Monday, January 25, 2010

Something new with no money spent!

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Look at this beautiful cherub cake plate that I made with things I already had.

I used one of my ceramic cherubs, a plate and my etched cloche. I didn't want to use a permanent adhesive so I used wax to hold them together.
This is a great product not only for keeping things in place in case of an earthquake but it also holds things together. The good thing is it can be removed easily. As you can see, it holds really well...
I'm so thrilled with how this turned out!
I have cups and saucers in there now but I think it would look so pretty with cookies or a small cake.
Wouldn't a few of these made with different things look beautiful on a dessert table?


Updated to add: I bought my Museum Wax at Bed, Bath and Beyond. You can also buy it online. Amzon carries it, click here.

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Museum Wax? Where do you buy it?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I bought mine at "Bed, Bath and Beyond" but you can buy it online. Amazon has it...I'll update my post with the link.

Linda Q said...

Great idea and I have a couple cloches that are etched like that too. Nice!
And I blame you for my now growing white cherub pieces ( will be shown for my Valentines posts) but they are fun to look for huh?!
Linda

Jeannine said...

Very clever. And great to have the museum wax here in California where we have regular earthquakes!

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

What a good ide......I have seen several others do the same thing...but it would last forever.....so it was great with that type of possibilyti.....I am sorry if my english is not quit good:):)
I had a story about you in myblogg the other day with lots of pictures from you......so I hope that you have had visits from other Norwegian:):)
Have a nice evening....
hugs from elin anita :)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

very pretty Cindy... I love glass cloches.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Cindy! I love putting something different together with stuff I already own. I use that museum wax when I work with clients who have cats; they are always afraid to put stuff on mantels because of their cats, so I tell them about the museum wax.

Treasia Stepp said...

Very clever idea. I've wanted to put a few things together like this but didn't want them permanently glued together. Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration of the wax.

WhineNRoses said...

Thats a great idea!! I have cherub just like that and never thought to make a cake stand!!!
Jenn~

Liz said...

How stinkin cute is that! Love it!

~Liz

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Very pretty!
Love your blog!
~Amy

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

GORGEOUS! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I've never heard of museum wax but that sounds great that you can take it all apart! Your etched clothe is beautiful!
You did great!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melinda said...

Great job Cindy. I have a cherub almost exactly like that one, minus the pretty plate though :-)

Susan said...

Cindy, I keep up with your blog constantly, I feel I know you. LOL
I love your cake plate you made. I love pink rose china anyway........or rather I love any rose china no matter what color.
But you did a great job, I may try this.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ I do the same thing but I
use hot glue and tack it on. When
you're ready to take it apart it
comes right off glass. I like
yours it turn out really pretty.
And your right it would look great
with a cake or cupcakes.:O)

Sandy said...

You are an amazing source of information Cindy. I never knew you could get museum wax at Bed, Bath and Beyond. That's great to know and I will look for it the next trip there. Lovely "new" cake plate!!!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Prulletje said...

oh wow it's gorgeous !

Amy Kinser said...

How beautiful. You did a marvelous job on this cake plate. what a great idea.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous idea, Cindy! It came out stunning! Museum Wax...who knew! Clever girl!

Cheers!
Tina

Carolyn said...

That is such a good idea-it looks beautiful! I might have to copy you again.
Carolyn

A Hint of Home said...

Your project turned out so cute. Clever idea and I'm glad you mentioned where we could buy the museum wax.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is a really pretty idea and you don't have to ruin anything doing it! Museum wax....great idea!~Patti

Victoria said...

You never cease to amaze me! That is so beautiful. I just ordered some appliques from a link on your site, I'm so excited...never used them before but I can't wait:)

Desiree said...

It looks fabulous! I love the cloche. I need one! I've been keeping an eye out in the thrifts but no luck! I miss my big city shopping. LOL
Good tip on the museum wax-it would be very useful in my house with a 3 and 1 year old, I'm going to pick some up!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Very cute! I'm using a cherub candle holder and a plate for my Valentine's Day table. I'm going to go to BBB to find that wax you used. Thanks for the tip.

Hugs,
Joanne

Rachel said...

That's a great idea. I might have a go at that as I've been looking for a single tier cake plate and haven't found one I like yet. But this is a really pretty idea *thanks*

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! I adore your new cake plate.

Jan ~ BellaCasa said...

Cindy,you came up with yet another wonderful idea of shopping your house. This is my theme for 2010. Though I've yet to land a cloche within my theme (on sale), I won't give up.

I just love the way you provide information on your projects. It has been more than helpful several times for me. Thanks!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Cindy I think everything in my house have quake wax holding it down and L-brackets on my furniture hey I was in the 1989 quake just like you were my friend...talk about Shake-n-bake time...Right in the middle of the world series game...Hope you have a great day on your side of Calif. girl we have snow again YUK!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Gracie's House said...

You learn something *new* every day! Didn't even know there was such stuff...have to check it out! THANKS
Rene'

Kathysue said...

