We love to make something new out of something old. So we were thrilled when Josh’s mom gave us a gift of a cookie platter she had made out of old candlesticks and discarded china.
You can find glass candlesticks of nearly every shape in size in almost any dollar store. Antique and junk shops are where odds and ends pieces of china go to spend their last days, often in the bargain bin. Save them! Save them all!! One of our clever friends saw our collection of serving trays and decided to start scrounging around her community for materials. Now she has a thriving business at the local farmer’s market selling her beautiful trays for as much as $50. That’s quite a return on her $5 worth of “raw” materials.
We’re still waiting for our commission, but she’s not budging.
Here’s how you can make your own:
We find that the more unusual the plate and the candlesticks, the better the objet turns out.
For our design we were inspired by Greek Revival architecture.
You may want to roughen the surfaces of the glass and porcelain with some fine sandpaper, then clean the pieces with soap and water.
Depending on the shape of the platter and the “stability” of the candlesticks, allow the platter to dry either standing up or flipped over onto its top. And then voila…