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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

$3.00 (or free) cake stand - DIY

This entry will be short and sweet as I am feeling under the weather.  Weird saying....who is ever over the weather?  Ok, anyway, back to blogging.  I was decorating for a small shin dig at my work the other day and wanted to use cake stands for a cute display of cupcakes.  I sure didn't want to spend $20 bucks for a cake stand so I decided to make my own.  This DIY is super duper easy...........in fact, it's cake! Pun totally intended.

Hit up your dollar store for the following items....or use your own random bits around the house to make it for free.

Turn the glass upside down so the bottom is now the top, add super glue (or epoxy) to the top (what used to be the bottom), center the plate over the glue and secure.  Let dry per instructions and there you have it, your very own homemade $3 dollar (or free) cake stand!  You can also do this with a white dish, using a white bowl as the bottom.  It'll look clean and contemporary.  A tip, the taller the glass the smaller the plate should be as you don't want it to topple over.  Another tip, if your dollar store has it, use an ice cream dish (instead of a glass) like the one below.  It adds some curvature and looks phenom.

Well, that wasn't that short but it sure was sweet. 

- Tina

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