This tutorial was originally shared over at Little Miss Momma.
Jen and I are both total suckers for Cake Stands. Really what’s better than a beautiful cake or plate of cookies displayed on a gorgeous stand? It completes any party set up and is a quick and easy way to make things look “fancy” without looking stuffy. Here is a step by step tutorial on how I created this black, white and gold beauty with a plate and cup from the dollar store!
Here is what you are going to need:
The plates are from the dollar store and I had the painters tape and spray paint on hand (white & black in satin and gold metallic). Make sure you get the gorilla glue that says glass on it. The regular super glue does not say glass.
First turn your glass plate over and give the bottom 2 good coats of white paint. Painting the bottom gives it the look of milk glass and makes it more scratch resistance since the paint won’t be on the serving surface. Let dry completely and finish with a coat of clear gloss spray paint for protection.
Next turn your glass cup over on a paper plate and trace around the top. With a pair of scissors cut out the circle and place the plate securely around the top of the glass. This will protect your cup from over spray.
Stand over the top of your glass cup and spray paint the INSIDE with the gold paint. Give it 2 coats and then follow with a coat of clear gloss to protect. I also turned it over when it was dry and did the same with the bottom of the base of the glass.
Now that your plate is dry on the bottom, turn it over and tape off your lines with painters tape. Start from the middle so it will be even on both sides. Spray with 2 coats of black paint and remove tape immediately. This photo shows the first piece of tape I removed and what it will look like with the lines. I used a baby wipe to clean up any over spray that got under the tape. Once its dry finish with a coat of clear gloss paint.
Using the Gorilla Glue, secure the base of the glass to the bottom of the plate, place a book or something heavy on top and let set for 60 minutes. Make sure to read the instructions on the glue. This one said to wet both surfaces to activate the glue. And then you are done! These make really great gifts to keep on hand for last minute occasions or to give in a gift exchange.
I love how painting on the bottom and on top gives the design such dimension.
I had to make a batch of white and dark chocolate chip cookies to put on display since they matched. What is your favorite dessert to put on display?!