I found this great idea last fall and had intended to make some for Christmas gifts, but ended up doing jams and Caramel in a Can instead. But I love the idea so much and finally got around to it. This will be my gifts for my co-workers this year and I love that I can use plates that reflect their taste, favorite color, etc..!
The Cast of Characters: A lovely dinner plate, a coordinating candle stick or vase, E6000 glue, and that's it!!
I received this pretty plate filled with yummy Christmas treats a couple of years ago from one of my darling daughters. The candlestick I picked up at Goodwill for 99 cents. Look for flat bottomed plates and candlesticks. The E6000 glue has a million uses, at about $5 a tube it will last you for years and dozens of projects. It is great for metal, glass, plastic, anything difficult to glue!
Turn your plate over and line the candle stick up with the center. Mark lightly with a few dots of sharpie or pencil where you'll be placing the candlestick. Now put a line of glue on the candlestick top surface. Put a second line on the circle you marked where you'll put the candle stick. Allow the 2 pieces to 'cure' for 2-8 minutes. Then join up the pieces, pressing together firmly. Allow to dry for 24-72 hours. Handwash and dry as needed.