Pedestal Serving Tray

It’s time for the May Creative Crafts Blog Hop

Our talented group is hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather

Thank you Sara!

Welcome friends, readers, and visitors from

creative Allyson from Southern Sunflowers

You will find the links to all of the crafters and the end of this post

I recently learned about an amazing product

from one of my good friends, very talented Mary

It acts like glue to securely hold ceramic, glass, and china pieces together

but it is removable!

You can use it to make a pedestal serving tray for a special occasion

and then take it apart and use the pieces for other things~

The possibilities are endless!

I collected pieces from one of my favorite dishware sets,

Villa della Luna by Pfaltzgraff

Then I started stacking pieces,

securing them with the putty to build a unique tiered tray

Tear off a piece of putty and massage it with your fingers

to make it pliable

Place it on the bottom of what you want to secure

Press down firmly and twist a little

which forms kind of a suction

Let it set overnight for best adhesion

To remove putty

hold item at the base and top and twist while gently pulling

Putty pieces can be used again

I placed the coffee mug upside down on the charger plate

with the putty on the inside edge of mug in several places

so you wouldn’t see it

and then more putty and a dinner plate with putty on the bottom

Next I added the bowl upside down,

again the putty is on the inside edges

Next the salad plate

Then a mini sherbet dish {not Pflatzgraff but a matching color}

And a small bread and butter plate on top

I love to use tiered trays for serving appetizers, desserts, and small bites

They can be used on the table or they are great for buffets

With museum putty you can make one to match your tablescape!

I also made a pedestal serving tray with my Seashell dishes,

“Coquille” by Fitz & Floyd

and a shell embellished charger I made a long time ago

For this one I stacked the pieces before securing to try out different looks

For the first one

I used the ceramic cups upside down between the plates

Then I swapped them for the sherbet dishes

Upside down

Then right side up!

Create a wonderful serving pedestal tray

from things you already have~

You can see this can lead to endless possibilities!

The museum putty, Quake Hold is available on Amazon here

Next up on the hop is

amazing Gail from Purple Hues and Me DIY Coiled Rope Shoulder Bag

You can visit all the creative crafters on the links below

All posts will be live at 7am EST

Decorate and More with Tip DIY Patriotic Star Door Hanger

Life as a Leo Wife Seaside Serenity: Crafting Your Own Coastal Farmhouse Lantern!

Southern Sunflowers Dollar Tree Stencil Craft on Canvas

The Painted Apron Pedestal Serving Tray

Purple Hues and Me DIY Coiled Rope Shoulder Bag

My Thrift Store Addiction Blah to Blue-tiful Birdie Upcycle for the Garden

Blue Sky at HomeHow to Make a DIY Patriotic Pillow

Birdz of a Feather Homemade Gift for Dad

The Apple Street Cottage Easy Painted Rocks

Patina and Paint Re-cycled Patriotic Sign

Thank you so much for your visit!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party 

Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Full Plate Thursday / Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

48 Responses to “Pedestal Serving Tray”
  1. Mary says:

    Isn’t Quake Hold a fun product Jenna? I love how you mixed and matched your patterns for severing trays, especially your Coquille Fitz & Floyd and sherbet glasses! Thanks so much for the shout out. Happy Thursday ♥

  2. Love this idea, in all its versions Jenna! My mind is already mentally dong an inventory of my dishes…

  3. Nancy says:

    How fun is this! And quite beautiful! What a great product to know about. I may give this a go when I get to Pennsylvania! Thank you!

  4. Pam says:

    Jenna, what a fabulous idea. The pedestal is beautiful and great as a serving piece for one of your celebrations or parties. Thanks for sharing this lovely DIY! Happy Thursday!

  5. sarator says:

    This sure put a smile on my face Jenna! So fun and colourful – and practical too! I think Mary and you may just start a run on Quake hold – now I want to try it too!

  6. Such a great idea! I love that seashell one too.

  7. You gave me a great tip with the Museum Hold. I’m going to look for that.
    All the pedestals you shared are unique and pretty. I love them all and loved the different dish collections you used for each of them. Beautifully done my friend.

  8. This is fun, Jenna. And I’m glad you told us about the Quake Hold. Many a time I could use that!

  9. Cecilia says:

    Oh my goodness, Jenna–these are fabulous! Your shell pedestal is just gorgeous! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  10. Ann says:

    I’m familiar with museum putty but never thought to use it this way, Jenna. Great idea!

  11. Gail Griffin says:

    I always enjoy seeing what creative ideas you have to share, Jenna! I love all the different ways to make pedestal serving trays! All of them are so cool and quite interesting! I had heard years ago that museums used Quake Hold but I wasn’t into crafting then and forgot about it until now. It would certainly come in handy for a lot of craft projects. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Wow – that’s excellent! I’m definitely trying that museum putty! What an endless supply of trays and lots of other things too. Brilliant!

  13. Tammy says:

    This is a brilliant idea! I love all the trays but the first one is my favorite. I will definitely give this a try!

  14. lghiggins says:

    Brilliant post! Quake Hold sounds like Plasti-tak, which I mainly use to hold papers, on steroids. This sounds like a great product and thanks for showing so many ways to make trays.

  15. I’m so excited. This is like LEGOS FOR LADIES!!!

  16. BinduBindu says:

    I didn’t knwo about the putty. what a wonderful material!

  17. Bindu says:

    You made beautiful pedestals trays

  18. NikiLEOwife says:

    This is fantastic! I absolutely love the coastal tray you made. It matches my summer decor & new rug perfectly. I’m going to have to get me some of this putty. It looks amazing! Pinned!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

  19. This is a great DIY project! I have heard of museum putty, never thought it could work to create such loveliness!

  20. Kathy A says:

    I hate the wasted space that tiered trays take up; your Quake Hold is a fantastic solution. And precious vintage plates aren’t damaged! Really enjoyed this post!

  21. Kitty says:

    They’re all so fun and practical, Jenna! I need to get some of that putty. I remember Mary mentioning it too, and I’d forgotten about it. Thank you!

  22. Kim says:

    This is just so cool Jenna! I remember when Mary posted this although could not for the life of me remember the name of it so I am glad my memory has been jogged. I love all your tiers and the Coquille plates are gorgeous! As you say, endless possibilities. Thank you for sharing!!

  23. What a fun project! I love all three variations of your pedestal trays. The dishes for the seashell one are gorgeous!

  24. These look great. I love serving trays for afternoon tea. I made some once but used the wrong glue. I need to try again 🙂

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