DIY 3-Layer Plate

A couple years ago, I purchased two of these April Cornell salad plates on clearance at HomeSense.   You have seen what I did with one of them,  right HERE.  This winter I found two of the matching dinner plates at a thrift store.   

I usually have a couple of Dollarama candle holders in my “stash”, just in case…you know.   A girl has to be prepared.  😉


The first thing I did was find the middle of two of the plates. 

I glued the candle holders onto the bottom of the plates (while the plates were upside down).  I always forget about taking pictures each step of the way.  At this stage, my little project could have been complete and I would have had two beautiful raised cake plates.

However, I decided to keep going, since I had another plate that matched.  I now have a 3 layer sweet plate, or a sweet 3 layer plate 😉  that cost me about $8.  I think my bunny is hoping for carrots on that plate.  But anyone who knows me, knows the snack will be MUCH sweeter!! 

March 14, 2012 - 11:33 am

Christine @ Stonehouse Living - Hi Tanya,
Oh, this is so pretty! I love the contrast between the glass candle holder and those pretty plates.
Beautiful idea, the Bunny pitcher is just gorgeous…What a terrific savings as well. Well done! This 3 layer plate would be a lovely gift too…
All the Best,

March 14, 2012 - 12:15 pm

heather @ new house, new home, new life - What a great way of using those odd plates we have – not enough for a whole set, but want them on the table somehow. I’ll be using this idea in my own home. What kind of glue did you use?

March 14, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Kimberlee - What a pretty idea. I really like it. Your imagination astounds me. I am not crafty at all. Beautiful Tanya

March 14, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Yvonne @ StoneGable - Tanya,
You turned 3 very pretty plates into a tower of beauty! Making a treasure out of this and that makes my heart sing!
Your 3 tiered plate looks so lovely with the glass candlestick risers. I prefer the glass so much better than any metal ones!

What are you going to do with it? Fill it with Easter goodies????
Thanks for sharing how to make this beauty!

March 14, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Pamela Gordon - This is very pretty Tanya. I like those plates. Great idea. Pamela

March 14, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Norah - what a great idea!!!! Even I could do that so I forsee a trip to the dollar store!!!! Thanks!!

March 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Meg - Wow, they look so pretty!!

March 14, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Shabby chic Sandy - That looks beautiful–I love those tiered plates!

March 14, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Holly - Hi Tanya, You have inspired me to try this idea. It will give me an excuse to look for a single plate that I think is lovely but there is only one of them. Thanks for bringing some beautiful creativity into our day.

March 14, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Style Sisters - Love the plates and how they turned out as a stacked cake plate. Fabulous! come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share you ideas.

March 15, 2012 - 6:02 am

Suffia - Great idea, it turned out so pretty. Love the plates too.

March 15, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Amy Thayer - I’ve seen these done a few time. But , I have to say this is one of my favorites! Super cute!

March 15, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Bunny Jean - That turned out to be so pretty. It will be wonderful with carrots and celery sticks… or lots of sweet yummies. That bunny is darling!

Thansk for sharing at my party!

xoxo Buny Jean
Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party!

March 15, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Judy - What a great project. I love the three tiers. Those are beautiful plates you found and for such a great price. I found you via French Country Cottage. I am your latest follower. I hope you will stop by.

March 16, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Betsy - Love this idea. Now you can serve more snacks in the same amount of space:-) Sounds like a plan to me. Thanks so much for stopping by to enter my giveaway.

March 18, 2012 - 3:18 am

Laura - this is so pretty- I’ve made single plates on candlesticks before, but I’ve never stacked them- awesome idea!!

March 18, 2012 - 11:16 pm

Bronwyn - These are gorgeous plates. How lucky to find matching ones at the thrift store!

March 19, 2012 - 3:13 pm

cathy@my1929charmer - How very pretty, I like the glass and plate combination. The plates are so pretty that the 3 tiered would have to turn out great. Did you use E2000 for glue? Love that stuff. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best! PS – featuring on my Facebook page.

March 19, 2012 - 7:54 pm

Julie - Beautiful and so original :)

The Farm Girl

March 20, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Chatty Chics - Total cuteness! Love it! Great job! Thanks for all your fabulous ideas!

March 21, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Sherry - This looks great! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

March 24, 2012 - 7:07 pm

BEACH BUNGALOW - very pretty!


March 26, 2012 - 4:32 pm

About Me - Very pretty! I made two of these a few years ago and used them at our daughters weddings. I like the green plates you used to make them.

February 2, 2013 - 3:04 am

Barbwire Pretty - What a lovely idea, thanks.

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