Well, I had this really great little video that showed me putting this plate together – My first video tutorial. I edited it and made it all just perfect and…..
It was too big to upload. Darn! So here is just a simple explanation. It isn’t really hard.
You need – a plate or plates, a taper candle holder for each layer or cup, and strong glue. My sister made me this great three tiered plate last 4th of July.
She purchase the plates from the goodwill and the stems are taper candle holders from the dollar store. Notice the coordination of the red plate below the blue and white plate and the top, a commemorative plate with a flag and an eagle – a perfect combination for a patriotic holiday!
Put plenty of glue on either end of the candle holder (I use E6000 glue, but 529 is also good. You can get them both at Michael’s). Place the plate firmly onto the candle holder and let the glue dry. Both of the glues I suggested will set within an hour but take 24 – 48 hours to fully cure. I recommend hand washing the items. They might hold up in the dishwasher, but why risk it.
The glasses you see are made with pint mason jars glued onto the candle holder. They are a fun way to celebrate outdoors. To make them for the 4th of July, I rolled napkins and tied them with the star spangled wire you can get at most craft stores and the dollar tree. Then I put them into the glass, ready for guests to use.
You can see in this photo how the plate sits on the top of the hold. On this one I glued a saucer from a cup and saucer set (the cup long since broken) to add a little more stability to the plate. Then I wrapped the wire garland on the bottom to decorate it for the 4th of July. But this red plate will work for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or just any day of the week!