Fastest Craft Project Ever: Repurposed Plates

Last week, I wrote about a trip to the Durham Rescue Mission Thrift store.  While I was there, I found a couple of plates and two crystal “puddin” cups (I don’t know what else to call them).

the "puddin' cup and flower plate are a great match. Kind of whimsical and happy.
the “puddin’ cup and flower plate are a great match. Kind of whimsical and happy.

Lately, it seems like there’s been a breakout of creating cake stand and tiered trays with old teacups and plates or anything that works, like this Pinterest page,Homemade Platters“.

The lightbulb went off after I saw this one in the store.

Right idea, but I think I would flip the glass and seal the rim to the plate.
Right idea, but I think I would flip the glass and seal the rim to the plate.

I, Stephielou, could and would do this.  All I needed was superglue and a steady hand and eyeglasses.

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I glued the rim of the cups and firmly pressed it into the center of the plate.

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Ok, not the best angle to show that one platter is taller than the other.

You can see more of the stems here.

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I put some weight on the plate to help seal the glue and left it alone for 30 minutes.  Seems to be very secure.

Another idea:  Repurpose candlesticks to create the base for platters, like the one seen at http://www.themotherhuddle.com.  Great, great ideas.  Get out that can of spray paint! Check these out!

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