Yesterday when I was at Goodwill I saw a plate and dome set sitting on the shelf and thought about it but it was $4.99 and after all I was at Goodwill…I didn’t want to pay that much for it. After I got home and I was browsing around I saw several posts over at the Shanty 2 Chic blog where everyone was participating in their “I did it with Gorilla Glue” party last week. There were several posts on how other bloggers had used Gorilla Glue to create dessert plates. I wanted to make a Pedestal Dessert Stand too. Immediately I thought of the plate and dome set that left on the shelf at Goodwill. So the next morning on my way to work I decided to pop back into the Goodwill to see if it was still there and it was my lucky day because there it was. Someone had thought about buying it I know because it was on the other end of the shelf. I do that all the time. I will find something and walk around the store with it until I make up my mind about buying it but lucky for me that day because the shopper put it back on the shelf and I scooped it up. Next I needed a pedestal. I found a class candle holder that still had some wax dripping on it and it was priced at $1.99. I took them both to the check out and now they are mine.
I scraped all of the wax drippings off of the candle holder and I washed all the pieces.
The directions on the Gorilla Glue say to apply a thin coat of the glue to one of the pieces and to dampen the other piece where you want to join the two together. The water and glue will “foam” a little bit and they caution you to not use too much. Then after you join the pieces together they instruct you to clamp them together until they dry. I don’t own a “clamp” and I don’t think it would have worked on my project so I grabbed the next best heavy thing I could find to apply some pressure…A bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz! Worked perfectly.
Now, have to say I am thrilled with my new Dessert Stand and it was a piece of cake to make…HOWEVER……
I am not happy with the way the glue dried! I thought it would be “clear” and it is “white”. Just like the package said. Yes, it says right on the package that it dries “white” but I guess I wanted to believe it would dry clear so badly that didn’t believe it! It’s really not a problem. This is nothing against Gorilla Glue. It is a great product and when a project requires an extra strong glue…..Gorilla Glue is the way to go. I just did not want to leave out any details and felt like I had to give it to you straight! I am a fan of “no surprises!” So just be prepared to see the glue if you use a clear plate. I am going to get some of those little white paper dessert doilies and no one will ever know. Also, you can’t see where I attached the pieces when I have food on the plate. I will keep searching for a glue that is strong enough to hold clear glass but also dries clear because this project is just too easy and too cute not to try again!
See the white glue through the center of the plate?
With that said……LOOK! How beautiful is that? And, I made it myself!
And what a pretty price tag. Total Price: $7.00. :) I am linking this post up to the “I Can Make That” Party over at Just a Girl. That is where you are going to find lots of other great project ideas to try out for your self. AND……
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