Happy Saturday everyone! I’m actually home visiting family this weekend, so I thought I’d share with you a project that I worked on this past week. On my first visit to Kenneth Volk winery, I fell in love with these cake stands they had on sale in their outdoor garden section. The stands were homemade and ridiculously cute, but were pretty basic in their construction–just a pretty plate attached to a stand. And with a price tag of $30-$50 each, they definitely weren’t in my budget to purchase. Then, when browsing Etsy one day (don’t you just love that website?) I came across another vender selling similar cake stands for around the same price. When I looked a little closer, I noticed that this seller had just used candleholders as the base for their cake stand and interesting plates for the top. Again, I didn’t wish to spend that much money on a cake stand, so I decided to make my own! I headed over to our local Cost Plus (World Market) to grab a few decently priced decorative plates and candleholders. Old antique plates and candleholders you might find at a garage sale would also be perfect.
Each plate probably took about 5 minutes of hand-on time and then a few hours to let the glue dry completely, and cost about $10-15 per finished cake stand.
Here’s the step by step process:
First, gather your materials. You’ll need a plate, a candleholder, tacky or epoxy glue, and a heavy book.
Note: You’ll need to pick a plate with as flat as a bottom as possible and a candleholder with as flat a top as possible to allow for the best attachment.
And I chose Harry Potter as my heavy book just for fun!
Next, you just take your glue and line the outer rim of the candleholder. You then place the glue-side of the candleholder in the center of the plate. Finally, place your book on top of the candleholder to help the glue adhere the plate.
I let my cake stand dry overnight just to sure, but you’ll probably be okay after a few hours. Here’s the finished product:
I love the idea of using 5 or so of these as a spring or summer centerpiece, or at a bridal or baby shower–I just need to make a few more to complete my collection!
I also love mixing the finishes and designs of the candleholders:
What do you think of DIYing cake stands?