Showing posts with label cake stands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cake stands. Show all posts

Monday, August 13, 2012

Etceteras: oh-so fancy cake stand

If you follow craft and diy blogs, then you’ve probably seen thousands of diy cake stands. The idea is so simple and brilliant. A candle holder, a plate and some glue.

Can you stand looking at just one more? Because for just a few dollars, you can pretend to be oh-so fancy! A dollar store tin party plate and glass candle holder become a “crystal and sterling” cake stand.

Add a few beads to fancy it up even more.

And since we’re pretending to be fancy, make some finger sandwiches. I used plain old white bread, cream cheese and some chives.

Sit down with your favorite tea and enjoy your little sandwiches. Or, have some friends over for high tea.

Wouldn’t these cake stands be pretty for a bridal or baby shower? Or even a wedding. They’re so easy to make. Dollar store platter and candle holder, E6000 glue and the beads from a bracelet that I no longer wear.

Thanks for looking at yet another cake stand. It was fun being fancy today!

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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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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Etceteras: halloween cake stands

I was inspired by these kirigami cut outs. They’re so pretty and each one is like a snowflake – unique. You can find these on the blog Omiyage.

I’m going to try to make some pretty flowers and snowflakes with colorful paper but in the meantime, I thought I could use this same process to make spider webs for Halloween. I used baking parchment paper to make spider web doilies to serve up Halloween treats.

The two smaller cake stands are small plates on top of candle holders. I’m sure you’ve seen this done before. Search the blogs and you’ll find some amazing cake stand creations. Just make sure you securely glue the plate to the candle holder.

For the large cake stand, I simply cut out a piece of black and white fabric with pinking shears.

Touches of color with an orange gros rain ribbon or fall candle and you have a simple Halloween treat display.

Now I need to go bake some treats to put on those empty plates.