Wood and mason jar cake plate • Rustic wedding keepsake

I think cake plates can be so versatile. So I decided to create one that could work past the wedding day and play a part in the new couple’s lives together in celebrating many occasions.

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarThe mason jars serve as the legs to the cake plate and can be filled with all kinds of decorations to cover a variety of holidays. Let me show you how I made this!

Here is the supply list:

  • Paneled Wood Clock
  • 3 pint sized mason jars
  • E-6000 glue
  • White, Silver and Burnt Umber acrylic paint
  • Paint brush and cosmetic sponge
  • White paint pen
  • Flower pattern stencil
  • Pencil and large plate to form circle pattern

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarThe first step is to use a plate and pencil to draw a large circle on the top of the clock. I then painted in the circle with two coats of white acrylic paint. This is the main part of the painted doily.

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarI then added some flower shapes in silver acrylic with a stencil and a cosmetic sponge.

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarThe next step was to use very watered down burnt umber acrylic paint to paint outside the white circle, the sides and the bottom of the clock base. This acts more like a wood stain and makes the details that you will add next really pop.

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarI added the rest of my painted doily with a white paint marker, creating scallops and dots on the edge of the wood piece.

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarI also added a scallop, dots and a teardrop pattern with the paint marker along the edge of the cake plate.

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarThe final step was to glue the lids of the mason jars to the bottom of the cake plate. I used E-6000 glue which will bond anything! It is super smelly, however, so do open a window. I allowed the lids to dry overnight.Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjar

Now I can screw the jars on and off and add whatever I want to the inside to create different looks! For a rustic wedding, I choose to add rice and battery tea lights for a more romantic feel.

Wedding Keepsake Cake Plate using Walnut Hollow clock base and mason jars • AtopSerenityHill.com #rusticwedding #cakeplate #masonjarThis cake plate would be wonderful for the wedding cake but I styled it as more of a dessert stand for the kids since they can never seem to wait for the cake to be cut! Now they have their own desserts ready and waiting.

This wedding keepsake can serve as a wonderful memory of the couple’s happy day every time they use it at all of the special occasions during their lives together!

Thanks for creating along with me today! You can find out more about my creative world on my blog, Atop Serenity Hill.

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Bio: My name is Consie Sindet and I live in Hunterdon County, NJ. I’ve been making a living with my painting skills for the past 15+ years. I taught decorative painting for over 10 years and also painted many murals in both private homes and businesses. I spend a large part of the summer face painting at parties and fairs. My newest obsession is with mixed media and art journaling and I am currently in the beginning stages of creating two online classes about doodling and beginner art journaling.

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