DIY cake stand Supplies with the Dollar Store
I went for this DIY with a plate from the dollar store and an old candle holder. This is the perfect budget craft idea for a party!
I actually wanted to DIY this cake stand last year, but I wanted to share it again, because I really like it. Vintage holiday-ish colors are my favorites, and I think the blue-and silver-work in this respect – but I could with this for a party, for the whole year.
I found this DIY dessert stand for only $1. I had everything on hand. I would love to do a series of these in the co-ordination of the pattern, so that the party table, which I don’t have to cool.
One day I'm going to a party table, and this is it! Here’s how I stand this DIY cake.
DIY cake Stand
Collect These Supplies
11" blue plate ($1 from the Dollar tree)
Mod hodgepodge Matt
FolkArt Enamel Paint – Sterling silver
candle holder (old one I had laying around the house, but the dollar store has them)
A sheet of scrapbook paper, I started with the coordinating ornaments
With clear rhinestones
Circle cutter (optional)
with this simple candle holder. It was not really doing anything except sitting around, so I decided it had to be a new life.
I took my flat paint brush painted silver with enamel color. Make sure that you show with a soft brush or the strokes in the paint. I painted several layers.
instructions will tell you to bake or to dry for many days – you can of course complete the project and allow to dry while you use it, because the base will not be exposed to whatever is damaging it.
Just be careful in the meantime! While your base is drying, move to to cut the paper.
next, I grabbed my sheet of scrapbook paper and a circle cutter. If you don't have a circle cutter, not afraid – simply turn the plate over and trace on the paper, then cut out a round shape inside the circle.
My circle was about 8" wide, so I had about 3" of the plate around the entire edge.
After I cut the circle I trimmed it with scalloped scissors. Again, you don't have to do this. Alternatives to freehand a pattern or use the punches on the edge. You can also print something from the internet as a template. How is your fashion circle is up to you.
Here’s in my first layout. I grabbed the plate and put my paper in the middle – I then used some embellishments from my stash. These sections were little scissors that came with the larger piece of paper.
Realize that I was not at the end of that center paper cutting in my last project. It is amazing how often I change my mind during a project. Feel free to change your mind at this point – you are not locked in until the elements are glued!
The next step is the compliance with the treats on the plate with your hodgepodge. Turn the center paper over and coat with a medium layer of Mod-hodgepodge. Make sure that the edges well.
you Place the paper in the center of the plate and smooth down thoroughly. If Mod smorgasbord comes from the sides, that's okay – you wipe with the brush. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
While waiting for the circle in the middle to dry, you can go ahead and your embellishments around the edge of your plate. Some Mod-smorgasbord down with the brush, and wipe the extra Mish-mash away. In order for the pieces to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
dried, is If everything for 15 – 20 minutes, coat the ENTIRE top of your DIY-cake-stand-with Mod-hodgepodge. Let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then a further layer apply. Let dry.
To hold the stand to the plate, E-6000 (or similar adhesive) around the edge of your stand. Press down on the plate and let them dry for as long as you say your self-adhesive instructions.
you will note that on the finished version of my DIY-cake-plate, I applied rhinestones to the base of the stand. Mine were self adhesive, so no glue was required.
I’m basically a psychic, I can predict your question. Can you stand the food directly to your DIY-cake? You can, but then the decoupage could be-the police would come and arrest you.
The manufacturer recommends a clear glass plate on top of the decoupaged plate – but you can break the rules, and I won’t say.
would you like to? a different option for a DIY cake plate Check out this, which David did with a thrift store pie plate! Get the tutorial here.