Valentines Day Crafts – DIY Cupcake Stand

What do you get when you cross a tube of E-6000, a couple of vintage plates, a wooden pepper shaker (“P” is for Palmer, too!) and an old pink lamp?

A cutie pie cupcake stand, of course!

After much trial and error, I discovered that E-6000 (available at craft stores) is the best stuff when it comes to gluing things like this together.

And you definitely want to have some really flat, hopefully wide, surfaces to work with so the glue has a lot to hold to. I used a 4″ round piece of flat craft wood from Hobby Lobby on the underside of my big Pyrex plate instead of just gluing the lamp directly to the plate. It was a big, fat DIY FAIL when I tried gluing the lamp to the plate seemed to help create a more secure bond.

So if you happen to be out and about this weekend, and you come across a sweet little selection of vintage dishes that you think might look great glued together- go for it! Just make sure you pick up some of that E-6000 stuff before you head back home- ha!

(PS- Thanks to EGC for supplying the yummy cupcakes for this project!)

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  1. susan beaty says

    oh im tellin you trial and error. i made a couple out of OLD AND BEAUTIFUL plates. used gorilla glue. i had lots of bubbles, and glue that expanded out. too bad i cant redo. thanks sooooo much for the info. really appreciate it. sue

  2. Vicky B says

    Layla, Love this!!! I use “The Amazing Goop” it comes in a purple tube (the regular kind, not the one for plumbing) and it works awesome too. Just lightly sand the glass/etc on both pieces before you glue and it holds forever, even outside in Indiana weather!

  3. says

    It’s beautiful! Love the mix, love that glue too! I’ve used it in a similar way and I used it to glue some tile pieces back on the sink at the dock and it has held for going on 8 months!

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing the round wood tip. I don’t think I would have thought of that. Love the cake stand. Especially the pepper shaker. Your creativity is coming alive with these Valentine’s Day project. It’s nice to see your passion shine through the post.

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