Monday, March 29, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday With Hope Studios




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.

15 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

I would have loved to have an array of these cake holders for my last party. Imagine all shapes and heights piled with cupcakes!

janet said...

Reply to J Juniper: That would have been beautiful! I love the idea of plates filled with treats at all different heights...so pretty!

marzipanmom said...

I'm a cake stand addict and I love this idea!

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

Ahh! Very timely as I am getting ready to make some of these for my shop and wasn't sure of the best adhesive to use. Thanks! ...and lovely photos!

Marie said...

I love this and not just for cakes but all kinds of other things. Does the adhesive stand up in water (or heaven forbid, the dishwasher)?

janet said...

Reply to Marie: I would never put anything like that in the dishwasher..but hand washing is fine and it should hold up well..it is called liquid nails after all..;-)

Danielle said...

Great minds really DO think alike! I made cake stands like this with some pretty little metal trays & ice cream sundae glasses from the dollar store. I hope your sister likes the Enchilada Casserole! It's nice to meet you, Janet :)

Lisa said...

I love this idea - I think I'll make several in varying heights for my buffet table! I wonder if there's anything that would provide temporary adhesion - so I could store them between uses?....Hmmmmm. Thanks for the fun idea!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great tutorial! :) An easy fix if you're hosting a bash and need inexpensive serving pieces. :)

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

How pretty and clever!!

Stopping by from Hope Studios Tuesday Tutorial Linky Party!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

as I read this I was thinking of how many I could make for my sons graduation party to hold all of the goodies... Great idea, Thanks for sharing! Theresa

Mimi said...

Drifted over here, not sure where from, but very glad that I did.
This is beautiful!
Now I'm wondering if you've any bright ideas for china cups whose handles have broken off? I'm going to browse your older posts just in case.

janet said...

Dear Mimi...yes, china cups with broken handles are great for making pretty pot or garden birdseed cup feeders! Or maybe mini bird baths..;-)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Simply beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter!

~Kim

mizzshelley is said...

i have always wanted to know how to make these, and now i know! thank you!