DIY Footed Cake Plate

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I am helping out with a special church banquet to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in a few weeks, and working on putting together a yellow dessert table.  We need a few footed cake plates to create some height, but are working with a very tight budget.  I decided to see what I could make from some dollar store dishes, and I’m really pleased with the results.


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  • two round white plates
  • two small round white bowls
  • Gorilla glue

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I really liked the smooth design of this plate.  I simply removed the sticker labels and glued them with a little Gorilla glue.

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The glue expands a little as it dries, so I used a small amount in the middle, and weighted them with recipe books.

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After they were dry they were ready for use. 

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  • White plates -$1.50
  • White bowl   -$1.00
  • Gorilla Glue  -already had

Total Cost per Cake Plate -$2.50

Cake Plates that don’t break the bank, but still look great, and aren’t plastic –priceless!

When life is a party, sometimes you need a few more serving pieces!


This post is linked up at Just Something I Whipped Up, Made By You Monday, Today’s Creative Blog, Thrifty Decor Chick, Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition, Tatertots and Jello, Blue Cricket Design, and Under the Table and Dreaming.

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  1. Too fun!
    I’ve wanted to make one, but have not happened upon just the right two pieces.

  2. I bet the hardest part was getting those darned DollarStore price stickers off the plates/bowls! Great idea! I’m going to try it.

  3. Great idea.. hunting in my cabinets now for some bowls to use!

  4. I often think about doing this. You have inspired me! They are adorable. Lisa~

  5. ack, so cute and simple. love it!

    i’m having a birthday giveaway if you’d like to stop by…

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