It's still Fall, and although it is seriously hard to resist the adorable Christmas decorations that are popping up everywhere, I am determined to hold out. Now, don't ask me if I have listened to Christmas music already, because that's a whole different story! (And yes, I have. Just a little bit. Barely enough to count.)
Last week I hosted our monthly book club and it was a great chance to whip up some fall cookies. However, I wanted to have a pretty little platter to put the cookies on, and alas, I never registered for one when I got married. But, I had seen how people created cake platters out of a candlestick and a simple plate (I am sorry, I can't remember where I saw this idea, but it has been floating around!). Here is what I was able to figure out with a $2 glass plate and 88 cent candlestick from Big Lots (along with some super glue):
How cute did it turn out? It is not perfect, but when you put little cookies on top, no one is looking for the imperfections! I shamelessly used Tidy Mom's idea to create candy corn cookies, and I think they turned out so well, along with my pumpkin cookies!
All my Halloween decorations and BOO pumpkins have been put away until next year, but I think these simple fall cookies would be charming through Thanksgiving. And wait till you see what I did last Thanksgiving with a turkey cookie cutter! We can hold out, girls! We don't need to put up the Christmas lights just yet!
P.S. I had someone ask me how I made the cake stand. It was so easy! I got some super glue (anything that says it is good to use on glass). I turned the glass plate upside down, found the exact center with a ruler, and then put glue in that spot. Then I turned the candlestick upside down too, and stuck it to the plate. That's it! I gave it a full 24 hours to dry without moving it, and made sure that I cleaned up any drips before they dried. I wouldn't run this thing through the dishwasher or anything, but it seems pretty sturdy for holding little cookies and cakes!