Thursday, June 16, 2011

{Thursday's Tip} Muffin or Cake Stand

So I have known for a while now that I was going to make some cute cake stands for Lexi's birthday and they are always useful to have for other get togethers and birthdays. 

I have seen just about a bazillion cake stand tutorials online and basically all it was is: stand, plate, glue.. super easy! The hard part, is finding super cheap and super cute plates to make your cake stand out of. 

I had been on a search since January for plates... and goodwills are not cheap like they are here in Idaho at DI.. but I was still able to find me a good deal on my plates.. 

It was kind of a package deal -they had taped up the 6 plates & sold them for $6.
4 had the design below & 2 had the design above. 
 As you can see in the picture below these had been never used straight from Ross for $3.99 each with the sticker still on it! A savings of $18
 First you need to spray paint all of your plates & stands if you would like.
I chose glass candle holders from the $1 store and liked that look for 5 out of the 6 plates I am doing.

I am using all 6 stands for Lexi's Sweet Shop Birthday Party so I did 2 yellow (which also matches my kitchen), 2 pink (will be nice for lots of occassions & will be the one for lexi's & mine cakes) , 2 aqua blue (ty's bday cake)

I had two nice crystal taller (one broke) candle holders (from our wedding) that will be used for one of my main pink stands.

works perfectly for just about anything you put on a plate.

Total for 6 cake stands:
Thrifted Plates -$6
Dollar Store - Candle Holder-$5
Joanne's - Glue- $2.50 with 40% off coupon


  1. Nice! I didn't know they were that easy to make! I think I know what I'm gonna be doing soon...

  2. what a great idea! i was thinking about doing sweet shop theme for taters second birthday! i'm excited to see what ideas you have, you're so creative!


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