Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Trash to Treasure Project for Junk Potluck & Charity Auction

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Why this crazy configuration of a coffee cup on an upside down saucer? Cuz it's drying, silly! I was making a project for the 2nd Annual Junkologie Junk Potluck, which is held in conjunction with Junkologie Blog Party 2010 at Oronoco Gold Rush Days in Oronoco, MN. On Friday, Aug 20, from 4:30-6:30 pm, these beauties will be part of a trash-to-treasure tablescape as junkers and bloggers bring their dishes to pass served up on their Trash to Treasure projects! I can't wait to see them all! Here's how to make this easy peasy project!


What you'll need:
Dishes (These were out of the FREE box at a garage sale! The gold is perfect for autumn!)
Norton Sanding Bug from Rockler
Gorilla Glue Super Glue

STEP 1: Gather your supplies.
STEP 2: Lightly sand the surfaces where the glue will be applied.

STEP 3: Wipe sanded areas lightly with a cloth to remove any dust.
STEP 4: Apply the glue to one of the surfaces (shown: the bottom of a cup).

STEP 5: Adhere the glued bottom of the cup to the bottom of a saucer/plate.
STEP 6: Repeat process as necessary depending upon the number of dishes you have.
STEP 7: Let dry thoroughly. I let them sit overnight to be sure.

I wanted to use all the dishes, so I came up with 4 different configurations.

Arranged and stacked at different levels, these will create an interesting tablescape. Soup's on!

As part of the Junk Potluck, this project will be donated to the Trash to Treasure Charity Auction coming up August 27, in St. Charles, MN. It is their 7th year that the event has been planned and hosted by the Pfarkel Sisters of Junk {re}defined. All net proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Rochester Post-Bulletin just posted a great article on the event.

I created and am donating this project in honor of my friend, Cher, The Texas Woman. She is the epitome of survivorship and kinship. Love ya, Cher!

Hey, you! Yeah, you! I've got some quick questions for you!
  1. Want to join us at Junkologie Blog Party 2010 in Oronoco, MN, on Aug 20?
  2. Want to participate in the Junk Potluck on Aug 20? (Prizes awarded for top projects!)
  3. Can't attend but want to post your Trash to Treasure Junk Potluck project and be eligible for prizes at home? (Linky available at starting Thu, Aug 19.)
  4. Want to attend and/or donate a project to the Trash to Treasure Charity Auction?
If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, then get the details here
Email me at if you have questions!!


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  1. Now this is just too clever. What a great idea to have elevated serving pieces. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  2. Oh, I am so glad to be able to comment. I have had a blog and could look at everyone else but I couldn't comment. Thanks for coming by my blog and I look forward to many visit. I love everything you do. Judy

  3. amy,
    this is SO clever! i love the footed pieces using the coffee unique and FREE!

    judi ;)

  4. Fabulous Amy! I love this treatment. That Gorilla Glue holds anything. I hope my piece arrive sin one piece! Or that you brought some Gorilla Glue to fix it (ha, ha!). Wish I could be there.

  5. Great pieces! Love the different levels too! Very cool!!

  6. Love this project!

  7. Dianna@DecorMadeSimple

    I like making pedestals from dishes, great way to decorate a buffet table.


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