Do you know how hard it is to find "fun" (not ugly) serving platters?
Of course, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I kept an eye out at HomeSense for some patterned plates and found this lovely one:
I paired it with this bowl (also from HomeSense):
Although I found my pieces at HomeSense, you could easily do this with vintage finds from an antique store or from a garage sale / flea market.
I cleaned both pieces, and let them dry thoroughly (I'm talking air dry for a few hours just to be sure) (1). I then used construction adhesive to join the bottom of the bowl to the bottom of the plate. I stuck some heavy books on top (who else has textbooks kicking around their basement from uni?) (2) and let the adhesive dry for 24 hours. After that I used clear silicone to seal the glue (3).
And here is the final product (you may have spied it in my cinnamon pouf post!) - a DIY patterned cake stand!