I'm just re-posting this tutorial from the guest spot I did at the Crafting Chicks so that I have it on my blog for archival purposes. Thanks again, Kadie, for the wonderful idea - yer amazing!!
THE MOST ADORABLE CANDY*CAKE*PARTY STAND EVER!
...and it takes 2 seconds to make...wahoo!
Isn't it ADORABLE?!
I found a cup for $1.99, a plate for $1.99, and some "Quick Grip" for $4.99.
Remove those tacky stickers....
Apply a bunch of glue to the bottom of the glass...
Center it on the plate, and press down. I was able to find a seriously awesome weight to press down on my glass. Use anything heavy.
After a couple of hours, my stand was all ready for me to fill 'er up. EASY, right?!
NOW here's where you get creative and have some fun. You can make a variety of stands - you just have to get creative! If you have a birthday party, random event, special holiday, mix and match your options. When yard sale season comes up, keep a look-out and stock up on random dishes and glass stand items. You'd be surprised at the great stuff you'll find for CHEAP!
**ALSO, some ladies commented about using Velcro instead of glue so you can mix & match whenever you want. Great idea, girls! I'll have to try that idea out sometime.
Some cute glass filler ideas are: marbles, gum balls, hard candy that won't spoil over time, colored beads, or whatever your theme might be. Party stores and dollar stores are full of small items that would be a lot of fun.
Fill glass containers with something fun...
I'm in LOVE with this polka-dot plate from Target!!!
This is a ceramic ice cream dish I found on clearance
And look at this cute little heart-shaped candy dish! I found it at Target a few years ago on clearance and it looks great on this candlestick holder! (Can you tell I live at Target?)
Add a cute plate in the mix...
You've now got a double-decker!
You can even get creative with non-dish items like this cute nest-basket I found at the Pottery Barn outlet. LOVE it!!!
This plate is an old, vintage tin plate on top of a candlestick I got at a yard sale. I LOVE this one!!
Same vintage plate on top of a Mason jar filled with cherries. Makes a great summer serving platter.
The possibilites are endless!!! Go have some FUN with that glue!!!