>Simple DIY 2-Tier Stand

>I have officially completed my first post-moving project…and it feels GREAT! 

It’s a really simple project that ANYONE can do!  It’s also thrifty…but I’m guessing you already knew that if you knew me at all 😉

Start out with some plates you like.  You can do round, square, anything really!  I just liked the look of these rectangular plates I got from Ross.  And at $3.99 each, it was a good deal!

Now, if you look at the picture above, you might notice something above the price tag.  Oh yes, that obnoxious ridge that serves no real purpose, that I didn’t realize was there until I took a picture of the price tag.  Dang it, just my luck!  I was planning on using 2 clear candlesticks for this project, BUT they wouldn’t fit over that ridge!  On to plan B…

I went through my “stash”…and found a cup I had bought at the thrift store for 50 cents.  It was already filled with some clear “marbles”, and I decided to leave them in there.  Although the ridge was driving me nuts, it did come in handy when I wanted to center the cup on the plate.

I used this glue from Lowes, which is supposed to be one of the better glues for glueing glass

I then simply glued a dollar store candlestick on upside down (so the wider edge could go over that ridge), and once I found the middle of the plate…I glued the two tiers together!  And now I have a simple and classy display for a work get-together today!

Then I got out the IKEA curtain that I just bought and had a fun little photo shoot:

This is definitely not a *new* idea – but it’s the first time I’ve made one!  I really like how it turned out!!

Cost Breakdown:
Plates: $7.98 (for 2)
Glass: Free for me (from my stash)…originally $1.50 for both
Glue: $2.97

Total Cost: $10.95

 I also made these amazing lasagna cups to put on my new stand:

Be sure to check out the recipe (and beautiful pictures!) here

And one more picture…just to show you how silly my dog is – sometimes he likes to sit like a human:

Oh Buckley, I love you so much! 🙂

I’ll be linking up…

Comments
14 Responses to “>Simple DIY 2-Tier Stand”
  1. Desiree says:

    >Wow, I love it! Looks really classy! You inspired me to make one. And I have the plates already. I can't wait to make mine.

  2. >What a cute stand!! Congrats on the move.And those lasagne cups look so yummy!

  3. >Love the stand. Love the recipe. A D O R E the dog!!!!!!

  4. >turned out great! nice improve there. that's a really random bump out haha

  5. Anonymous says:

    >I haven't tried this either, but I so am now! Walmart has some super cool square plates that I think I'll need to buy! Thanks for the inspiration and the weird dog pic! lol-MonicaReal Housewives(For some reason we can't comment on anyone's blog with our normal account. GRRR.. 🙂

  6. >Looks great! I had that problem with the darn ridge before! 😦 lol I have yet to make anything post move. Hopefully soon! And my pooch sits like that too! lol Thanks for linking up this week!

  7. Tonya says:

    >Very cute!! Those lasagna cups look Amazing!! And your dog is hilarious! 🙂

  8. Samantha says:

    >LOVE this! I've made a few now too, and it's just such a good idea, I love seeing all the 'versions' of what folks come up with! Great look!

  9. Michelle says:

    >This is a fabulous idea! Would you please come link it up at my Delicately Constructed Fridays? I would really appreciate it!!Have a great weekend!!Michellewww.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

  10. >Such a good idea and it turned out great! I've seen those Lasagna Cups on KevinandAmanda and they look amazing! (found you via Tatertots and Jello)

  11. c.w.frosting says:

    >Pretty & best of all thrifty! I like that you can put food directly on your tiers, unlike the spray painted versions =)-caroline @ c.w.frosting

  12. CraftyMummy says:

    >It looks lovely and so easy. The lasagna cups look yummy too so I'm off to check them out next!

  13. >This is very pretty! I love a good thrifty project. I have a pair of glass candlesticks leftover from another project…maybe I will try something like this. Thanks for sharing!Popping over from Dittle Dattle. Following you now!

  14. >What a fun piece, Christina! I'm sure it will really come in handy for entertaining. And I knew from the start that silly old ridge wouldn't outsmart you! lolThanks for linking to the party. ;)Have a terrific weekend!Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottagehttp://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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