I love cake plates. Call them dessert platters, serving trays – whatever you think is most fitting for a raised tray of goodies – but there’s something infinitely fancier about your baked goods being three inches higher than the table. At one time, I was so smitten with cake plates that we decided to have them as our wedding centerpieces. I was driving all over town – well, to multiple towns – trying to collect as many white cake plates as I could before the big day. It was nutty, and expensive. And now that I know better, it was a waste of my time, gas and dollars. I could have made each DIY plate stand with some carefully chosen vintage plates and a case of candlestick holders!
DIY Plate Stand Supplies:
- Darice Glass Candlestick Holders.
- Glue (E6000 is a good, no-nonsense glue).
- Vintage Plates ( Use a selection of saucer to salad size plates).
For my DIY plate stand project I collected my plates from the thrift shop with my littlest daughter by my side. I let her choose the saucers. She’s partial to gold trimming (and I don’t blame her).
I applied glue to the top of the candlestick holder and then set it in the middle of the underside of the plate. Once the glue had set, I flipped each DIY plate stand over, and voila!
The salad plate was a perfect size for the height and sturdiness of the candlestick holder base. But I do love the preciousness of the saucer-sized cake-plate. It makes for a fun tea party experience.
Another fun way to dress up a tea party table setting would be to use a little DIY cupcake stand to hold tiny cakes and delicacies.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!