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First things first...I have had several inquiries about the little cookie stand that I displayed my cookies on the other day. I found the instructions via the internet (duh, where else?) and sadly, I don't remember where...if it happen to by your blog, please let me know and I will give credit where credit is due!
Let me just say that it is incredibly simple, but I will pass on a few things I learned that might make your process a little easier.
Pay close attention to the "shades" of color you are using (more on this later). I knew that I wanted mine all white with no design on the pieces. I was a busy beaver going to all the thrift stores within a 10 mile radius gathering up "white" cups, saucers, dishes, etc.! Brought them home and gave them all a good washing (one never knows "who" or "what" has eaten off these things).
So with all my pieces gathered in one spot, I started my plan of attack. I began trying different pieces together and when I thought two pieces looked good together started "building" my stand. I had gone to Home Depot and browsed the glue section...wow, so many choices! I decide on Gorilla "Super Glue", I have no idea if the regular Gorilla glues work just as well, because I did not have any to try.
Hint #1; make sure that your pieces are a good fit...in other words put them together and make sure that they don't "rock", otherwise you will not get a good seal on the two pieces. Put enough glue on the edge of one piece to form a strong hold, but too much as it will "ooze" out all over the adjoining piece.
Hint #2; When using the super glue you will have about a nano second to change your mind about where you have placed your pieces...this stuff sets FAST!
As I did each gluing I set either the book or the hand weight (sometimes both for balance) on the pieces and let them set for about 15 minutes for a good dry!
Hint #3; I chose not to do any kind of measuring or markings to get my pieces centered exactly...mainly because the only thing that I could think of to use would have been a Sharpie and then I had to worry about getting the marks off...never mind, I will just "eyeball" it! So honestly, I don't know if it is exactly centered, but I don't notice it being crooked and it doesn't tip over, so we are good to go! Just continue to build until you get the look you are after!
This thing is HEA-VY, but I will say that it feels completely sturdy when I pick it up!
Okay, so now I am ready to fill it with cookies...I take it out into my brightly lit kitchen and it was then that I noticed "it". Remember way back when I said pay close attention to your "shades" of white...well, that one piece was just screaming out at me...I know you can see it, but you are being too nice and not pointing it out to me.
I will say, it is much more noticeable with nothing on it...and I will continue to use it because I still love the look. I was out yesterday looking for more pieces for my next one however! I hope this helps...let me know if you have any questions and I will try to answer them for you! Happy building!
Anyone still with me? How about a few cookies?
These are what I call my "Pacifier Babies"...I call them that for two reasons! One is obvious of course, the little pacifiers in their mouth. I bet you can't guess the other reason. Okay, I'll just tell you...the cookie cutter is actually a Pacifier, but the first time I saw it, it just looked like a baby's head to me with little curly-Q hair on top. What do YOU think? I will say that I was not real happy with the skin color here, but I have since figured out (with the help from some of my fellow cookier's) that you just want to use a smidge of AmeriColor Copper/Fleshtone to get a good skintone!
There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!