I have been itching to do some diy cupcake stands from plates and candlesticks, but no luck finding candlesticks. However, I did find wine glasses that would work. I also found a really cute set of 8 birthday plates at GW- and they were 50% off! Woo-hoo! There are 2 of each design- a slice of cake, a party hat, a gift box, and a birthday cake. Each design has a different color rim.
The supplies needed for this little project: Plates (stating the obvious, I know), wine glasses, E6000 glue, sandpaper, rubbing alcohol, acetone (nail polish remover).
Scuff up the bottom of the glass and the plate with sandpaper. In order to determine where to sand the plate, I used a highlighter to draw a circle around the glass where it would be positioned on the bottom of the plate. When both are scuffed up, clean with a little rubbing alcohol. This will remove the highlighter, but you should be able to tell where to position the glass by the scuff marks.
Follow directions on the tube of E6000. You’ll need to squirt a good amount on the bottom of both the glass and the plate. Let sit for 2 minutes before putting together. Position the glass on the plate and squish around a little to get the air bubbles out. Use the acetone to carefully clean off any excess glue. Let cure for 24 hours.
*Note: I also tried Dap Household Adhesive Sealant on a few plates- it seemed easier to work with and says it’s dishwasher safe. I’ll be curious to see how each holds up.
Hmm, now that I’ve gone overboard with the diy cupcake stands, looks like it’s time to bake something- gluten free brownies? Cupcakes? Cookies?