By Karen Jennissen
Looking to add some sparkle to your holiday dessert table? A while back, my sister and niece asked me for some ideas for the dessert table for my niece’s wedding. I cruised Pinterest for some inspiration and here are the results.
All you need are a few glass platters or plates (we chose the clear crystal look), some candlesticks and some adhesive. We found the candlesticks and plates at thrift stores, so the cost was very minimal. The adhesive was the most expensive item.
To assemble, choose a bottom plate, a candlestick and a top plate. I did a few trial run assemblies (no adhesive involved) to find out how I thought they looked best together. Once you are satisfied with the look you have put together, grab your adhesive. I used E6000 as the adhesive of choice for this project.
Next, disassemble your creation and mark the center of your plates, or you can eyeball. Place adhesive on the bottom of the candlestick and center it on top of your bottom plate. Press it down firmly. Put adhesive on the top of the candlestick, place your plate on top and press down firmly. I then placed some heavy books on top to add pressure, allowing the adhesive time to set. (I allowed 24 hours.) If you want it taller, just repeat this process.
I think they turned out great. My niece was very pleased with the results and they looked great at her wedding.
I now look forward to using them for the upcoming holidays. They will add some sparkle. I might even get some battery operated lights and place around to add a bit more sparkle and shine on them.
Would I do this again? In a heartbeat. It was fun to search for the supplies, the assembly was easy and results are fabulous. It would be fun to try for any type of themed event for which you need serving trays.
Karen Jennissen of Alexandria is a wife, mom and DIYer.