Saturday, April 16, 2011

DIY Display plate

I wanted to buy a display/serving plate for Jeff's thesis defense but all the ones I liked in the store were too expensive and were made of plastic. I decided to just make my own. I took a trip to Goodwill.... with my two year old in toe. He was a trooper while I stood in the glassware isle and tried to match goblets and plates and candle holders. He ended up with a toy fire engine for his assistance. I found two pieces I liked and a glass cup that was the right height. 
I cleaned them when I got home because they were pretty nasty. I had to soak the cup in vinegar to get rid of all the dirt. Then I used sandpaper to rough up the edges of the cup that I would be gluing to the plates. I used Goop glue. I bought it in a little tube at Hobby Lobby. You can also use Super Glue. The last step was to glue everything together and let it dry. I did that in the evening so it had all night to dry. And the end result.....




It turned out just how I wanted and I think it will look lovely with some mini ├ęclairs on it. The total cost for the project was $5.00. Do you think the Purdue Engineers will be impressed?

4 comments:

taffi said...

I don't know if the engineers will be impressed, but I am! So cute!

Katie Kennington said...

You are amazing Brielle! That is such a great idea and it is beautiful!

Queen M said...

I think I may have to try this. SO pretty. What kind of glue did you use?

Maiava said...

Very clever!!