Hiya My name is Jayne loughlin & I am so pleased to be a Guest designer on IACW ...hopefully I will get asked back too :) I am a mum of 3 girls & a Granny to a lovely Grandaughter Lexie. I am happily married to my so forgiving husband (he might get on my nerves a bit but he has to put up with my craft stash left all over the place & my little fads taking over the house even though I have a craft room :)) So hes not all that bad :)
My First passion is Scrapbooking and I have lovely crafting friends due to this passion. I also make Tiaras & Jewellery & dabble in Knitting, Fabrics, paints, Card making & just started a few new crafts .....Mosaics & Felting though i'm still experimenting with these.
Anyway enough of me I really wanted to do something different with you today and thought I would show you a few different ways of making Cake stands(see above) seeing this site always has yummy Cake recipes on. There's a Drilling method & a Non Drilling method for the scaredy cats amongst us..... ***Be aware I am new to this so if it goes wrong i'll have to show you all something else...you are learning along with me :) lol. The advantage of this is if I can do it anyone can and WE can learn from MY Mistakes
Drilling Method: You will need at least 2 Plates, China graph Pencil or marker, Scrap paper for a template, Masking Tape, China drill bit & drill,Scissors, Cake handle (got mine from on line auction site)
You need to Mark all your plates centres so draw around your plates onto paper, cut out & Fold in half & half again, Place onto your plates & mark the centre dot.
Next a vital piece of info ... Add 4 pieces of Masking Tape to the centre of the plates again (use your Template above to remark the centre dot if it isn't showing under the masking tape.
Take your drill bit and start drilling over the centre dot directly through the masking tape...this stops the drill bit slipping. If it starts getting a little hot & burning you can add a little water along the way every now & then as lubrication directly over the hole being drilled but be careful as you are using an electric drill. Keep drilling slowly until all the way through.
Do the same to the next Plates... i got a bit hooked and decided to do a saucer too !!!!
Screw the Handle pieces through the plates according to how many plates you have. Most Handles come with Rubber washers this makes for a tighter fit. You can make some little Felt ones just punch felt with a eyelet punch & trim into circles. Don't forget these wont wash though :)
There now all you have to do is fill with cakes.
Non Drilling Method: Plates, Small shot type glasses or Sundae dishes or a tea Cup, (Beads, flowers optional), Clear Araldite Glue, China graph Pencil or marker, Scissors, Paper for Template.
First you need to choose your Cup/Glass & plates make sure they 'FIT' together aren't too rocky & look appealing.
Next you have to make sure your plates are squeaky clean. Try & use a larger dinner plate for the bottom and a smaller side plate for the top. It is ideal to stick to two tiers if using this method as it will be difficult to wash if any taller. The plates do not have to. match.
Take a piece of paper and draw around each plate like in directions of drilling method above.., Cut and fold in half & half again to find the middle. Mark the centre dot out onto the bottom of your plates.
Take your glass or cup (again squeeky clean ones) Fill with anything you wish if using glass...Beads, Flowers or leave blank. You must remember that if any water gets into the glass at a later date Non colour fast Dyes might run & spoil the effect. (i saw in a mag they were using Tea Roses , This is not a great idea) Mix the Glue as described on your Glue packet & add a ring of glue around the Glass or teacup bottom rim.
Glue the Tea cup or glass onto the top largest plate ,Leave to dry.
Now add glue to the Rim of the Glass/cup that is stuck to the plate in the previous step.MAKE SURE you have glue all the way round with no gaps as you want a seal all the way around. Stick the top plate onto the gluey glass/cup. Press down and leave to Dry. There you have a quick fix for a Party :)
Hope You enjoyed this .... Very scary posting on here with so many tallented Crafters :)