Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY Cake stand

This is a fun (and simple!) DIY project. I have been wanting to add patterned dishes to my kitchen's repetoire for some time. Our every day dishes are white, and our china is cream. I like having white plates, but I also like fun serving platters to liven things up.

Do you know how hard it is to find "fun" (not ugly) serving platters?

Of course, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I kept an eye out at HomeSense for some patterned plates and found this lovely one:

I paired it with this bowl (also from HomeSense):

Although I found my pieces at HomeSense, you could easily do this with vintage finds from an antique store or from a garage sale / flea market.

I cleaned both pieces, and let them dry thoroughly (I'm talking air dry for a few hours just to be sure) (1). I then used construction adhesive to join the bottom of the bowl to the bottom of the plate. I stuck some heavy books on top (who else has textbooks kicking around their basement from uni?) (2) and let the adhesive dry for 24 hours. After that I used clear silicone to seal the glue (3).






And here is the final product (you may have spied it in my cinnamon pouf post!) - a DIY patterned cake stand!






16 comments:

White Weathered Hutch, said...

What a GREAT IDEA!!! LOVE IT!!
Hmmm what plates do I have and what bowls or tea pots don't I want.
OMG! you unleashed a cake plate fanatic.

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

Love it! It's gorgeous and such a fun dose of colour.

modern jane said...

Not only do I love it but I bought a very similar plate at winners this week! They must be from the same collection! Hmm maybe I should copy you:)

Nicole said...

You are amazingly creative!

Kerry said...

I love that you used that pretty bowl for the bottom. It's so perfect. That plate is lovely! Good choice to go with some HomeSense pieces. I would like to add some fun coloured pieces to our kitchen as well... but I need some small bowls for yogurts, ice cream etc that I think I may start hunting for! :)

charmaine said...

Very pretty!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Very pretty (the cake stand and the cinnamon poufs!). Baked goods always taste so much better when they're on a pretty plate, no?

emily said...

It looks so good! I love that simple DIY! And the plate is gorgeous!

Mehmona Ruby said...

amazing , you are really creative , you have excellent , i appreciate your work .
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Mehmona Ruby said...

amazing , you are really creative , you have excellent , i appreciate your work .
Eid gifts to pakistan

Designwali said...

you killed this! looks great. I also like your pic with the management/stat books!

Designwali said...

you killed this! looks great. I also like your pic with the management/stat books!

Anna @ IHOD said...

What an awesome idea! Love the outcome friend!

Lisa - UnderthisDanforthRoof said...

So cute, and a good use for those text books :) I am in the process of getting ride of all of mine.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Pretty! I just bought epoxy today to hopefully make a stand too. I have no plates, still searching for the perfect one!

Lisa said...

I have seen this kind of idea before, but this version is really so pretty. I love that plate! Nicely done Lady!

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