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DIY Project: Turn Dinnerware Into a Jewelry Tray

Want to turn a few unused items into an elegant, masterfully designed DIY project? All you need are a few pieces of dinnerware and a pair of candlesticks! While you could use this creation for a mini cupcake tray or serving platter, we think it's perfect as a unique jewelry display. No one else will have a way to keep their baubles organized quite like this!
You'll need: two candlesticks, a small bowl, two differently sized plates (one large and one small) and E-6000 glue.
Note: We found an awesome set of matching plates at Target, but any set of teacup saucers or appetizer plates will work. If you don't have a pair of candlesticks, head to your local thrift store to pick up a few.
How to:
1. Add glue around the bottom of one candlestick, focusing on the candlestick edge (the part that will be touching the plate below it). Press the bottom of the candlestick down onto the center of your base plate (make sure it's the larger of the two plates).
More: https://brightnest.com/posts/diy-project-turn-dinnerware-into-a-jewelry-tray

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  • Linda Stone
    Linda Stone Inman, SC
    on Aug 15, 2013

    Very nice! I see candlesticks and plates at Goodwill all the time. I plan to make one of these for my daughter's downstairs bathroom, which has a very small vanity. Yours turned out very pretty!

  • Don
    Don Calhoun, TN
    on Nov 20, 2013


  • Linda Phillips
    Linda Phillips Jackson, MO
    on Sep 29, 2014

    I've been making these for about 2 yrs. What started out as gifts ended up as a hobby - selling them at craft fairs. Plates, saucers, bowls glued to candle sticks, vases, small goblets, even ceiling light globes. Some two or three tiered, some single plates, bowls, or saucers. Larger ones are great for cupcakes, cakes, cookies. Smaller ones for soap dishes, jewelry, pocket change, keys, make-up, etc. So much fun finding the pieces at garage sales, thrift shops, flea markets. I love to use pretty antique pieces. My business is called Up on a Pedestal - Altered Antique dishes.

    • Linda Phillips
      Linda Phillips Jackson, MO
      on Jun 2, 2015

      @Rosa Marie Sorry, I didn't see your comment until June 1. My pedestal plates are at The Vintage Marketplace Shabby Chic to Antique at 129 S. High St. in Jackson, MO. It is just down the block from the front of the courthouse. My booth is in the back room. Just ask Gina, the owner, to point you in the right direction. The shop is closed this week because Gina is on vacation. It will reopen on Sat., June 6. The hours are Tues. - Sat. 9 am - 4 pm. Hope you can come sometime. You will love this shop. She has recently expanded into the store next door and added antique and shabby chic furniture, old window and doors, and wall décor. The original part has everything from antique dishes and kitchenware, vintage jewelry, pillows, vintage linens, etc. The back rooms are vendor booths with handmade décor, local honey, dishes, my pedestal plates, vintage glassware, and much more.

  • Linda Phillips
    Linda Phillips Jackson, MO
    on Oct 21, 2014

    Sorry, no web site. Just selling local at craft shows.

  • Karla @ Small Town Rambler
    Karla @ Small Town Rambler Waynesboro, VA
    on Feb 25, 2015

    I love this...what a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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