Monday, November 30, 2015

Nap Time Craft: Cake Stand Tutorial

 
A few weeks ago I finally made it to the Dollar Store (after trying to go there for a good two years now - here at Fort Irwin, we live very far away from everything!). 

As I was wandering down those isles of amazingly cheap items I remembered a Pinterest post that crossed my path a few years ago and the memory of a Cake Stand with Dollar Store items popped back in my mind. 

I have been looking at those pretty cake stands ever since I started baking, but they are so incredibly expensive and this was just the perfect opportunity for me to satisfy that inner crafty monster while making something that I always wanted and without my husband coming after me for blowing the budget! 


DIY Dollar Store Cake Stand
 

Here is what you will need:
  • Dollar Store metal plates (I choose round and oval ones)
  • Dollar Store candle holders
  • Super glue
  • Spray paint
  • a bigger cardboard
total time: 20-30 min including time to dry.

Step one:
Glue the candle holders to the metal plates and let it all dry (I waited 5-10min just to be sure)

Step two:
Place them with the metal platter down and the candle holder up and give them a nice coat of spray paint (don't forget to protect your surface with the cardboard!).

I also recommend doing this outside, in the garage or at least in a very well ventilated place.
Let it all dry for about 5min.

Step three:
Turn the cake stands right side up and give the up side a good paint coat as well and let it dry.

(Repeat Step two and three if wanted until you have the coverage you like!)

Step four:
admire your super easy finished product :)


It is really a super easy craft and the best part: you can get it all done in a single nap time!



18 comments:

  1. So cute! I've always wanted to try to make these. You make it look very doable!

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  2. Nice tutorial on the cake Stand, very creative. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. How clever are you! great tutorial! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our Mm Pinterest Board! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  4. What a neat idea! I might have to give this one a try. I'm pinning for later.

    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  5. Great idea and so easy. I have made some using glass plates, but now I can rethink using some metal plates I have.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Be

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  6. This is the best! I love cake stands and I want several styles and heights, this is perfect, I am going to run to my dollar store and see what they have on hand. Thanks so much for sharing this, you made my week!!! Pinning!

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    1. it's really super easy and simple!
      Thanks for pinning <3

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  7. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  8. This is a great idea. I love our dollar store! You do make it look easy and thanks for linking up at the Let's Get Real Link Party #119.

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  9. Hi Patricia - This is such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing it with the Let's Get Real Party.

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  10. Love it, nap time craft! Those are so pretty and creative!

    You should visit our awesome link party, a link and pin-up party, two parties in one! All posts will get pinned to our group pinterest board.
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  11. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know we have * featured * this post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Have a lovely week :)

    JES @ Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

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  12. Love this! This post is a fave for Wake Up Wednesday - thanks for sharing!

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  13. That is wonderful idea, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning, tweeting and featuring on this week's blog hop.

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  14. Love this, simple and looks fantastic!!

    Thank you for sharing at Friday Frivolity!! :D Pinning and tweeting.

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  15. This is so creative! Love this beautiful, useful and frugal craft! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Stumbling and sharing :-)

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  16. Thank you everyone for all the positive feedback and all the pins of this post!
    <3

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  17. I have been looking at those pretty cake stands ever since I started baking, but they are so incredibly expensive and this was just the perfect ... icakestand.blogspot.com

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