I love/enjoy/have passion towards finding the right present for a family member or friend. Many times that means I make something. There have been many varieties of deserts stands, cake stands, plate tiers in blog land, including myself. Not long ago I created a stand from old plates to house my jewelry, see here.
I recently made another one, this time 3 tiers of glass plates. It was a present for my sis-in-law. I originally started with 3 different looking plates and 3 short vases, first using metal/glass glue to adhere a vase to each plate.
Then I tried (key word tried) to glue two of the plates together. I tried 2 times and even let the plates sit for over 24 hours. There were too many gaps created by grooves in the bottom of the plate and they would adhere to each other.
I ended up using three of the same plate, the plainer bottom one in this picture above. Once all 3 were properly attached I added some clear sealant where the vases glued to the plates, top and bottom.
I think it turned out pretty good; my sis-in-law liked it. See for yourself…
The banana-blueberry bread was really tasty too. I’ll share that recipe later this week.
I’m linking to the following blogs this week:
You’ve seen multiple blog articles on making plate stands over the last months…
Dessert stands by Kate at Centsational Girl
Dollar store stands by Jen
DIY plate stand at My Blessed Life
I have a new twist to the plate/dessert stand and I am making a memory with it. Here’s what I am using; 2 like plates, 1 crystal vase and on 1 crystal little bobble. All items were my moms and I remember them in our house growing up. My mom passed away almost 5 years ago at age 94.
Using glass glue adhere the plates to the vase, add a crystal topper and voila! (Note, topper was added as a last minute decision.
Here’s the additional memory part. I’m not using this for dessert. I put this in my bedroom and I am using it to show off my Dresden ballerinas which were handed down to me from my mom. She was given them from my Great Auntie Bella who came from Scotland. The plate stand also holds a necklace of glass beads that also came from my Great Aunt Bella. She bought them on a trip to Venice many many years ago.
I placed the stand next to my bride doll. My Grandma Anne gave this to me when I was a little girl. I had the dress restored. My Grandma had the doll when she was a little girl and she died at age 101 in 1981.
This corner of my dresser has become a wonderful way to honor and remember so many beautiful people in my life.
How do you keep memories?
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Motivate me Monday @ Be Colorful
Tip Me Tuesday
Tutorials and Tips Link Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Have a good one!
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