DIY: Tiered Serving Platters

What a great weekend!  Lots of fun, food and spectacular fall weather! 

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At Christmas, the adults in my family do a gift exchange where the gifts can only be homemade/handcrafted.  Last year, I received a serving platter from a relative that was made from a plate, bowl and candlestick. – and I use it all the time.  

I decided to make a handful more to use for upcoming family dinners and Thanksgiving. 
I used a dessert plate, wine goblet and saucer plate that I found at an antique store.

…with a candlestick.

…with a vintage bud vase.

With this, and the one below, I used bud vases that I got from Target a handful of years ago and filled them with filberts. 

All you need are dishes and glue.  If you have any with labels, then use some Goo Gone to get those off before starting.

Use dishes you already have in your home, find at the flea market/antique stores, or get on clearance from retail stores

You can get this E 6000 glue at Fred Meyer or your local home improvement store.

Add glue and then adhere to the top piece as shown below.  Set the piece in place, lift up for a few seconds, then put it back in place (sort of like you do with wallpaper.)  Let it dry completely, then finish by adhering the bottom piece to the connecting piece. 
Let them stand for approximately 24 hours before using.  You may need to use a razor blade to gently

remove any glue that seeps out.

Once you are done, you will have collection of unique, custom serving pieces that add varied height, texture and conversation to your meal presentation. 

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

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  1. Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) says:

    Fabulous post! Great job. Yummy foods.Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. Wonderful, Shari! What a great idea! I am totally using this the next time we have Scott's family over. Did you end up using the Blue Cheese Bacon Dip this weekend?

  3. Amy of The Salvage Collection says:

    …AND you can set a beautiful buffet, too? wowza!

    leaving here quite impressed…again!!


  4. I love all of these! This is definitely a must try!!

  5. shopannies says:

    love your ideas the one I like best is the red glass one very pretty come see me at

  6. Kammy Wielenga says:

    well shucks, that's just a great idea! And it also made me extremely hungry….. :)

  7. I love all of them, but especially the green one with the vase. So pretty.

  8. Jen @ Creating with the J's says:

    Brilliant I say!!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

  9. You've created a wonderful collection of unique serving pieces. It was fascinating to see what elements you chose to put together! Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas.

  10. What an awesome way to use dishes you don't know what to do with. I love the staggered highs. Will look forward to shopping the thrift shops in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Mindie Hilton says:

    Great dishes and the food looks wonderful. I would love for you to join my weekly linky and share your tallents, fri-monday come strut your stuff.