Although I don’t have any more room to store such things, I adore the look of tiered plates for serving desserts and appetizers.
Have you seen the DIY cake stands that use candleholders as the base, with a plate glued on top using a really strong (and permanent) adhesive like E3000? It’s a great concept to reuse what you already have, so I’ve been racking my brain on how I could do a temporary version – stands that can be disassebled after use for storage, and would offer a strong connection between the base and the plate so the stand couldn’t be toppled over easily by little hands.
Inspiration hit when I was getting ready for Easter, and had the can of spray adhesive hanging around my kitchen from the Tracing Paper Wrapped Canvas project. On a whim I gave the top of my inexpensive candle holders (swiped from Mom!) a spray of the adhesive and topped it with a plate.
Guess what? It worked like a charm. I let it cure for a few minutes, then tested it (this is me giving it the shake-shake-shake):
I actually couldn’t believe how strong the bond was. But the real test was if I was going to be able to separate the pieces and remove the adhesive.
Yep! No problem. I tried a nylon scrubbing pad and dishsoap but discovered that I could roll the adhesive right off of the candlesticks without breaking a sweat. Removing the adhesive from the bottom of the plates was a little more cumbersome, but a little scrubbing with the nylon pad and it was good as new.
Perfect for a buffet table of goodies, no?
Here are the plates in varying heights….
…..and stacked together with a little spray adhesive on both the top and bottom of the candleholders for stability.
So easy to change up the plates for seasonal decor! I used colorful plates for Easter but all white with the glass candle holder bases would be lovely.
Shopping my house and rethinking things I already own is so gratifying! What have you repurposed lately??
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