Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DIY: Cake Plate

I loved the idea of a DIY Cake Plate. I came across this idea on Pinterest.
Have I mentioned how much I love that place? :)
Well, I also LOVE vintage dishes.
This is a great way to use those pretty plates that you just can't pass up.

Here's how mine turned out...

Now it's your turn...

 Step by Step Instructions:
1. Pick out your pretty plate/plates.

 2. Find a base. 
Candlestick holders from thrift stores work great.

3. Prime your base.
This is my favorite primer.

4. Paint your base with color of choice.
My plate had just a bit of yellow mixed in with the pretty pinks.
I wanted the base to "pop", so I went with a bright and sunny yellow.

5. Apply the glue to your base.
(my husband was happy to be the model for this one)

This was the glue we used:

6. Find the center and apply the base.
Let it dry overnight.

Now you get to enjoy a pretty cake plate!

I think there are so many ways to use these. They make beautiful cake/pastry plates. A small plate could be used for a birthday cupcake or a candle. Perhaps a small dish for jewelry or a bar of hand soap placed next to the sink. I think they would make a very unique and thoughtful gift as well. That's what I have in mind for the two I made. I know exactly who I am passing these on to.

You can find me on Pinterest here .
(if you like this sort of thing you might enjoy my "Get Crafty" pinboard)
I got this idea from here .

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking To:
Give Me The Goods Monday
French Country Cottage
The Shabby Nest
The Dedicated House
The Inspiration Gallery
Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper
The Chicken Chick
The Scoop
Knick of Time
Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design
Green Willow Pond 


  1. Beautiful Mimi!Love that sweet dish and looks perfect with the color you chose for the base!

  2. LOVE THIS!!! I've seen these, just never found a good tutorial! Thank you for sharing!! :)

  3. This is so, so, so adorable! I love the plate you chose - so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  4. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Very nice! I love the idea. Darn, I meant to buy some of that E6000 when I was at the store the other day and forgot. If I had, I'd have it on hand to try out your cute idea! Now I'll have to wait.

  6. This is really beautiful! I love E6000 glue. It will hold anything! Pinned this for future reference in case I find a pretty plate to try the idea.

  7. Wow, this is so pretty. I am so glad I saw this. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. It would be great if you could stop by. Have a lovely day!

  8. I love this idea for a cake have put together a very nice tutorial here. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick