Have you ever found an item that you absolutely fell in love with? You just knew you needed to figure out a way to use it in your home because it was that cool? That happened to me a few months ago at Michaels. I found these amazing square skull plates that I knew I had to have. However, at $5+ each I definitely couldn’t afford to buy an entire set to use for entertaining. Instead, when they went on sale for 50% off, I bought one of each style giving me three plates. The obvious solution once I had only three was to make a gorgeous and easy skull treat stand! This is so easy to make that you can whip it up the day before your Halloween party this year.
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- 3 Glass Skull Plates (from Michaels)
- 2 Clear Glass Taper Holders (from the dollar store)
Remove labels from plates and wipe down each one with a clean, damp cloth. Next do the same for your taper holders.
Once dry, glue the taper holders between the plates using E600.
- Start with the largest plate on the bottom and end with the smallest. In this case, two of the plates were the same size so I alternated between white and black.
- Flip your taper holders upside down before gluing. This allows the larger base to support (and stabilize) the plate above.
Before glue has a chance to dry, wipe the excess away from the seam using your finger or a paintbrush.
- Don’t use a cotton swab because the fibers can stick to your glue.
Allow glue to dry for 24 hours before using. Then load it up with snacks and you’re good to go.
Now you have a totally wicked-looking skull treat stand that everyone will be fawning over! If you love yours as much as I love mine don’t limit yourself using this as a treat stand. Display it all season long and make it useful.
- Set the stand on a side table to hold your keys, spare change, sunglasses, and anything else you usually drop off when you first arrive home.
- Place it in your bathroom for a festive organizational piece. Use it to hold extra toiletries, hand towels, and soap.
Make it. Use it. Show it off! If you want it to be functional for the entire autumn season, find some more generic harvest-themed plates to use with yours. Find plates that you fall in love with as hard as I fell in love with these.
If you want some more fun projects, check out our Halloween page.
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