Friday, June 3, 2011

Homemade Cake /Cookie Pedestal- How To

Yesterday I posted pics of some items, here is what I made with them.


I love hair, but my second love is crafting, although I don't have time to do lots of it during the school year I love the summer cause I can get my craft on. So this week I decided to make a cake or cookie pedestal or whatever you want to put on it, could even be just decoration.

Here are the items used: plate-$1.50, glass candle holder-$2.99, scrapbook paper-$.59 (optional), foam paintbrush and Modge Podge, I used Epoxy mix glue but I am sure E6000 will work well, both you can get from a craft store.

Before I got started I made sure to clean the plate and candle holder and dry really good.  You can decorate your plate any way you want to, if you don't want to use paper just buy a pretty and inexpensive plate from a thrift store. **If you are not using paper skip the Modge Podge steps.

1. I cut a circle shape out the size of the center
of the plate and applied a thin layer of  Modge Podge to glue the paper to the plate. You 
can decorate your plate however you want.
 it didn't get super centered but it will do
I then added a just a few words on the outer edge of the plate
for a little more decoration.

2. After letting the paper dry for a couple of hours
  apply a few thin layers of Modge Podge to the top, make sure to follow
the directions on the back of the bottle.

3.  Let the plate dry fully over night, the top will not be tacky at all.
Next, find the center of the plate and trace it to make sure you 
put the glue in the right spot, apply the glue to both the plate and top
of the candle holder.  Please make sure to follow the directions on 
which ever glue you use. The glue will ooze, but just wipe around with a damp towel.

4.  Here is the important part, place some heavy objects on top to add weight
and pressure so that you get a good and firm hold. After 12-24 hours like this
your stand will be ready for use.
here I just placed a box, my heavy pizza stone and big 
Websters dictionary.

Finished project and super easy!



2 comments:

Diva Locks said...

I love it!

naturallady said...

Thanks, very easy and makes a great gift.

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