I'd been looking for a great cupcake stand that I can use for any party at all, so I came up with making one with thrift store finds, like a lot of bloggers have done in the past.
First, I had to try out Gorilla Glue. This stuff is so easy to work with. I love the screw-on cap *Gorilla Glue didn't pay me to say that, by the way. I just love their stuff!
The directions say to dampen the boding surfaces. So I wet a paper towel and lightly passed over the bottom of the plates and the bottom of the candlestick. I am putting the candlesticks upside down, which gives the added benefit of leaving more space for the cupcakes on each tier.
Then I put the thin layer of glue on the candlestick bottom, and put that down on the underside of each plate. They say to use a thin layer because the glue will expand as it dries. A little goes a long way. Then I also followed the directions and used a weight to press down on the candlestick so that it would bond better. In this case my weights were kitchen pantry items. Sorry I don't own a set of flat free weights. Hahaha!
Now the waiting begins: 3-4 hours for it to set up. I decided to only glue the candlesticks to one plate, so that I can take the stand apart and store it more easily.
Here's more about the Up, Up, and Away Party:
1: Airplane Ticket Invitations
2: Pretend Passport Activity
3: Airplane Glider & Crocheted Kite Party Favors
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