Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Quick Project

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I did a cheese server (Click Here) back in Feb. 2007 and thought I would try another one of these easy pedestal dish projects. I started with a candlestick, a clear glass plate and a cheese dome. I bet you could find all these items at almost any thrift store you walk in to and you probably wouldn't have to spend more that $3.00 total. The cheese dome usually comes with a wood plate which you could save and use for another project or use it for firewood! I haven't glued these together yet because I heard there is a special glue for glass that glass artists use. I would like to find some of that. It's a very easy project and it looks very elegant!


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38 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Completely cute!!

M ^..^

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

How pretty, oh I love your mirror wall it is juft breath taking.
ginger

Joanne Kennedy said...

Very cute. These would make nice little gifts!

Hugs,
Joanne

Liz said...

VERY CLEVER! I'm going to have to try it.
~~Liz~~

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Great idea. I would be selfish and not want to glue them because I might want to use them separate again. My selfishness gets in the way a lot. Go away selfishness.

Like the new pic of your self.

Ciao
Glenda

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

That is such a great idea! And it could be used for so many things.

At Home in the Country said...

What a great idea! I saw one of those cheese platters just the other day! That gives me a little something to hunt for the next time I am out thrifting! You have such great ideas, you need your own magazine, girlfriend!
~Jill

Anonymous said...

I've been collecting some cheese domes and candlesticks just for this project, but I'm not sure what glue to use. I want to make them for Christmas gifts along with cookies or fudge.

Please post the name of the glue used for glass when you find it.

~elaine~

iamaworkinprogress said...

How funny, I just bought a domed cake stand the other day!

Wonderful project and something I'm certainly going to keep in mind in the future. (Can't ever have too many cake stands!)

The stand I bought can double as a punch or trifle bowl simply by flipping both pieces and putting the handle of the dome into the leg of the base.
Do you think this project could do that as well?

iamaworkinprogress said...

I just did a quick search and found this:
http://www.dickblick.com/zz238/23/

It dries hard and clear. Seems like it would do the trick!

Goldminer said...

I made some bridal shower decorations using glass and found some glue at Michaels. Can't remember the name of it, but it was in a tube in the glue section (the clerks would know I think) and it worked perfectly. It was very strong glue!!!

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

You are so clever!!! And I love your feature on Vintage Indie! You must have to giggle sometimes at all of the well-deserved accolades you receive. I just love hitting your blog every day!!

Brenda Kula said...

Cindy, I'm not that adept with this attachment stuff. But I recalled seeing on some woman's blog how she glued these. Remembered it had the word "farmer's wife" in the blog name. So I googled and found her. In June archives, she did this tutorial on it. I'm going to try and email it to you.
Brenda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Cindy! Love the cheese dome/pedestal! I use these all over my home, too.

Your feature on Vintage Indie is wonderful!!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Jannet said...

Oh, what a cute idea. Thank you so much for sharing!! Jannet

Joy said...

I love it!

Connie said...

I do this all the time with little china plates and domes purchased for a dollar or two at thrift stores. There are some on my blog if you'd like to see how cute they turned out. Plus I'm gonna paint my dining table and headboard and bedroom furniture soon.........white........squeeeeal!!! I can hardly wait!!!!!
Smoochies,
Connie

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Love it! You can always find something to do to entertain us!LOL
I Also wanted to tell you your mirror wall turned out so pretty.
Hugs~Kelly

Pat said...

The glue you would use is two-part epoxy glue.

Magpie Interior Design said...

VERY clever! Love it!

~Stacy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

So simple and yet so elegant! You are very clever Cindy! Your mirror wall is fabulous!!
xo
P

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Now why didn't I think of that!! This is how I made my candle holders for my wedding only with bowls, but using the plate and dome is SO clever! I'm going to be searching for the right plate now... Thanks!
Nikki

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That is a brilliant idea, although I have come to expect no less.

I'm going to copy that.

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy, love your new picture! Now we can see your lovely face!

Love this little dish.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cindy, I love your new picture. I need to update mine too. . . new hair do and all as of late for me.

I love this candle stick plate idea. Wouldn't it be perfect for a bridal shower, to have one at each place setting with a cupcake and this could then be the favor everyone could take home!

Blessings,

Sher

MimiG said...

Love this and the new picture too!
MimiG

3CHEERS4MOM said...

I love this! Too cute.
Cheers, Amy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Cindy , I have done some similar to yours and have given some as gifts . They just love them . What kind of glue are you using now ?

Shelia said...

Hi, Cindy! I have seen this done and want to make one too! They are so precious. I've been thinking of you today. I found a cute little 'secretary' looking cabinet and bot it. It was a maple color, so I sanded it, primed it and now am painting it. One more coat to go! You may not like it - I'm not painting it white! but a burgandy looking red. I'll post it when I finish. You're still my inspiration! Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Cindy, you've given me an idea. I've been saving a tiny bird nest since last winter. How pretty to display it under a glass dome.
Marnie

Pink Slippers said...

If you ever want to feature me..please do..please do. I'm a beginner. Your considered the beautiful home blog princess. WE ALL LOVE YOUR BLOG. REALLY WE DO. As good as a cup of coffee in the morning.

Mary said...

Love it! Going to dig out my glass cover and put it to good use on my already made footed cake stand!!

Nice interview - and more lovely views of your beautiful rooms Cindy.

karin@creativechaos said...

What a great idea...so clever!

At Home Redesigns said...

I love this idea! Looks great.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh my how cute. I think the candlesticks can be found at the dollar tree if you have one near by.

Shannon said...

I bought a candlestick yesterday and will be going to thrift stores today to get the other pieces. I love this idea!

~Nancy~ said...

I make these with clear glass dinner and dessert plates from the flea market. I pick up domes at Estate Sales and have several on my sideboard. I use clear glue from Hobby Lobby or Wal Mart. It is E-6000, Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive. It dries quickly, holds fast, is clear and you can hand wash the items with no trouble. A large tube was about $3.50 and I have made several pieces and still have over half a tube left. (I also use this glue for repair on bisque porcelain, wood, and some plastics.)
Cute, cute idea! Good luck!
p.s. My best find on the cheese covers was one with my monogram etched in it! How lucky was that?!