Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Turquoise DIY Cake Stands

There are DIY cake stands all over blog land these days, and I finally made my own. This was an extremely easy, quick project. And I loved the height/interest it added to my table of yummy food for M's birthday. Yay! I think I'll be using them often.

spray paint

I picked up plates and candlesticks at a thrift store for a few pennies, Krylon spray paint in Blue Ocean Breeze, and I used E-600 adhesive I found in the junk drawer. However, have you ever read the info on the back of E-600? Yikes. I think I'm going to throw it out and find something hopefully less toxic for my next project. I waited until the boys were out for the afternoon, and then I took my project to the back of the yard to make sure none of the fumes sneaked into our house!

Put the plate face down. Glue the candlestick onto the bottom of the plate, and let it dry with something heavy sitting on top. Then with the plate still face down, spray paint the candle stick and bottom of the plate. This ensures that the top of the cake stand is still food safe. Easy!

I started out with two candlesticks the same height, but one of them ended up being crooked. And I'm glad, because I like the variety that two the different heights bring. Fun!


  1. Super cute stands! I love the turquoise.

  2. This is an incredible DIY tutorial!
    So easy and inexpensive!
    I love the blue and the different heights of these cake stands, too!

    Wishing you all the best,
    Mary (from BYW 2.0)

  3. Hi Karissa, great candlestick project and cool color choice too.

    I'll see you in BYW class,