i am still in the process of inheriting things from my mom, who passed away of cancer in january of 2008, mostly the lovely household goods that she loved to collect... dishes, vases, christmas plates, and all kinds of fun decor. while it's hard sometimes to have reminders of her all around, it does make me happy to use some of the things that used to be hers. i also have a strange and inexplicable love of white dishes, so it was hard for me to let go of anything white. instead of saving the entire set of these super cute basketweave plates, i just kept two and paired them with some chunky mikasa candlestick holders. i thought if i glued them together, i could make cakeplates out of them! fun and functional!
before> two dinner plates and two candlesticks:
after> two cakeplates!
i simply glued around the edges of the candlestick with my trusty favorite hardcore glue, centered the plate on top, and then set a heavy book on top while they dried!
after i finished them, i actually stumbled across a more detailed and prettier tutorial for this project, thanks to the decor genius of design*sponge (you could add the cute painted silhouette, too!). this is such a super simple, instant gratification, easy afternoon craft. i'm loving the look of my (growing) lovely white cakeplate collection!