12 December 2011

DIY Cake Stands On The Cheap

My husband asked me recently why everything in our home has legs. I have this newfound love for footed accessories – hurricane vases, candle holders, apothecary jars, cloches, cake stands, and everything in between :)
I also have an everlasting love for all things cheap (and just to be totally honest, an everlasting desire for many things expensive), so I decided to make myself some cheap and simple DIY cake stands!

I’ve seen versions of this DIY project in many places, but I wanted to do mine in glass, so I shopped around for just the right parts. I picked up the perfect candle holders and plates at Value Village and the Salvation Army. 

Apparently my husband finally started catching on to the leg thing. We were out shopping when he came up with his own idea:

Love that he was inspired...unfortunately not everything looks better on a pedestal :)

To attach the pieces for my stands I used a silicone sealant. Other types of waterproof adhesive would work too, I just went with the one that didn’t have the scary skull and cross bones on it :/

Here’s the how-to: put a little ring of sealant around the top rim of the candle holder and place it on the centre of the plate bottom - so quick and ridiculously easy (except for my OCD on finding the exact centre)! 

The sealant dried pretty fast, but I left the stands overnight under a stack of heavy books for good measure.

And voila! Got myself some new cake stands that I looooove! These are great pieces to serve desserts or just fill up with pretty little accessories!  

Those charming little natural balls by the way are from Dollarama -a 5 pack for $2!

I really happy with the glass, but it turns out you can see the sealant through the top of the plate (it`s clear but a bit gloopy). But no biggie, they’ll usually be covered up :) An alternative would be to use solid plates or spray paint the whole stand - the possibilities are endless!

The plates were $1.49 and the candle holders 99¢ - a total of 5 bucks for two fabulously cheap DIY cake stands!


  1. Wonderful tutorial...and a great idea to boot! Love the natural spheres on the plate but I am really loving the chocolate covered strawberries! Major YUM!!

    Following you now!!

  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. HAHA!!! Thanks for adding some hubby humor! Great tutorial! :)

  4. THIS is all kinds of awesome! I don't own any of these and always end up borrowing 1 0r 2 from my mother when we entertain. Another project added to my DIY list. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love this, Samaa!! I have been itching to make my own cake stands, but have yet to find just the perfect base!

  6. I totally love your tutorial, but when I got to the bottom of the page, my eyes became locked on those chocolate strawberries! Looks like you're ready to entertain! I love this post LOTS!

    I'm your newest follower and would love to have you return the "love" on your next visit!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

    PS Those prices are almost obnoxious lucky duck!

  7. Assalam Alaikum
    My dear, you have done it nicely! wonderful :) I like it..All the best

  8. They look great...and chocolate strawberries look delish!!!

  9. How awesome and very creative!! Now I want the cake stands and some chocolate covered Strawberries! Thanks so much for linking to Coffee and Conversation Thursday!