Crafting

DIY: Cake Stands

Cake stands are beauty to me. Not only do they serve as a vehicle for delicious desserts, but they’re multi-functional too: fruit platter, soap dish, front entryway “stuff” holder… the possibilities are endless. 


But, what is not so lovely about them are the price. At Macy’s the Martha Stewart platters start at $60 – yes, you’re buying the name “Martha Stewart” but $60 for a plate and stand? A bit much if you ask me. 


So, when I saw that my lovely friend, Barbara, had come up with an easy – and inexpensive – way to make a cake stand I was all over it. And, even better, this way allows you to customize your platters – different sizes, colors, motifs – you name it, it’s possible. 


Here’s how you do it: 

1. Visit your local thrift store, grandma’s house or garage to find old plates and candlesticks – I found a great plate and crystal-faux candlestick for $6 total at the local Goodwill. I recommend a mix and match of styles and colors. Also, while out, purchase some waterproof superglue (any craft store or Fred Meyer/QFC will have it). 

2.  Put your plate bottom side up. Apply a thin layer of glue to the rim of the candlestick and place on plate in the center. Reinforce candlestick by running glue along the outside rim too.   


3. Let candlestick dry in place for 10 minutes. 

4. Flip over and – tada- cake (or fruit) stand!
Thanks Barbara for the great tip! 
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