You are one clever lady and I like the fact that it is not permanent. You can remove it when you want to use them seperately. So pretty!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your cake plate is beautiful. Thanks for the tip about Museum wax and where to get it. I have been wantin to do this with candlesticks and plates. It won't be as cute as yours though.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty - really like the cherub base! I have a small dome, plate & candle holder I plan to put together, and did not want it to be permanent - You have solved my problem. :-) Thanks.

Glenda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Just did a search @ BB&B and nothing came up.:( Found it at Lowe's & Ace, but it is "unavailable" in the stores in my area. I have heard of museum wax before, and will keep looking in my area. I am close to the New Madrid Fault - there must be some around here somewhere! ;-)

The Tablescaper said...

Great stuff. You can hold thing in unusual postitions or give items on a shelf a little more security.

Love what you did. Where did you find that etched cloche? It's gorgeous.

- The Tablescaper

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love it, your idea is great and the photo is lovely! cannot live without museum wax. the combination of the cherub base and china plate rocks!
thanks...
Karen

Sarah said...

A friend from San Francisco area sent me a jar of the museum putty. I use it for so many different things around the house. Your new cake plate is terrific, but the etched cloche is absolutely stunning. Where did you find it?
Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

ShabbyTammie said...

What a neat idea...
I'm totally gonna be a copycat and buy that stuff..
Thanks for the inventful tip

sissie said...

Hi Cindy!
What a great idea! I just love the versatility of the cloche.

Sissie

One Cheap B*tch said...

So pretty! Don't you love adding a new twist to items you already own?

FleaMarketTrixie said...

very pretty and great idea.

vignette design said...

What a great idea! You got a whole new look with a little museum wax! I love how you put the cups and saucers inside the dome too. --Delores

tales from an oc cottage said...

Fab!!! Love that!


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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Adorable idea, Cathy! Bet BBandB is having a run on museum wax about now!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Chatelaine said...

Great idea. Recycle, reuse. I am sure it will look yummy with some pretty petit fours or decorated cookies.

Mahek said...

such a great idea!!!
and beautiful looking too....

AshTreeCottage said...

Thank you for telling us about" Quake Hold". Idaho is earthquake country too, and I love all of my china. I'll run out and get some!
Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cindy said...

Learn something new everyday. I had never heard of Museum Wax. I'm going to get some to play with. I love what you did with it!

City Girl Country Heart said...

Such a clever idea!!
I love it!
Stephanie

KarenHarveyCox said...

So inspirational. I think it looks so lovely. I never knew about Museum Was, it opens up lots of possibilities.
Karen

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

So cute! It looks perfect in your home.

Laura said...

What a wonderful idea!! And I never thought of using the museum wax like that. Thank you for the tip!

rozetta said...

What a great idea!

Now, I know what to buy with my BB&B coupon.

~elaine~

Kathleen Grace said...

The only thing better than it being free, is the fact that it is so beautiful! I have long admired your etched cloche, (where did you get it?). You are so creative and everything you do is beautiful:>)

Carousel222 said...

Very beautiful. I live in Ohio and purchased some museum wax after reading one of your earlier posts mentioning it. I love taking candle holders and vintage dishes to make little desert display arrangements with them. I really love the use of the cherub and the cloche. Again, as usual, another great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I bought the cloche at Marshalls last year. I waited and waited for it to go on sale and it finally did!!!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

FABULOUS Cindy!! I wish you could come spend a week with me and makeover my house! Oh, if you know the pattern name of that pretty china plate, could you please shoot me an email. xo ~ Joy

Patriotic Mom said...

That cloche is so darn cute! I love the cherub stand!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love this!!! And I love your blog; I always learn something new! I have not seen Museum Wax before, but I think I will get some! I can think of a million things I could use it for. I wish I would have had some last week when I bumped one of my candlesticks and the crystal bobeche fell off, bounced to the floor and shattered! :-(
I'm sure the museum wax would have saved it from it's deadly fall!

Susan Wicker said...

What a fabulous idea! I have an angel dish, too, and think I'll try it! Oh, thanks, Cindy, also for telling about where to buy the museum wax. You rock! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Just this... Alice said...

This is a great idea. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That etched cloche is beautiful! I love the plate on the cherub. I may borrow that idea. If I post it, I will credit you. laurie

money said...

Hi Cindy,
Speaking of making something out of things you already have...I meant to email you a picture I'd found in an older craft magazine I had..but I've given up hope of finding it now. It seemed like something you'd try. It's a cheese plate with dome (I'm sure you've seen them in Good Will, etc. for around $2'ish) only discarding the wooden (or glass) base/plate and replacing with a nice china plate. The glass dome can be decorated with a simple ribbon or whatever you have on hand. I'd think it'd make a cute holder for cupcakes or smaller cookies as well as cheese.

prashant said...

Great idea and I have a couple cloches that are etched like that too. Nice!

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