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

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

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

  4. Elegant and stunning!

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

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

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

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

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


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