Cake PlatesTuesday, June 2, 2009
No quilting or sewing for this project, just shopping and gluing to get these done. Some days don’t you feel like working on something easy and cute?
Barb has introduced me to Estate sales. This is probably the worst thing she has done to me! Now, I find silver trays, old linens and dishes at very affordable prices. (This has almost brought my husband to tears...and I don’t think they are tears of joy.)
I used a dish from a collection of my Great Grandmother’s dishes. The set is incomplete and has been sitting in a cabinet for 20 years. I found a candlestick at a craft store and flipped it upside down for the base of the plate. A bit of glue and now both have a new life. I know my Great Grandmother would approve and would probably want one for herself too.
At Estate sales I look for a single dishes, sherbet glasses, glass candlesticks...or anything that might work for this type of project and look cute. Votive holders can work great too. When looking at glass pieces, don’t forget to flip them over and take a look at them upside down. A couple of the votives I purchases were crooked. So make sure the ones you purchase aren’t crooked. Now, get busy and have fun!
* Plates, small or medium look best for cupcakes
* Glass base (votive, candlestick, or sherbet glass)
* 527 Beacon Multi-use glue (or any glue that works on glass and china)
* Clean and dry the plate and glass base.
* Flip the plate upside down and position on a table where it can dry undisturbed for 24 hours.
* Apply glue around the perimeter of the glass base and center it on the bottom of the plate.
* Let it dry for 24 hours. It is usually dry in 4 hours, but the longer it dries the better.
* Wash by hand only.
* Make one for all your friends! (They are best if given with cupcakes or muffins.)
Until later dear friends!