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Someone told me that making cake stands from old mismatched plates was “very on trend” at the moment, so I did a bit of research on Google and got some brilliant results, so naturally I wanted to have a go myself.
It was therefore very fortuitous that my mum was throwing out some of her old plates, and had three mismatched blue and white plates, in three different sizes, just waiting to go to the Charity Shop, so I pleaded that I was a charity case!
Plates in hand, I needed two small glasses, so I popped into my local charity shop and couldn’t believe my luck when I found two matching pairs, priced at 10p a glass. (I got both sets, so that I have a spare pair to make another stand later on). The final item I needed some strong glue for sticking ceramics and glass which I found on the market.
I was a bit dubious that it would all stick together, but it did and I am thrilled with the results. If the idea worked, this was going to be a present, but I don’t think I can let it go! So it looks like me spending a bit of my half term holiday looking for some more plates in the charity shops of Wolverhampton.
In total this stand only cost me £1.70! Bargaintastic. I was thinking that if I did a stall at a fayre, this would make a lovely display stand for some of my bits and pieces. I can see this idea getting a bit addictive!!!