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« on: July 06, 2011 11:04:56 PM »

Im planning a bday party for my daughter and needed a cake stand. I saw this idea online and was thrilled to try it. It is probably the easiest, fastest, cheapest craft I have ever done! I went to the thrift store to get supplies. Of course I ended up with enough to make 4 stands instead of the 1 I originally planned on lol but for only about $5-6! There was just too much to choose from. Then I went to the craft store for some epoxy for glass, I used a 50% off coupon so that cost me $2. Then just glued the pieces together! Thats it!! Now I just hope I can learn to bake by the end of the month haha.

all the finished stands

small stand

the top of it

I think this is my fave

the top piece on this one is actually plastic shhhh. I have to test this one out though and make sure its stable since the base is so tall and the plate is long.

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the lid can fit on this one too
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011 12:03:21 AM »

These are such a great idea Smiley I've seen it floating around the blogosphere.

If you like bright colours, or have a theme for the party, you can spray paint them too, that looks really effective.

I really need to head to the op shop to get some stuff for myself Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011 05:13:47 AM »

oh how lovely! i tried this with a few vintage plates (cream colored with painted flowers) and crystal candle holders in between the tiers... its so much fun!

i love the look of the crystal plates! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011 06:44:27 AM »

Love them.
And I hear you on the "learn to bake" thing!

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011 10:27:44 AM »

thanks everyone Smiley I was debating on painting them, her party is "pink lemonade" theme. But I dont know if I want to, they are so pretty already.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011 08:30:28 PM »

That is such a great idea!

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011 02:39:39 PM »

Such a simple idea, but what a dramatic effect! Very chic! I will be trolling the thrift shops (yet again) in search of materials for this project. I love them just the way they are too- they work for any occasion! I adore the cupcake stand! Thanks for the idea!
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011 06:20:44 PM »

 Grin thanks again! I hope yours turn out good too if you make some!
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011 11:13:37 PM »

love your stands!
I had a go at this a few weeks ago, and used a vase filled with shells for the middle.
It's not everyones cup of tea, but I use it as a fruit bowl/stand.

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011 11:53:40 PM »

thanks! I was thinking of putting something in 2 of the stands i got cause the bases are really vases I think, but really I was just too impatient to wait til I got something to put in there haha. I think itd be pretty to fill it with something though, colored sand would probably work good too. May try it out if I do anymore.
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