Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pretty Glass Dessert/Cake Stand by Ann at HouseFinally This is is my first entry of any kind in the blogosphere. Thanks, Shanty2chic !
I wanted to make something from cheap items, but not for the end result to look cheap. I have never used Gorilla Glue before- so this was my maiden project!

Shanty 2 Chic

My inspiration was this month's Country Living Passion=Profit...Hillary, who makes beautiful cake stands out of found plates and brass candlesticks...ChicksPicksbyHillarydotcom

OK, here is what I started with, a glass plate (made in Italy! I heart Tuesday Morning clearance!) and a lovely glass candlestick. They cost me all of 7-8 bucks....

The hard part was getting the price tags off! I was so impatient...used my fingernail then had to break out the microfiber cloth....

I left the "made in Italy" tag on the plate--is that tacky or what? But I love Italian glass........... the fact its an age-old tradition and that this plate came all the way from Italy to my hands----FOR 3.99!!!!

I decided to go with the Gorilla Glue "Dries White 2X faster" product, since my glass was clear and the Epoxy says it "dries tan"... I dampened the plate where it would be attached, as per the instructions. This part seemed odd to me, but what the heck, I applied the glue sparingly to the candlestick part, because it said it would expand:

I kept my fingers crossed as I put the plate on top...centered it..... it wobbled a little bit because of the ribbed texture of the glass I chose(note to self: smooth would have been much easier), so I just wiggled it until it felt like it was not going to slip off.

Then I realized I needed to carry it inside--how dumb, I shoulda just done it inside!--
but it was OK.
I placed it on a stable surface and put a can of paint on top of it to weight it down. Left it there for 3-4 hours....

The glue dried strong and clear.

I added some clear silicone to the seam where the plate and candlestick met, just for some extra stability.............

TA-DA!! Here she is:


  1. It's so pretty! Good job!


  2. Sooooo pretty! I made something similar, but not clear, the clear glass looks beautiful! You can't even tell that they are two seperate pieces, it looks like something that came that way. GOR-GEOUS

  3. I had not seen the clear Gorilla Glue! This opens up a whole world of opportunities! You Italian glass cake plate is awesome!

  4. Who would have thought a candle stick and a plate? AWESOME!!!
    I follow, I hope you'll follow back:P

  5. that is beautiful! you did an awesome job- I love it.

  6. Gorgeous! I'm glad to find a Gorilla glue product that dries clear! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very pretty! You did a great job, it's gorgeous!

  8. I love your project! I am so glad to hear the glue dries clear!! Thanks for sharing

  9. Soooo lovely. Looks like something purchased at an upscale boutique! I'd call it a success :o)

  10. Wow I didn't know they had Gorilla Glue that dries clear... I shall need to get some! I have been wanting to make a stand like this!

  11. That looks great, Ann! Instant cake stand ~ gotta love it!

  12. so nice! I have never seen clear Gorilla Glue either! Gonna have to put that on my "list" now!

  13. This is so pretty. I'll have to try it too.

  14. Oh this is such a fabulous find, and great idea! So many of us have pretty extra plates, and candle stick holders are easy to find! Put em' together and they look great...and functional too, love that! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  15. I love your cake stand. It's so pretty! I was just trying to think of the easiest way for me to glue. Sometimes I have trouble centering things. Haha! Stop by this week, I'm having a giveaway!

  16. I have a 3 tiered cake platter on my to do list.

    GREAT job--

    I have a blog party--Its So Very Creative
    I hope you will post this--and inspire other gals.

    Your new follower


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