Apr 5, 2010

Thrifty Makes - My $1.50 Cake Stand!

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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18 lovely comments:

CosmoGirl Carla said... Best Blogger Tips

Found your post via Twice Remembered. I love your created cake stand. I'm always looking keeping my eyes open for affordable cake stands. And although I have seen others join small candlesticks to cylinders to create apothecary-like jars, I have to say your project is my favorite! The plate you found is perfect.

Now something else I have to keep watch for . . . just the perfect plate and candlestick to join. Thanks so much for sharing!

The Activity Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! This is great for hosting showers and parties!

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm impressed! That is genius and so beautiful!

Alisa said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! I've been on the look out for something similar! Great price too!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I'm impressed. How about making your mom one for mother's Day?

jody said... Best Blogger Tips

love it! esp since the glue you used doesnt show throught he glass-that can be a real problem with stuff like that!! looks great!!

Phyllis Blickensderfer said... Best Blogger Tips

You've always provided inspiration in your shopping -- but this is simply great. I love glass and now I have good reason for shopping in those Metroplex shops. Thanks, and may God continue to bless you and your family!

MrsJenB said... Best Blogger Tips

That is really, really beautiful! I love cake stands so I'm totally jealous of this!

Great job.

Thanks for sharing this @ The Girl Creative so I can drool over it!

Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty, have fun with it!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What an idea! And it turned out beautifully!

Cheryl said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it I want one!
I wandered the dollar store the other day thinking I'll make one when I see just the right things!

Great choices!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said... Best Blogger Tips

Great minds think alike! I made something similar this week too! Love that you used glass in your version! I never thought to use a crystal plate.


Richella Parham said... Best Blogger Tips

Way to go! This looks wonderful. I've seen this idea, but I wondered what you could use to connect the two pieces so that they wouldn't look like two pieces glued together. Yours look perfect--I'm going to have to find some of that Goop!

restlessrisa said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this!!! You are a girl after my own heart! I have done a few things like this, but didn't know how to hook glass together. Thanks for the tips :) I found you on beneath my heart.

Here is my link for a metal serving dish I did:


Have a great day! Risa

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh WOW. Such a cute, frugal, smart project! I might need to attempt a cake stand myself after seeing this. Great job!

Susie Q said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! I just picked up 4 blue plates and 4 black metal candlestands to make cakeplates with...oldest daughter's graduation is in May and I'll use these for display...blue and gold are school colors and the tablecloth I found was yellow!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute cake stand! And what a great price!
I don't know why anyone would pay full price for something when they could make something as cute as this for $1.50.
Thank you for linking up to my party!