I’ve seen many different DIY cake stand ideas on Pinterest but this is actually the first time that I ever made one! What have I been waiting for? I’ve had this candlestick for YEARS and have used it in many holiday decor vignettes in my home and markets. I bought it at an estate sale for $1.00. The cheese dome I found just recently at my favorite thrift store. It was $1.99 for the top and bottom. The wood base has a few scratch marks on it and there was just a tiny chip off one edge of the dome.
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Supplies for DIY Cake Stand
- cheese dome & tray (from the thrift store)
- candlestick (from the thrift store)
- wood glue
- paint – I used Paint & Paddles, Oyster
- Americana Decor varnish
How to Make a Cake Stand
I started by cleaning all three pieces with some all-purpose cleaning spray and an old washcloth. They were pretty gross!
Then I removed the feet off the bottom of the wood base, turned it upside down, and glued the candlestick to the center. I measured just to make sure I had it directly in the middle.
Then, I let the wood glue dry overnight before painting two coats of creamy chalk-type paint. I used two coats of paint, let it dry completely, and sanded it with 320-grit sandpaper. To finish off, I covered it with a light coat of matte varnish.
Using a cake (or cookie) stand makes even simple storebought cookies look more elegant, don’t you think?
I’m using this right now but it’ll probably be in my Paris Flea Market booth next month. I’ll come back and update to let you know what it sells for.
More Thrift Store Makeovers
If you enjoyed this DIY cake stand, you might also like these:
- DIY Painted Picture Frames
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- Dollar Store DIY Cake Stands
- How to Choose a Cake Stand
- DIY Remote Control Tray
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
Originally published on February 27, 2017.