If you are on Pinterest, I am sure you have seen the many ways you can make cake stands using thrifted materials. Well, I wanted to do my own for Kalia’s first birthday party. I began hunting down materials two months before her party and gathering candlesticks and plates:
I looked for candlesticks that had cool shapes and tried to find plates with interesting edges. On a deadline, I finally bought a couple more that were not exactly what I wanted, but I love the way they turned out.
I primed, then spray painted my desired colors.
I applied Gorilla Glue* to the top edge of the candlestick to the plate then applied pressure with some heavy cookbooks. I left overnight. *UPDATE 12-3-12- I have since used liquid nails and LOVE the results. I suggest liquid nails over gorilla glue!
*I used Gorilla Glue because it is what I had around house. Gorilla glue expands as it sticks, so use caution when applying, a little goes a long way. If you are unfamiliar with Gorilla Glue, I suggest using another glue to adhere the plate and candlestick.
Spray painted stands are NOT food safe, so be sure to place a layer on the stand when putting any food. I used thin circle parchment paper that you can buy for baking- it worked perfectly!
The plates ranged in price from $.90 to $1.91 for the larger. The candlesticks were $.35-$.75 each and I found one glass cover for $.50! I would say total cost for 5 cake stands was approximately $11.00 not including the cost of spray paint. (I actually had the spray paint from other projects!)
I love them, I alternate between the white beauty above and the blue one for my favorite!
Super easy DIY and I think the results are beautiful!
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