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DIY Thrift Store Cake Stand

by - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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You've probably seen this type of project on many other blogs but I wanted to share my version. I love finding new uses for thrift store finds. I hope you enjoy this easy and pretty DIY cake stand!

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How to make a DIY Cake Stand

This DIY project is super simple and a great project for a beginner DIYer. All it requires is two simple items: a plate and candlestick holder from the thrift shop.

Step 1: Gather your items


I wanted to be a bit more decorative with mine so I found two plates with floral appliques and little cutouts. I taped over the holes so that when I turned over the plates to paint them, paint wouldn't get on the surface area and I could still use them to serve food.

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Step 2: Paint them


I picked a pink gloss spraypaint that would work on both ceramic (the plates) and glass (the candlestick holders). Give the items at least two even coats and allow them to dry in between coats.

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Step 3: Glue items together


Once the paint had dried, I used a two-part epoxy to glue the the candle holder to the underside of the plates. Keep the plates upside down and allow them to dry overnight.

Then I picked up the dried cakestands... and promptly hit one of them against our granite countertop, causing the glass base to shatter :( Guess I'll just have to go thrifting again and find another candlestick holder :)

So here's the lone cakestand in action, holding a lonely butter tart.

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Don't worry, I put the butter tart out of its misery right after I took this photo :)

Have you made one of these thrifted cakestands? If I had the room to store them, I'd make lots more of all different sizes. You could even use teacup plates to make individual cupcake plates.

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