- DIY Jane
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
We are serving a variety of desserts/cake so we put together these four cake plates from pieces picked up at local Thrift Stores. After a couple of days of shopping all over town we sat down with the dozen or so pieces we purchased and started to look at how things might come together. Once we had a decision on what we wanted to do. We used Silicone Caulk to put them together, I did use Gorilla glue on the china plates, however do not try to use on glass it doesn’t work. The caulk and the glue both set pretty quickly but do not plan on moving anything for at least a couple of hours to be sure everything is set. To remove excessive caulk just use a soft cloth (not paper towels) and some nail polish remover it comes right off. I do suggest wearing rubber gloves as both the glue and caulk are supper tacking and stick to everything it is very hard to get off your hands. Scroll down to see individual plates.
This is actually two saucers attached end to end and then a plate attached on top. I used Gorilla glue, it fastened very quickly and no need for the caulk at all.
This is a vase flipped over with a plate attached; this one took some time as the plate is grooved so I had to put a layer to fill in the grooves then a layer around the edges, it turned out pretty nice. That is a crepe paper dahilia under it.
This one is a square metal base looks like a candle might have gone in it and the plate attached. This one took a little more work, because the base is very narrow. Used Gorilla glue first then sealed it with the caulk.
This is a really interesting glass and a clear square plate on top only took about 5 mins just a thin layer of caulk.