DIY Cake Plate Made With Pony Beads

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pony Beads (I used about 2.5 LBS)
Candlestick Holder (The Dollar Tree does have pretty nice candlestick holders that make for an even more budget conscious project)
E6000 or 9001 Glue
12" Cake Pan

1) First, I placed pony beads (you can use any color you desire. I purchased mine from Michael's & Joanne's. Joanne's actually had a better deal. FYI) in a 12" metal cake pan. If you purchase the container that I did, I used a full container & then half of the 2nd container. The reason for using so many is because you want the cake plate to be thick enough to hold your cakes & withstand the test of time. 
2) Then, I baked the beads at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes...until all the beads had completely melted. (They do not smell very pleasant, but the aroma leaves after about 30 minutes.)
3) I let this cool in the pan for about 30 minutes, then the plate will come right out of the pan. You can actually hear it popping loose from the pan in your 30 minutes cool-down period.

4) Next, I glued the plate onto a candle stick with 9001 glue.

5) Let your glue dry and ta-da you have a beautiful one-of-a-kind cake plate that will wow your family & guests.

** This is a great project to do with your friends or children. It's a quick & easy project that all are sure to love. 

I hope y'all enjoy this project as much as I did!


Lolli K said...

This is such a cute idea! I think I will need to try it out for Halloween! Thanks!

Lorraine x

Jessica Corban Ashe said...

Thanks Lolli! Tag me when you do! I want to see how it turns out :)

Anonymous said...

How did you get the effect of the clear plate? It looks like glass.
Very cool.

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