Thrifty DIY Thanksgiving Serving Stand
With the Thanksgiving season approaching, you will find yourself scurrying about to prepare for all of your guests. Brunches, dinners, and even evening appetizers may be some of the events you are planning, so having the perfect table décor on hand will be essential. This year, skip the fancy department store serving pieces and try making your own instead. With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own thrifty Thanksgiving serving stand perfect for serving your appetizers, desserts, or any of the other yummy treats you are making on. Take a look at how easy it is!
Fall or Thanksgiving themed plate or platter
Wide mouthed glass or vase
Epoxy or high temperature hot glue
I was able to find all of the above supplies (with the exception of the glue) at my local thrift store. Look for simple fall themed or colored dishes and vases, which you can typically find for less than a dollar or so each. Twinkle lights can be found rather inexpensively too, even at your local dollar stores for just $1 a strand.
1. Wash your glassware pieces well and dry them completely.
2. Apply some epoxy or hot glue to the underside of the vase. Press the bottom of the plate to the vase and press firmly for several seconds. You can even place a heavy book on top of it so that assists it in adhering well.
3. Allow a good hour for the piece to dry. You will now see the serving piece taking shape.
4. Arrange a cluster of twinkle lights under the glass. Plus them in and presto! Your serving piece is all ready for use!
If you don’t have a nearby outlet to plug the lights into, you can always use battery operated lights. Or, you can omit the lights altogether.
Don’t display your holiday treats on any old platter this holiday. Instead, give this thrifty Thanksgiving serving dish a try and see what you can come up with!
Written By Katie Femia, DIY & Craft Contributor