Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY Dollar Store "Crystal" Cake Stand

Another day another dollar... dollar store project that is! I'm continuing my quest this week to make some
"stuff" that I absolutely NEED using dollar store finds.  OK need is obviously a strong way to describe my current state, but hey my theory is if it only costs a few bucks why not!  If you are still with me and understand my totally irrational reasoning... this fab "Crystal" Cake Stand cost $2, took 2 minutes and it looks worth way more!!!
To make this "crystal" (aka glass with some pretty grooves, just don't look too close and tell yourself it came with a Waterford sticker ;) you need a glass dinner plate and a candlestick holder from the dollar store... grand total $2.
You also need some glue.  E-6000 is some potent stuff, you can get it at Walmart in the craft section near the Mod Podge and other glues, it costs a few dollars and will last you a very long time because a little goes a long way.  Just make sure you use it in a well ventilated area away from the kiddos.
Not only is this glue really strong once dried it also dries clear so you don't have to be perfect, just put a nice even thin layer of the glue around the rim of the candlestick holder. 
Now carefully center your plate over the glue and candlestick and then press down.  A can works great to hold everything in place until the glue dries. 
In just a short amount of time those two average pieces you've probably walked past in the item overload that you can experience while wandering the aisles of your local dollar store become something very pretty... if I do say so myself!  
Perfect for a party, special occasion or just because it's a day ending in "y" and you NEED a chocolate cake.  That happens to me quite often too :)
Who needs to go spend lots of money on a pretty cake plate when you could make several of these, some for you and friends and never break a sweat!  No one will ever believe that it only cost you $2.


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