DIY Cake Stand

I love throwing a parties for my little girls, and when I can, I truly enjoy making the decor myself.  When you make your own party decor, you know it’s unique and more importantly, it will suit your theme 🙂

Last year, I threw my sister a “welcome home” surprise party.  The theme was Turquoise & Gold.  Although I had quite a few things in turquoise, I didn’t have much in gold.  This is where spray paint came in very handy!  If you’re not familiar with spray paint, you’d be suprised at how easy it is to use and also at the fact that it can virtually paint anything!

I absolutely needed cake stands and knew I could easily make them myself.  A friend had once gifted my a very pretty glass cake stand, while admiring it, I realised the cake stand [looked like} an upside down wine glass with a plate glued on top.  I searched on line, and sure enough I found many DIY websites who had also had the same idea.  So, I hit my local op shop for some pretty glasses and plates.

I decided to purchase clear glass plates rather than porcelain.  This way, I would only need to pray the bottom of the plate and the colour would show through to the top, which means I can wash the cake stand after use without damaging the paint and more importantly, I don’t need to worry about any nasty chemicals getting in contact with the food.

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I also used a plate and candle holder for another stand:

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When spray painting, it is important to spray in a well ventilated area as the fumes can get quite nasty.  I spray paint outside, and provided the item(s) I’m painting a small, I spray in a box to protect from wind.

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When spraying, ensure you move the can and do not hold it in the one spot to avoid causing dripping.  Move the can in a smooth motion until all areas are evenly covered with paint.  Allow the paint to fully dry for approximately 1 – 3 hours, depending on weather conditions. 

Once dry, apply superglue to the bottom of the glass and place it directly in the centre of the underside of the plate.  I always put something with a little weight (book, etc) to ensure a secure bond.  The end result?  A gorgeous custom made cake stand!

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The cake stands looked incredibly glamorous on the day!

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Our party photographer was the lovely & talented Sibella.

I will (soon) post more on our Gold & Turquoise party 🙂

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Keep smiling 🙂