(Closed) What do you ladies think of this DIY pedestal bowl idea??

posted 5 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What do you think of this DIY idea?
    Great! They will look lovely and you can't beat the price. : (6 votes)
    75 %
    Find another option. I don't think they'll look *anything* like the inspiration photo. : (0 votes)
    Forget it all together. : (0 votes)
    Other (please explain!) : (2 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I read the other day that if you add glue to paint, the effect is frosted when it dries.  Good luck…it sounds like a lot of work.  I think you should price out the cost of the original ones, and then add a labor cost to the DIY ones, and determine which is cheapest in the end.

    Post # 4
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    5557 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It to me actually kind of looks like some kind of stemware like a wine glass or something, you might look for that at thrift stores. Like sherbet glasses maybe?. 

     

    Post # 5
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    6209 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    @peachacid:  +1. But if they’re really expensive, it should be worth it!

    Post # 7
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    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @multinational:  You don’t have to mix the entire pot of paint with glue to try it…just dab some onto a palate and mix it there…  

    I would buy the supplies you need, and try one, and then post the result here before you go on.  Then people will be able tell you what they think.  It will also give you a good idea of how much effort will go into making it.

     

    Also I’d never heard of people taking flowers from a wedding.  Is that a thing? 

    Post # 10
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    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If you’re going to DIY them, check your local goodwill too! I’m diy-ing cake stands (for desserts) using that also! We went to goodwill to check out what they have…TONS of glassware. 

    I did some Halloween decor that way and its super easy. Just make sure you glue before you paint 🙂 and if you’re planing to put water in them, you’ll have to take extra measures to make sure it’s water proof (not sure what that is) 

    Anyone who is doing that for food just make sure you put something protective down so the food doesn’t touch the paint 🙂

    Post # 12
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    45386 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Be sure to glue the bowl to the candlestick before you paint.E 6000 is one type of silicone glue.

    I second the suggestion to go to the thrift stores. Their shelves are full of odd candlesticks and glass bowls.

    Post # 13
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    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Btw I used spray paint. Super easy and effective! 

    Post # 14
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    5557 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I used some antique (like 1920’s) sherbet glasses like those in part of my centerpieces as cake stands so holding up a glass plate and like 8 cupcakes and they had no issues! My grandma had a whole set she.let me use but before I had gone to goodwill and found a bunch of similar glasses for a buck or two a piece, some even for fifty cents!

    Post # 15
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    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve been making some cake stands for my wedding using the candle stick/plate method and it has worked out well. We are doing a cake buffett so I needed about 5-6 cake stands and refused to pay $40-$50 a piece. I made one using the candle stick holder from Dollar Tree (which you have pictured) and then I purchased a 3.00 glass plate from the thrift store. Voila. Now I have to figure out if I want to paint it!

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