The holidays, man. I love them but boy have I been booked solid the last few weeks. Don’t worry, though, I’m back with a simple DIY that might be just the ticket for your next party: a tiered tray.
A few weeks ago when I was in a cookie competition I found myself in dire need of platters that looked at least halfway nice. Well, I didn’t want to invest too much money in cookie plates and cake stands, so I did what any sensible maker would do: I hit my local Goodwill with a plan and a few bucks.
Here’s a full list of what you’ll need when you waltz into your favorite thrift shop:
- 3 plates in 3 sizes
- 2 candlesticks
- Glass/ceramic glue – I grabbed this kind by Elmer’s
Now you can figure out the rest of this, I know, but I’ll walk you through it. I grabbed three coordinating plates with the tacky 70s vibe I love and two plain candlesticks. The whole lot was $3.50. I took them home and gave them a good wash and dry.
From there, apply your glue to the candlesticks, press firmly in place and let that dry for a few minutes. Then you can move on to the other tiers, working your way from the larger plates and candlesticks to the smaller ones. Let this dry for as long as the packaging of your glue specifies. I’d also advise that if you plan on using this for serving purposes, to select an adhesive that’s low on fumes (you don’t want to taint tasty treats with that chemical smell).
This project is almost too simple but it’s a great solution when your short on cash or want a more eclectic look for your cookies, cheeses and more (heck, I’d even put craft supplies on here for a craft party).
Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!