I went thrifting last week with a friend, and I found two perfect pieces for a project I had been dreaming about for a couple of weeks. Since it was half-price Monday at Unique Thrift Store, I picked up this cake plate for $1, and the candlestick for $.50! I chose a candlestick that had a large base, so the cake stand would be sturdy. I also ensured that the candlestick had a good bit of surface around the candle depression so there would be enough surface area contact between the two pieces.
After I got home, I washed up the plate and candlestick in the dishwasher and broke into my husband's tool closet. I found the treasure I was looking for: Amazing GOOP! This glue makes everything stick like a charm on just about anything--including your skin--so use carefully!
Using a Q-tip, I applied a dime-sized glob of GOOP (love how that sounds!) on the surface of the candlestick and smeared it around until evenly distributed across the top. I quickly applied the cake plate to the top of the candlestick and held it down with pressure for about a minute. I wanted to make sure the surfaces had definite contact before the glue set.
I then let my new treasure cure for 24 hours undisturbed, so there would be a solid seal! This was a fun project for a non-gifted crafter like myself. I love my new dish, as it will serve not only as a great serving piece, but also as a great decorating fixture. I plan to use it as a table centerpiece for fruit occasionally.
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