since it’s the season for entertaining (and i chipped a couple plates in my plate set) i decided to turn some of my old plates into a two tiered serving platter that has a bit of nature meets modernism. when i showed it to my boyfriend his first reaction was – i don’t want to eat anything that touches that stick! so, with that in mind, this can also be a nice jewelry tray, key holder, or general catch all. i am using it for mixed nuts and stashing the shells in the top tier…happy crafting! –Kate
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What You’ll Need:
1. old plates, bowls
2. branch or twigs (look for pieces that are at least and inch in diameter and relatively straight)
3. saw and mitre box (or compound mitre saw)
4. epoxy (look for the one that is quick set and dries clear)
5. epoxy applicator (popsicle stick, chop stick, skewer, etc.)
1. clean your plates very thoroughly and dry completely.
2. cut the branch cleanly on both ends at the height you desire. you should try different heights and play around with it, because once you glue there’s no going back. to check if you made clean level cuts, you should be able to balance the plates on the twigs without glue.
3. once you have your pieces, mix your epoxy and apply to the bottom of the first twig with a popsicle stick or chopstick. place in the center of the plate, press down and hold for a minute. if you feel uncertain eyeballing the center point, you can measure and mark it with a pen.
4. apply glue to the top of the first twig and set the second plates on it. hold for a minute.
5. apply glue to the second twig and place in center of second bowl. hold for a minute.
6. allow platter to sit undisturbed for 24 hours.
NOTE: this piece is most definitely hand wash only. use a damp cloth to clean the plates. the piece will be sturdy enough to carry by the sticks if you prefer though.