iered serving stands are perfect for entertaining. Plus, they are truly easy to make. The cost of materials can be low, depending on where you purchase your plates from. You could potentially get everything from the dollar store (except for the E6000 glue).
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I got my plates at Walmart. They were only a couple of dollars a piece. I got the glass candlesticks from the Dollar Tree. And of course, I have my trusty E6000 glue. I think this stuff is pretty toxic, but it sure does work great on a variety of projects. I just used it the other day to glue my son’s plastic toy ax back together. Just be sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
Note: I have found a new adhesive that doesn’t seem as smelly, and works just as well as E6000. I now use Power-Tac for all my heavy duty adhesive projects.
Glue your candlestick upside down to the top smallest plate. I chose to use the candlestick upside down to provide more stability under the plate, as well as have less of it showing on the plate below. This leaves more room to put things on the tray. But really you could use it either way. After each step I allowed the glue to dry for a few minutes. You can still move it around for a while as it takes 24 hours to cure.
After each step I allowed the glue to dry for a few minutes. You can still move it around for a while as it takes 24 hours to cure.
Glue the top of the candlestick to the next biggest plate. I used a dry erase marker to mark where the candlestick would go. You could also just eyeball it. Wipe off the dry erase marker after the glue has set up.
Repeat steps one and two to attach another plate if you want!
Enjoy your new serving tray!
I am still on the fence as to whether or not I want to add another candlestick to the bottom of the whole thing.
Here is what it looks like without it:
Tell me: What do you think – bottom candlestick or no candlestick?
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