So back in June my Mum took Elizabeth and I out for high tea, Have to say it was a really great day. If you're in Melbourne go and checkout the new Emporium and visit The Tea Salon it was lovely.
Anyway we are sitting there having a wonderful tea and my Mum says "Look at those holders, they're just old plates, someone drilled a hole in and put them together."
Which immediately had my mind ticking, so I said "I'm going to make some". Except later I decided I would like a bowl instead of three plates.
So I had these out in the garage.
I bought a diamond tipped, DRY drill bit. Most people recommend the wet ones, but I would prefer not to have an electronic drill and water, call me crazy but I don't need free electro therapy, then again it might help. I drilled a hole in the centre of each piece. Be warned though, safety google are a must and the ceramic gets burning hot.
For some stupid reason I drilled from the patterned side on this one, don't do it, it caused crazing around the hole, drill from the back.
I bought the metal holders on ebay I think they were $2, don't quote me on that, but it was around that price.
They easily screw together, each side has little foam spacers to protect the dishes.
Give her a clean, then Bob's your uncle, she's done! Really easy and very pretty.
DIY Delight or Disaster? These sell for $30, this cost me around $2, if we count the drill bit which can be used again then about $15, still half price. I'm making up a few more for Elizabeth to have High Tea parties with her friends, because let's be honest there is no better way to gossip than over a good cuppa at afternoon tea. Total Delight!!!
Thanks for reading,