I’ve mentioned many times that I love, love, love Museum Putty, and that it keeps my knick-knacks in place and makes sure they don’t crack me on the head during earthquakes.
It’s also handy to make temporary pedestal plates.
Why make a temporary pedestal plate? Well, they can be expensive to buy, difficult to store and there are times I just need one for a day or two. Making a temporary one just makes sense, especially as we go into the holiday season with big dinners, buffet tables and lots of treats to set out…. What I need in November and December is a pain to store come January.
Take a sturdy pillar style candle stick and place four wads of Museum Putty around the edge of the candle holder.
Flip over the candlestick, center it on the bottom of your plate and press it firmly to secure. In this case, I actually used one of my everyday dishes.
Toss a cloche on top. (Preferably a cloche you picked up at Goodwill for $2…)
Maybe add a bunch of pears that need to ripen.
Ta-Da. It’s kind of pretty, it’s cheap, it’s food-safe, and it’s temporary.