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Not everyone is a DIY bride.  I’m not necessarily one, although I do like to scrapbook occasionally.  Most of the time, I prefer to pay someone else to craft, which is why I love Etsy.

Nonetheless, I wanted to share this great DIY story, originally featured on Design*Sponge in mid-January.  D*S reader, Renee headed down to her local Goodwill to pick up an array of plates and candle stick holders.

Image courtesy of Weddings and Cookies

After she washed and dried all of her plates, vases and candlestick holders, she used E6000 glue to glue the vases and candlestick holders to the plates.  And, as she mentions in her original post, make sure you have a well ventilated area and give them 24+ hours to dry completely plate-side down.  To paint them, she purchased non-toxic spray paint from Lowes (in which the label said it was good for all household items*) to spray the platters and stands.

Image courtesy of Weddings and Cookies

This is not only a great project for wedding showers, but would be a great addition to a candy or dessert buffet at a wedding reception.  What sort of DIY projects have you tackled? If you would like to have your DIY wedding project featured on the blog, send me a note (brit at landlockedbride dot com)!

*To be safe, still include a piece of parchment paper or doilies under the food, unless you are able to locate a food-safe paint.


  1. those are great! I love projects that you can find older objects and re-vamp them!

  2. Ohh that is so awesome!! This little project would be wonderful for my bridal shower! I have tackled a bunch of DIY projects but have yet to post about them all. But wow, I would be honored if you posted one of my DIY projects on your site, like my Tears of Joy tissues. 🙂

  3. oh that is awesome! I think I want to do that for my next partay!!

  4. Wine glasses work really well for this if you can’t find candle sticks. They look great all sprayed white, but they look good all mismatchy too!

  5. we did something really similar with our cake/brownies stand at our wedding and it worked out really well!