A few weeks ago, I was visiting my local thrift store when I came across a beautiful candle holder. It was a bit beat up but very inexpensive (a piddley $4) and I immediately thought of trying my hand at a homemade cake plate. These are all over Pinterest and even the consignment bridal store that I have visited a number of times has shelves of these. It is a wonderful way to give your appetizers or desserts some elevation and provides a stunning visual effect. The entire project cost me a total of $8!
- Candlestick with flat top
- Old, thrifted or newly purchased plate
- Hot glue or gorilla glue
- Spray paint, if needed
- Painter's tape, if needed
*Note: Make sure the plate and candlestick are proportional so that you don't have any tipping misfortunes!
- Start by painting your candlestick. I used painter's tape to cover the pretty glass piece on my candlestick. I then spray painted two coats of gold paint.
- After paint dried, I took a hot glue gun and generously used the glue on the top of the candlestick before carefully securing the plate on the top.
- Add extra glue as needed and allow to dry.