How and How Long:
Approximate project time: It takes about 3 days, including drying time.
- To start, you will want to go to your local Goodwill or Value Village
and pick out a selection of plates, saucers and cups and vases. Take the
time to try stacking them on each other in different ways so you can
get varying heights and have varying sizes.
- Start gluing the pieces together. Again, remember to make sure none are
top heavy and that the bottoms of the plates and the glasses fit
together well. To glue my plates and glasses together, I used a glue
called WeldBond. With the WeldBond, you need to put a coat of glue on both pieces of the
display stand and let it sit for about 5 minutes BEFORE you press the
two pieces together. It will be totally dry after 24-36 hours depending on how much glue you used.
- Take your stands outside and set them in a flat place with some
cardboard below to protect your grass/ driveway/ patio from the spray
- Using short, small bursts, cover the display stands with a thin coat of
paint. A thin coat will probably not cover any designs on the plates or
cups, so plan to put 2-3 coats of paint on them.
- Once you have totally dry displays, you are ready to set them up and show off your product!
- For full project instructions, see http://sundayafternoonhousewife.com/how-to-make-upcycled-display-stands-from-old-cups-and-saucers/.