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Monday, October 11, 2010

It's a Piece of Cake!

Okay, ready? Let's bang out the first little slice of spooky!
Today, we're going to make a Halloween cake plate that might even scare people away from the cupcakes!
You're going to need:
Three glass bowls, all semi-spherical
One glass plate
A bag of skulls
Plastic spiders
Sphagnum moss from the garden bench
...and Goop. This makes watertight seals in your projects; I use it to repair cake stands that separate from their bases too. It's handy stuff.

Flip your first bowl over and run a bead of Goop around the bottom.
Set the second bowl right side up on top of that and start filling it with moss, skulls, and a few spiders for a little extra added creepy.


Run Goop around the top rim of the bowl...
...and invert the last bowl on top of the second for a snow globe effect.
Chilling, huh?
Another bead of Goop...
...and then set the plate on top of your stack! You're done!
Allow this to dry for 24 hours.

Our little spiders were nothing more than a pack of 50 rings with the backs snipped off.
There's step one in our latest holiday vignette! We'll see you in the morning for step two!

45 comments:

Nessa said...

what a great idea! you could make these for every season.

Kim said...

This is seriously cute and could be used in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Great project. Super cute and all of those items are things I can find at the thrift stores. This is definitely going on my list of projects.
Jane

Sherri B. said...

I agree with the other ladies, this would be great for other holidays. Wouldn't it be fun to put Easter eggs and grass inside or glass balls etc..for Christmas? You are brilliant as usual!

Olivia said...

This is a great idea!
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Atelier de Charo said...

What a great idea!

Katie said...

ahhh LOVE it!!!

Michelle L. said...

Wait a minute. This is absolute genius. I can't handle such a great idea so early on a Monday. Processing...okay. Sunny, this is genius!!!

lisbonlioness said...

That is seriously cool. And stylish!
Now, gimme the cake.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Thanks a lot that you visited me and leave your sweet words.
Its really great, its inspiring...

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Hi,

Cleaver, creepy and perfect for Halloween! Teriffic.(-:

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Okay, so I'm a little late! I saw this and thought WOW! I'd love to this for Christmas...and then I see the comments, so I'm not the only one who's mind sees an idea and takes off with it! The only problem is that by the time I make it back to the Dollar Tree there won't be any clear dishes left! Thanks for the inspiration and keep those creepy ideas coming!
Sharon

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Seriously clever and creepy, you smart woman. Love your ideas.

Leslie said...

WOW! This is SO creative!!!

Carrie said...

FANTASTIC idea! Now my mind is running overtime trying to think of all the holidays I could do this for... holly for Christmas, sweethearts for Valentines Day... oh no, now I need to make one too. And possibly eat cake as well.

Thanks for linking to the Spooktacular! I'm posting it every Monday, so I'd love to have you link the rest of your projects as you roll them out. ;-)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

You so took it to another level!! Now that is fabulous!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

How I missed this yesterday, I don't know. This is awesome!! I may need to go make a dish sacrifice or two....

Suzy said...

You definitely know how to do creepy! Awesome job. Thanks for linking up to Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!

suzy

Ginger said...

Cool idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Meg said...

I'm shivering....extra creepy! Brilliant. ;)

Kendall said...

Very cool! How in the world did you come up with that awesome idea? So clever!
-Kendall
{songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

Debbie said...

HA that is cute!!~ How do you think of this stuff? It is always so much fun to come over here and see your clever creations!!~ Thanks for joining me.

Nikki said...

That is soooooooooooooo cute! Thanks so much for linking it up at gettin' crafty on hump day :)

Pam said...

Great idea. I'll go check out step 2 now.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Seriously scary!

Great idea...

Jo said...

i love this idea!!! how totally cool and how totally affordable!!!

Jingle said...

very thoughtful and inventive D post.
what a discovery to read you.
Cheers!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It looks like you are ready for Halloween!

NatureGirl said...

Get out! That is the coolest thing ever! Happy Dday..

Brenda said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

Judie said...

What a terrific idea! I have to try it!

dogsmom said...

So sad garage sale season is over around here. Clear glass bowls go on the list for next year!

Lindy @ Homemade Satisfaction said...

Oh my goodness, that's fantastic!! So clever!!

Jana said...

I LOVE this. I will have to "borrow" this idea. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That's pretty ingenious. Love it.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Creepy cool!!

Allie said...

Excellent craft and really great instruction! Loves it!
Thanks for linking up with Making It With Allie!
I hope to see you next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

AUDRA said...

That's Great!!

Jenny said...

I totally love this clever idea.

I saw the moss and you said 'serving plate' and I was just thinking 'uh oh'.

But instead your morphed this idea into something wonderful and creative and clever and non-cupcake polluting.

I enjoyed my stop here today, very much.

And I think this idea could be adapted really well to so many holidays.

Thank you for linking.

A+

Alaina said...

I like how you made your own candle holder and the skulls inside. I have used other glue for glass and it has not worked, I will have to try the goop, thanks for sharing the tip.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

This is completely awesome!! :)

Chris said...

Such a fun decor idea, and it could apply to so many other holidays, too.

Donene said...

This looks great and what a creative idea!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Now that's thinking outside the box!

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Love this & the dollar store has just these items that I need! Sweet!