This Shabby Chic Mosaic Cake Plate is an easy craft project that repurposes a clear glass cake plate into a shabby chic cake plate with a fun vintage look. This lovely vintage cake stand would look wonderful in a coffee shop or commercial setting as well as at home.
The addition of vintage Cake Plate plates made into tiles is all you need! Well, the tiles, a clear glass cake stand, and some time!
This easy vintage craft project is perfect for anyone who likes to decorate with a vintage or shabby chic look in his or her home. Vintage china plates made into tiles are the perfect material when you want to redecorate a clear Cake Plate. Leave the cake dome or lime clear to match the base of the stand. This will really let your mosaic tile work stand out.
Working with mosaics can sound a little intimidating, but you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it really is!
To make this mosaic vintage china plate tile Cake stand you will need to spread it out over a couple days; so working over the weekend will probably work best. While you won’t be working on the craft project all day long, you do need to allow for time for materials to dry.
To Make a Mosaic Cake Stand You Will Need:
1 Cake stand (any shape, any material)
Vintage China Plates
The first step is to choose your clear glass Cake stand. Everyone will have a different size clear glass Cake stand made of different material, so I can only give you tips on how to know how to make your decorative vintage mosaic Cake stand.
The entire flat part of the Cake stand
Will be covered in tile made from vintage Plates.
Now, you need to establish the pattern or lack of pattern you want to create eon your clear glass Cake stand Base.
The first step is to take your vintage plates and put them inside of a paper bag or pillowcase. Lightly break them with a hammer until you have tons of small tile pieces. This is a great way to break up some vintage Plates that have damage on them; you bought on the cheap at a yard sale, or even reproduction vintage plates.
Now, to start applying mosaic tiles I recommend working in sections. This means, add some glue to the back of your individual tile and then place it in the correct location on the clear glass Cake stand. Cover the entire flat surface of your cake stand.
You can glue directly onto your clear glass Cake stand base whether it is glass, wood, or even some weird material from the 1960’s.
Now, once the Plate tile pieces have dried in place on the clear glass Cake stand base you can grout. Be sure to read how long your specific tile adhesive needs to dry before you grout.
You can use pre made grout or mix your own to save money.
Use a trowel to apply the grout liberally over each tile. Let it dry to a haze, then wipe a way with a sponge until clean and clear.
Now, once the grout has dried on your mosaic tiles you are finished.