Saturday, June 1, 2013

DIY - Tiered dessert plate

This is an easy DIY project that can be done to suit your taste and budget.  I wanted a very basic version of the tiered dessert dish.  I found my materials at Target and glue at Ace Hardware.
I bought a large glass dinner plate, a glass candle stick, a smaller glass salad plate and a multi purpose heavy duty glue.  I used this E6000 because our art teacher used it for a variety of projects including ceramic and canvas so I figured it would be versatile.  It was a pretty day so I chose to do this outside.  The package says this glue is smelly and not recommended if you are in a non ventilated area or pregnant.  
I am a fly-by-the-seat of the pants crafter.  I rarely measure things. So here I eyeballed the center, applied a ring of glue to the candle stick, lightly pressed it down to allow the glue to cure, then placed it and shifted slightly to "center".  After it dried some, I used acetone fingernail polish remover to clean up around the edges.
Use the same process to glue the top plate on to the candlestick and clean up any strings or oozed glue.
And the finished product in use for Memorial Day pool party!
This would be fun to play with using thrifted or dollar store finds.  Pretty china plates with a candlestick base or small vase.  Or painting on a plain glass or solid ceramic plate.  The options are endless.  Have fun.
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1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this idea. I am definitely going to try this sometime soon! I think I want to make one to match our outdoor plastic plates in fun colours!
    Thanks for sharing.