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DIY :: Cake Stand

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I love cake stands. I find myself drawn to them in a way that borders on unhealthy. If I had my way (and unlimited storage and funds) I would dedicate one entire wall of shelves to cake stands. Strange, I know. Problem is, they are generally a tad bit out of my budget in regards to justifying to the household the need for one. I’ve learned, over the years, to take these opportunities as motivation to become creative. A few simple steps with some objects I already had…and voila! My own (new) cake stand!

First, you will need:

hot glue gun and glue sticks, a base and a plate.

For this project, I used a small thrifted bowl and a thrifted vintage plate.

Turn the base and plate upside down and make sure they are clean and dry.

Apply a thin circle of glue around the edge of the base and a larger dollop in the center. Since my base and plate were not completely flat surfaces that were going to meet, I needed enough glue to fill out the gap and yet not too much that it ran out the sides.

Press the base into the center of the back of the plate and hold for a minute. It will dry pretty quickly and the key is to let it sit for awhile before using it.

Voila! Easy as pie (or cake. Whatever.)

I am using mine for an accent piece in my entry. This is the table where we dump our keys, glasses, mail, etc. I wanted something pretty to hold the leftover blooms from Mother’s Day so that I could see their prettiness right when I walk in.

I have to admit, I love it. And I get such a distinct satisfaction out of repurposing things I’ve already got around the house and mixing it up so that there is a freshness in my home. It makes me feel so productive, you know?

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