It's only a week until Mother's Day, so here's a quick and easy project you can make for your mom (or yourself!). I found this plate for $1 at an antiques flea market and fell in love with it. I've been looking for something to add to the bottom to make a sweet cake platter for over a year now. I looked in antique stores, at Target, my own closets--nothing seemed right. Then I finally struck gold. I found a little votive holder for $4 at Anthropologie, and event though it was four times the price of the plate, it still turns out to be a $5 cake platter. Seriously, you can't beat that.
Upcycled Cake Platter Tutorial
Small candle holder, tea cup, or bowl
E6000 or other ceramic glue
1. Decide which end of the bottom piece you want glued to the plate. You could use a candle holder, a small tea cup turned upside down, or even a small bowl or flower pot. Line the edge of the bottom side with glue (I like E6000).
2. Press glue side down in center of the bottom side of the plate. Hold for a few moments. Allow to dry for 12-24 hours.
Ta-da! I think that was my shortest tutorial ever! I would love a trio of these using different plates with different sized items on the bottom for some height difference. I'm heading out to the Snohomish Antiques & Art Faire May 15th to find some more great pieces.
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