Have you ever had a crafty "a-ha" moment? Mine happened on Saturday, when Kiddo and I took a spin through the Dollar Tree to find some inexpensive picture frames for an upcoming project. Right next to the frames were some display easels. Immediately, I remembered the cute crossed spoons plate stands I saw at Anthropologie during our girls' trip to New York City last summer.
Here are the supplies I used:
- Display Easel
- 2 spoons
- Hot Glue Gun
After removing all the adhesive from the spoons (which was a pain), I laid them out until I liked the way they looked. Then I glued them together with my hot glue gun.
You most definitely could use a stronger glue like gorilla glue, super glue, or E-6000, but my glue gun was most easily accessible. And it turned out to be a really good thing, since I was able to peel the glue off when I made a mistake. :)
wet-erase marker to mark the where glue should go on the easel. After gluing on the spoons, I just dabbed the marks with a damp paper towel and it came right off.
I'll admit I went a little crazy with the glue. To make sure everything stayed put, I put a dab of glue to stick the two together, and then a layer of glue over the top to seal it in. I probably used most of a glue stick just for one stand.
After making my second plate stand, I got to the work of styling it for photos. As I've mentioned a few times before, decor and styling just doesn't come naturally to me. I knew I wanted them to go on my dining room hutch, which has been empty since after Christmas (YIKES!).