Monday, March 15, 2010

a quick, sweet, (thrifty) Gift for Someone Special

So you know someone that is having a birthday. They aren't really a BIG gift person.. but you'd like to show your appreciation (I'm thinking co-worker, VT person, teacher, neighbor etc).
Find little glass plates. Find short glass candle sticks or even glass cups or bowls. They can be hiding around your house in the back of a cupboard... china closet... even an old box of glass stuff you never unpacked. You can also do it the easy way like I did, and find them at a garage sale for a quarter.
Mix and Match
set them on top of each other, upside down etc.
Try them out to see what looks best
Ah, that's a nice touch.
Using E6000 glue, run a bead around the 'base' . Glue it to the top. Let it sit for a day.

You then have a pretty showcase for a fun cupcake or muffin or tower of cookies.
again, taking the easy way out, I bought cupcakes. (would have looked better with a large Costco muffin!)
Although this is a nice small glass and the cupcake looks nice.
But I went with the round plate and put 3 cupcakes! and, um YES that cellophane has hearts on it. (it's all I had.. and after it is ripped off, no one will notice! I hope!)

5 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Cherie said...

Wow! You are a genious to put the plates onto short glass candlesticks. They looks so pretty and elegant I am sure that anyone would love to receive just that! A cupcake on the top just puts it over the top.

I could even see myself collecting these just to display. They are so pretty.

Sue said...

Another great idea, and this one is so easy. But so cute!

=)

De Hutch said...

Boy do i miss you!! I remember going by your house and could tell the season by just the little touches outside :-D

carmen said...

CUTE!

Suzanne said...

Love your idea. I've seen a lot of these made, but I love the application with your idea!