Friday, December 7, 2012

Footed Plate Stands

My latest project…
 
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I was out thrifting and running around with a few friends and saw this…
 
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I thought it was pretty cute, thought it might look better if they had used a desert plate instead of a cup saucer.
 
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When I found these four dessert plates at Marshall’s for $5 (clearance aisle), I knew what I wanted to do with them. 
 
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I found three of the bases in my candle closet (not that I really have enough to call it a candle closet, but hey that’s what I call it!) and bought the footed sherbet for $1. 
 
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I used E6000 to attach the glass bases to the bottom of the plate, being careful to center the base on the bottom of the plate.
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Easier written than done, but the good thing is that the glue will allow you 15 min or so before it sets up, so I just kept looking at them and adjusting them until I thought they were perfect (or close!).
 
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I am satisfied with the end result, loving it more than the inspiration footed plate with the cup saucer!
 
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Looking great!
 
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And oddly enough, they are graduated heights (purely accidental I planned it that way!) 
 
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Mmmm, that chocolate chip muffin looks good!
 
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I am linking to these great parties!
 
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12 comments:

aprettymess said...

what a simple project and the end result is such a lovely look! thanks for sharing
=)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

A very cute way to show off desserts!

Valerie said...

OMGosh...I love this!!! I'm running out to the thrift stores now! And I agree...much prettier with the dessert plate than saucer.

Amy @ A Blossoming Life said...

This is a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing it over at Frugal Crafty Home

Jessica White said...

These are lovely! I love your choice of plates. I actually bought a plate and candlestick last year to try this but haven't yet. Glad to see how well it turned out for you.
Jessica @ A Humble Creation

Caroline Goldingham said...

Beautiful! I kind of want to make some for my wedding now!

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Sandy said...

I do this too! You can save a ton of money.

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

These are so pretty. I love them. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love the lacy-looking ones!

Jill said...

They look great Ellen! And I love your new blog header - beautiful!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

April said...

Those plates are beautiful, and you've inspired me to make my own cake-holders!! Now if only I can find plates as lovely as those :) Visiting from the Sunday Showcase
~April @DimplesandDelights

Susie @Bowdabra said...

Thanks for sharing your project in last week's Crafty Showcase. We love how you inspire others on the internet! Stop back over and share more of your talent in the new Bowdabra Crafty Showcase starting Friday night midnight! http://www.bowdabrablog.com
Susie @Bowdabra