DIY Cake Stand

Truth is, I finished this cake stand a while ago but have been putting off sharing it – I thought I would make some sweet, pretty cupcakes to adorn it & show it’s cute functionality… but…. who am I kidding…?!

How to make;
Collect yourself some bland plates: A dinner plate, a bread & butter plate & a saucer. Originally I was going to use some cute vintage plates & leave it at that, but when it came down to it I couldn’t sacrifice their lovely brown floral goodness to being glued forever more to some sherry glasses, so I decided to go with some ugly plates & paint the whole construction.
You’ll also need two of the afore mentioned sherry glasses, your local oppy shall, I guarantee, have a plethora, some heavy duty glue – make sure it says on the pack that it’s suitable for glass & ceramics – and some enamel paint. You’ll need the grey base coat & the colour of your finished piece… red, surely…?
You know the glue is the real deal when it is kept separated….! DSCF0718
Find the centre of both your dinner plate & the bread & butter plate. Mix the glue (use a match stick) & apply it to the rim of one of your sherry glasses (if you have a larger & a smaller one, like I did, use the larger for the dinner plate) & attach carefully to the centre of your dinner plate. You don’t want to be too far off centre or your cake stand will look lopsided and perhaps be unstable. Repeat with the bread & butter plate.
When the glue is set, you can stack everything together & see how it fits. I found this part super easy – the bases of the sherry glasses fit straight & centred into the rimmed bases of the plates above. When you can see how they fit together, apply your glue to the base of the glass on the dinner plate & place the bread & butter plate on top. Repeat with your last plate & leave to dry.
Paint stand with enamel base coat. You will need 2 coats – read the instructions on your paint tin – I had to leave 16 hours between coats with mine. DSCF0763
Now for the fun, yet time consuming part – painting the colour! Again you’ll need 2 coats, with perhaps 16 hours between each. I painted the underside of the plates first, let dry, then turned over & painted the other side.
And voila! A super cake stand you can admire, whether it is filled with cakes or not.


  1. Wow! That's super cool, Vic. Loving the red!!

  2. Great job!!! Added to my list of crafting projects that may or may not ever get done.

  3. Is there no end to your talents? Very creative, love it!

  4. I love it! The colour is great. This is so much prettier than the cupcake stands you can buy everywhere at the moment and the bonus is you are upcycling! Well done!

  5. noice!!!
    now when is that scam super sale happening at your place so I can pop by to fill that cake stand :)
    hugs to you Vic, you are absolutely lovely ♥

  6. Oh WOW!!! Awesomely awesome!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  7. ello ello! Love the red. it is very you :P

    Take a peek at what we made at Brown Owls a few months ago here


    a different take on the spray painted version, but cute too.

    pps: guess what? 'chowt' is my verification word, what an awesome word!

  8. Thanks peeps!

    Alissa - I have me one of those lists!

    Cathie - *whistles inoccently* Whatever are you talking about woman...?!

    Tracey - Oooh, that's cool, but I really, really, really couldn't sacrifice such pretty crockery!! 'Chowt' sounds like somehthing a scouser would say, you know;
    Policeman; "Ello, ello, ello... what 'ave we got 'er? What are you up to sonny m'lad?"
    Scouser; "Chowt!"

    ...and wrapping you say...? *wanders off*

  9. This is Super Awesome, I so Have to make me onea these heh :D

  10. So clever and very festive, just in time for silly season fare.

  11. This is awesome! I'm linking it on my blog :)

  12. What kind of glue did you use for this project? I am concerned about the glue that I wanna use coming off in the hand wash if it's used and washed often. I want to make some of these as Christmas presents! I love how yours is red and perfect for Christmas!

  13. Thanks for the great idea - It became my first diy project. I put a bowl on the top and use it for fruit, looks great on my table :)

    I had no idea you were Aussie until last week. It's nice to find Aussie diy blogs. The US ones are great, but they get all this brilliant stuff so cheap, unlike us.

  14. This is awesome! What kind of paint did you use?


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