DIY Serving Platter (#TBCCrafters) – 07/11/2013 7


I pray everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July.  We spent the day with friends and then headed over to the local high school for the fireworks celebration.  We were worried that here in AZ, we might not get the show this year, but our awesome firemen were on the job and keeping everything safe, just in case.  How I still pray for all of the families affected in the Yarnell incident.  I pray that the fire is completely out soon and everything will go well with the services on Tuesday.  All of my wonderful AZ neighbors have been so prayerful for the people involved and it’s awesome as well as sad, to see a country come together in a time like this.  Why can’t that be more of the norm? 

For today’s craft, I wanted to make something that could be used for picnics or home entertaining and had seen something like this on FaveCrafts, but wanted to change it up and make it my own.  However you wish to make it and whatever you decide to use, can mean so many different styles, etc.  All of them helping to make the table look great!  Hope you enjoy!!

“DIY Serving Platter” Craft
Materials Needed:
  • Dinner Plate (material and shape, your choice)
  • Salad Plate (material and shape, your choice)
  • Pieces to Use As Stand (if you want), & Center
  • Glue Gun
  • & Time!!


Begin by washing and drying all of the pieces involved.  I bought mine at Dollar Tree, so they weren’t some from a yard sale that needed a lot of cleaning.

Center the piece you are using on the bottom of the dinner plate, and glue into place.


Now, center the one you are using for the center on the smaller plate, and glue into place.

When both of these are dry, glue the top plate with the middle piece attached to the center of the bottom plate.  Make sure that any extra glue is cleaned up, so that there aren’t any bubbles, or weird looking spots at the place you can see.  I usually use a Q-Tip or Popsicle stick to even it out around the edges. 


When all is dry, you’re ready to go – just arrange whatever you wish on each plate and have it out on your serving table.

It always looks best when you have different levels on the place where people get everything – no more boring flat serving table for me.  You can even do it a bit different with a bowl and plate and make a cake stand like this:

Hope you like it – please be sure to share and make a comment below. 🙂

But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” –Joshua 24:15b

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ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R

wow I love this!

Dawn Pruitt
10 years ago

Love the colors of plates you used and how you created the base. I am definitely trying this!

Jamie Tomkins
10 years ago
Reply to  Dawn Pruitt

Thanks Dawn – I just love that you can change it up however you want and it’s under $5!!

Rose Powell
10 years ago

I’m loving this, where did you find the glass pieces to make it all?

Jamie Tomkins
10 years ago
Reply to  Rose Powell

I bought almost everything at Dollar Tree – it was a small glass candy dish that I used the top for the bottom of this and then a candle stick. Cheap, easy and personal!

10 years ago

What a neat idea! I really wanted one of these for my cupcakes but I never thought of making one!

Jamie Tomkins
10 years ago
Reply to  Ellen

It sure was a lot cheaper than the ones in the store and you can make it match anything!!