Sunday, September 12, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea~ Dessert Stands & Cake Plates

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.

You can use funky plates, elegant plates, crystal, really any type of plate.  You can paint the candle stick to match or use one like I did that coordinates.  Wood, glass or metal candlesticks or flat topped bud vases work well. 

Thanks for looking and I would be THRILLED if you'd leave a comment on the blog!


  1. Great idea! And how simple!! Thanks for sharing these ideas. This is not an area where I am gifted, so I need these helpful hints!

  2. That is a very cool idea! I like those kinds of things where you find something almost everyone will love.

    Easy Christmas gifts, what could be better?

    Still inspired by your previous post, BTW! When my new console table comes in, I may just decorate it similarly to the way you did yours.


  3. This come out GEORGOUS!!! I will need to copy it:)

  4. Renee, this is a lovely your inspired ideas, and also the music you use....I will check it often to see what interesting things you come up with! love, Paula


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