Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'll make my own flowers...... well how about a cake plate with flowers?

I don't know about you but I am sooooo ready for spring.....for warm weather....for flowers :) 
So I deceided to work on a project I have been wanting to try.  A cake plate made out of a candle stick and a plate.  It looked so cute when I ran across about a zillion bloggers who have done it...okay slight exageration... put it looked really cool and it was a cheap project.  I bought the plate with flowers and the candle stick at Goodwill for a $1.00 each piece.  I really liked this plate :)

The big thing is you want to have pieces that match so I bought cream spray paint so I could paint the candle stick after I cleaned it up.  It was looking dirty and gunky.  The really good news is after I cleaned it up it matched the color of the plate perfectly!!!  I was tickled :)  So then I had to remember where I put the Gorilla Glue I bought the week before for this project.  I hate it when I forget where I put things....hmmmm.....Jim said my monkeys took it!  Made sence to me :)  I blamed Rang right away!!!!  If you don't know who my Rang is I will introduce at another time. 
Once your plate and candle stick are clean the rest is easy peezy....I've seen this word on lots of blogs so I believe it is proper grammer :)  What I did was marked my plate with a sharpie on the top and bottom to make lining up the candle stick easy when I put the glue on. 

Then put the glue along the rim of the candle stick according to the directions.  I used a toothpick to push some more of the glue along the rim before attaching to the plate.

Once you put it on the plate you need to clamp it..... or in my case add some heavy books to weight it own. 

I let it sit for about 24 hours and viola.... a new cake plate ready to hold yummies on it!!!  I think I will put the Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting I made today on it for Life Groups tommorrow. :)  In honor of my 1st follower.....Peace Out Hommies :)


  1. Cute! I might have to make one myself.

  2. It looked even better with the carrot cake and cream cheese frosting on it!!!! lol!!!