Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Pinterest Pin: Cake Plates

I'm going to give this vote to fantastic.  They didn't turn out perfect but they're still very suitable for what I needed.

Remember that pin I found on Pinterest about how to make your own cake plates?  Those cake plates I wanted to make for J's baby shower?  Those cake plates that would require me to get in touch with my nonexistent creative me? The ones I was so determined to make that I was willing to brave the cold?

Well I made them a couple of weeks ago.  The weather finally turned pretty for a few days so I took an afternoon off work and came home early to assemble and paint my cake plates.  I pulled up my Pinterest account located my trusty pin and prepared to read the how to's of this particular project.  That's when I hit a little snag.  That particular pin is linked to a blog that isn't written in English.  It did, however, have pictures.  So after observing the pictures I decided creative me would fake it! 



The process was pretty simple:

I washed and dried my dishes,



determined which bases would be paired with which plates, centered them, and glued them together.


I used a 5 minute Epoxy suitable for glass, ceramic, and china.  It had a 5 minute handling time, 10 minute set time, and a 1 hour cure time.  I gave them 30 minutes and then transported them to the shop to begin the painting process.



I found that pedistals are a little more difficult to do.  I also had to be careful about the plates sticking to the newspaper.  After I was done with the painting and the paint had a chance to dry to the touch I coated them with a spray glaze that I also purchased at Lowe's.  When it was all said and done frugal me and practical me were pretty impressed with creative me's ability to glue and spray paint dishes.

2 comments:

  1. Melissa McTiernanMay 13, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Question... what kind of paint did you buy and what kind of glue. This looks awesome. We are having a dessert auction at church and this would be a perfect presentation!

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    1. So sorry I'm just now replying, I just now realized a comment had been made. I used Valspar spray paint for glass and a 5 minute epoxy for ceramics and glass. I bought both at Lowe's. :)

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