Thursday, August 9, 2012

Guest Post by Ashley


I visited our local goodwill for a plate and candlestick holder, which I got for a whopping $1.90! I chose a plate with a wider 'brim' so that it would be easier to write on, but really any plate will do! Also, make sure that your chalkboard paint will adhere to glass (most do), and same goes for the epoxy. 



Step 1: After you wash and dry the plate and candlestick thoroughly, spread the epoxy on the base of the candlestick holder. I'm notorious for gluing my fingers together so be careful!


Step 2: Center the candlestick holder on the plate (no one wants a wobbly cake stand!) and place some heavy books on top to seal.  Let dry for 2-3 hours.


Step 3: After the glue is dry, spray with chalkboard paint. Be sure to spray from about a foot away and use short strokes to avoid running. My plate took 3 or 4 coats for a good finish.


Voila! A lovely little at home cake stand to pretty up any party! Note: For glass surfaces, make sure your chalk's edges are dull to prevent scratching off the paint. Also, use a piece of wax paper under your food for easy clean up.


--Ashley, from The Uniqueness of Being



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