I've seen other bloggers make their own cake stand with a parfait glass and a plate so I decided I'd have a go at it.
Supplies: plate, parfait glass (or candle stick, etc.), glass glue (I bought Elmer's glass and china cement)
Cost: $3.98 for the parfait glass/plate, $3.99 for the glue
I purchased two plates and two parfait glasses but have only made one cake stand so far. I wanted to make sure that I had the right glue and it worked out.
First I chose which plate and glass to use together. I placed the bottom of the glass on the center of the plate (upside down) and centered the glass.
I used masking tape to mark the center of the plate so I was sure to put the glass in the exact same place after putting glue around the rim.
I removed the glass...
and put the glue around the rim.
Then I placed the glass in the center of the plate using the masking tape as a guide. I removed the tape and cleaned up the edges of glue with a damp paper towel
(I want to add that we rarely use paper towels - we use cloth napkins and rags for most everything but we do have a roll of paper towels for some craft projects - cleaning up glue, paint spills, etc. :-)
I found something heavy and placed it on top fo the glass. I don't think this step is absolutely necessary but it can't hurt - I did it because I wanted to make sure the glass was pressed as close as it could get to the plate.
I let it dry per the drying guidelines on the glue that I purchased. Once it had dried enough I flipped it over and it looks great!
I can use this to display food when we have company and for holidays. I've also seen cake stands used to display decorative things so I might try that.
Here is a close-up of the top. You can kind of see the glue so next time I think I'll be more careful with cleaning up the edges. It doesn't really matter though - once I put food or decorative things on it no one will even see that part. :-) It might just be one of the things I notice because I made it but no one else does.