I know, I know there are a lot of these DIY tiered platters out in blogland, but I really like mine, so I wanted to share.
In fact, I actually made the one below for teacher appreciation week. The teachers got to put tickets into baskets for different items that were being raffled off. My friend happened to be running the raffle and she said this platter was a big hit with the teachers! Hmmm…possible teacher gift? You could make some cookies with your kids and wrap them up cute to put on the platter!
I’ve made a couple of different platters and I’ve definitely found my favorite stand to use in between the plates. The platter above has a small and a medium sized glass candle holder. I found them at Walmart for around $2 to $3. It is definitely the sturdiest one that I have used and is now my favorite. The plates were from Target and also between $2 to $3, which means this platter will cost you only about $10 to $15 to make yourself.
What you will need:
- 2 plates and a bowl (or 3 plates). I am always looking at the clearanced melamine plates at Target. Always cute.
- candle sticks (either wood like the ones below or my favorite, sturdy glass ones from Walmart.)
- E-6000 glue
- paint (optional for wood candle sticks)
I think the rest is pretty self-explanatory. If you have the wood candlesticks, you could paint them to match your plates. Then simply take your candle sticks and center them in the middle of the plates and glue them on. Once you have it all glued together I suggest you put a can of food on top to weight it down. Let it sit over night so that it dries really good.
The last one I made with the glass candle sticks I put rocks inside of it. It’s hard to see in the other finished platter pictures, but it’s cute!
I put the bigger candle stick on the bottom and the smaller one on the top.
Here is one I made with a solid plate on the bottom.
I can’t wait to see what the next set of melamine plates will be at Target. I already know who will be getting the next platter!