestick and a tube of Liquid Nails.
Notice the $.99 price tag on my plate..plus another 25% discount because it was discount Wednesday..so $.75...not bad huh? The two glass candlesticks were $.50. each. How can you not LOVE the Salvation Army?????
Isn't this a lovely design? This plate was priced at almost $20.00 on Replacements, Ltd.
Open the Liquid Nails and place small dots all along the surface of the stick that you want to adhere to your plate. Less is always better than more when gluing anything.
Locate the center of the bottom of your plate..I marked mine with a piece of masking tape but it is not hard to just eyeball it. Place the two pieces together and then carefully pull them apart and wait about 5 minutes before reattaching. Placing it on and off like that is supposed to make for better adhesion.
Any excess can be wiped off pretty easily and you have some time to play with it before it dries completely. I would allow a full 24 hrs for drying and curing.
Isn't it beautiful?
I think this would make a lovely Mother's day gift or Bridal shower gift. It is so inexpensive it would make a great "I'm glad you are my friend" gift!
While I was waiting for my dining room walls to dry(that's a whole makeover post coming soon) I created a few more pedestal servers. All Salvation Army finds.
So that's it..the possibilities are endless and I hope you learned something new and that you think twice before you toss that old plate away...;-)
Thanks to Jennifer at Hope Studios for hosting Tutorial Tuesday and to Everything Etsy..be sure to click on their buttons at the top. Be sure to check out all the fabulous tutorials over on their sites.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.