I had a busy week last week, but I still wanted to create a few crafty things for our home. The first thing I made was super quick and super easy to put together. I wanted to make a tiered cake plate. I've wanted one for a long time and decided to make one using a couple items I picked up at dollar tree.
I purchased a clear glass candlestick and a clear glass plate. I used some E6000 glue I had and ran a bead of the adhesive around the top of the candlestick. I glued it to the center of the underside of the plate and set our newly filled soap dispenser on top of it to act as a weight. I left it sit overnight. The glue cured completely in 24 hours and it was ready to use.
I like having it to put fresh fruits and veggies on. It is also a really versatile piece to use for entertaining. By pairing it with various dishes I have I can make it tiered for serving desserts or appetizers. Who knows? I may even put a cake on it sometime. Or cupcakes.
The other project I did was to create a fall banner for our fireplace mantle. This one was super quick and easy too. I had some twine and a package of mini craft clothespins already in my stash. I picked up this 50 piece package of leaves at the dollar store.
After cutting a piece of twine the length I needed I evenly spaced the leaves and pinned them in place with these cute little clothespins. When I was done I just used a couple pieces of tape to attach it to the mantle. How cute is this?
I used the leftover leaves to decorate the mantle and centerpiece on our table a little bit more. I think it all turned out really pretty.