Several years ago I stumbled upon the ribbon I used for this craft and had to have it, even though I had no idea what to do with it at the time. Last year I stumbled upon a image of a tiered serving platter on Pinterest (darn you Pinterest!) and thought to myself, “I can do that!” Which brings us Halloween craft #1: Spooky 2-Tier Serving Platter.
- 2 10 inch Wilton Decorated Cake Boards OR plain cake boards + decorative paper or doilies *
- 2 glass candlesticks (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree)
- Approximately 64 inch of ribbon, lace, or fringe (or 32 inches of 2 different kinds)
- Hot glue gun
- Strait/sewing/quilting pins
* Note: Wilton sells a lot of different types of decorative doilies that you can glue onto plain cake boards. You can use scrapbook paper as well. I used Wilton Damask Doilies that were 10 for $3 at Walmart.
Step 1: If you decided to cover plain cake boards with decorative paper or doilies, you’ll need a glue stick and scissors or an X-Acto knife. If using decorative paper, lay the paper print side down on a flat surface. Place the cake board on top of the paper and trace around it. Cut out the circle and glue to the top of the cake board. Repeat with the second cake round. If using doilies, simply glue them to the top of the cake boards.
Step 2: Turn the cake boards upside down. Using a ruler, mark a dot in the center of the cake boards. On one of the cake boards, place a candlestick with the wide base in the middle of the board — use the dot to help you find the center — and trace around the base. On the other board, place the candlestick’s small top in the middle of a board and trace around it.
Step 3: Following the line you drew around the base of the candlestick, apply a generous amount of hot glue. Quickly press the candlestick base into the hot glue and press down for a minute or two. Gently turn the board right side up and set a book on top of it to ensure the hot glue bond is solid. Repeat the with other cake board. Let both boards sit for 5-10 minutes with the books on top.
Step 4: Use a straight pin to pin one end of the ribbon to the edge of the cake board. Continue running the ribbon along the edge of the board, placing a straight pin every few inches to hold the ribbon in place. Once you’re back at the beginning, overlap the ribbon by 1/4 inch and cut off the remainder. Repeat with the second board.
Step 5: Remove the straight pins and begin hot gluing the ribbon to the edge of the board, pressing the ribbon firmly against the edge as you go. Let the hot glue cool before moving on.
Step 6: The candlestick with the wide base on the bottom will be the bottom layer. Lift the second layer on top and center it. Gently trace around the base. Place a generous line of hot glue around the traced circle and firmly press the candlestick into the glue. Hold for a minute. Allow the tiered serving platter to set for 15 to 20 minutes before use.
Created by Me! : D