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Topic: UPDATED WITH MY PICS >>Want to use my favor boxes as centerpieces  (Read 3427 times)
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lovelyislacey
« on: October 24, 2006 10:48:37 AM »

UPDATEI ended up using a brown squareish bowl and a light blue squarish plate. I hot glued them together and that was that. Nobody knew they were plates and bowls they were asking where i got my cute little cake plates. It ended up costing £2 per 'cake plate' Anyway let me know what you think.








I like the idea of using my favors as centerpieces (saves me money on flowers) I like the look of a cake place like in the pics below but was wondering if there are any other ideas since cake plates can  be a bit costly. Any ideas on how to recreat the cake plate look?






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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006 11:07:12 AM »

Get clear glass plates (you can find them for $1 or so) and cheap glass vases (likesaid, $1 also) and glue the plate on top of the upturned cup or vase.

Bingo, $2 cake 'plates'.  With presents on top, they will look perfect!  If your gluing is messy, just put a doily on top of the plate (under the boxes) so you can't see it.  Tongue

You can use glass candleholders as well..

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006 11:15:26 AM »

another idea could be a small terracot flower pot turned upside down with a larger terracota flowerpot tray over that...then you could paint the terracotta, glue flowers, fabric, etc to them, tie a bow around them, the choices are endless.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2006 11:20:02 AM »

Thanks for the ideas I really loved this idea but i was wondering if it actually was going to save me some cash since i cant seem to find any cheap cake plates .
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006 11:27:20 AM »

some florists may rent out flower pots, etc. another supper cheap idea could be to buy paper cups and plates....if you cut the cup shorter and put the plate over that and hot glue it should work if your favors arnt to heavy.  also check a party supply store....the ones i looked at for my wedding had cheap plastic cake trays for a few $
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2006 11:53:38 AM »

I love your idea of using the favors as the centerpiece!! Hmm, as for making some inexpensive holders how about a glass plate glued to an inverted glass bowl? Or plastic?
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2006 03:00:16 PM »

what about those cheap plastic martini glasses for the bottom, then glue one of those plastic disposable plates and spraypaint the whole thing silver/chrome
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006 10:34:41 AM »

I've been mulling over this idea myself, and advise the following:

If you are near an Ikea they have glass cake plates for $9.99 apiece - that's the cheapest I've seen for new.

Or I also second OriginalYouth's idea - scour local thrift stores, goodwill, salvation army, etc. and you'll find tons of cheap glassware that you can mix & match. If you want a coordinated look Target sells sets of 12 glass plates and bowls for $19.99, which is a good deal. And I've seen suitable glass candlesticks & vases at Michaels & other craft stores for dirt cheap.

Good luck!

ps: the second picture in your post looks like it is a glass plate inverted onto a small glass bowl - so that should work well.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006 01:16:06 PM »

I think I am going to go with the plate on top of an upside down bowl idea. I found perfect plate and bowls. I'll post more pics when I make my sample up. Thanks for all the help guys Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2006 10:39:47 PM »

what about those cheap plastic martini glasses for the bottom, then glue one of those plastic disposable plates and spraypaint the whole thing silver/chrome

What a fantastic idea!  We're getting married in a small ceremony with 27 guests in two weeks and I'm just now getting to the stage where I'm thinking of this!!!  I know, I know.  So not organised.

Anyhow, thankyou heaps for the great 'cakestand' suggestion.

I'll use that one Smiley
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