Thursday, February 16, 2012

Etceteras: capiz shell tidbit stand

Even though it’s the middle of February, the beach, warm days, shells, starfish and coral are on my mind. I can’t wait for warmer days!


I found these capiz shell plates at the dollar store and bought four of them. They’re decorative pieces so my plan was to use them as d├ęcor and for projects. Now I'm thinking I need to go back and get some more of them. Even though you can't eat off of the, they would look pretty under a soup bowl. Definitely need to get more.


The first project that came to mind was a cake stand or tidbit stand. I know the blogosphere has inspired us with just about every type of plate and candle holder combination imaginable but there’s always room for one more. 


I used a plain frosted glass candle holder and added mother of pearl shells to complement the beachy-shell look. The shells already had holes in them {they were upcycled from a pair of sandals} so I strung them onto embroidery thread and which I wrapped around the stem. 


The plate and candle holder are held together with E-6000 glue. 


 
 
DIY cake stands or tidbit stands are so fun to make. I would love to know who actually came up with the original brilliant idea.


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Carolyn

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8 comments:

  1. so beautiful! I am ready for the beach :)

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  2. That is so unique - love the stand and your adorable embellishment! Jewelry for the table!

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  3. You are right! There is room for one more! Yours is one of the cutest I have seen :)

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  4. Elegant and stunning!


    Hope you'll link up to my new link party!


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    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  5. Gorgeous Carolyn! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  6. Carolyn, leave it to you to come up with the most original and sophisticated cake stand tutorial ever!

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  7. Beautiful! My sister has bags of capiz shells and wasn't sure what to do with them all. So creative!!

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  8. This is beautiful! You would have never known that it came from the dollar store.

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