At my Rainbow Birthday Party for my 5 year old twins, we served a variety of desserts on a cute rainbow colored tiered stand. I thought I'd show you a quick before and after.
Let me be perfectly clear, I completely understand that spray paint is NOT food safe. I used paper doilies as liners on the two smaller plate tiers. The bottom tier is an oval shape and I just couldn't get it to look quite right, so I just encouraged certain family members to eat those cookies. Just kidding. I just decided it wasn't that big of a deal to me and I went for it. You can decide what you're comfortable with. If I did it again, I would choose a round platter instead of an oval.
A few hints that might make this easier for you:
- Use self etching primer made for metal or glass on your ceramic or glassware
- Before applying your glue, line up your pieces and mark them with a pencil. It's easier when it's not covered with sticky glue.
- Try to find pieces that aren't super heavy. Cheaper quality dishes seemed to be lighter. You don't want the whole thing to be top-heavy.
- Be patient! This project requires a little planning ahead. I spent a lot of time waiting between coats of spray paint and letting the glue dry properly.
I gently hand washed this after the party. It seemed to hold up well. However, I don't expect it to be an heirloom piece. I spent less than $10 on thrift store items and used a lot of spray paint that I already had. So considering the cost, I feel like I've already gotten my money's worth out of it!