Thursday, August 6, 2009

DIY Cake stands

So it started with 2 plates, one dinner and one salad, a creamy white with a blue design, sitting all by their lonesomes at a garage sale, for sale for $2. How could I say no to these? The rest of the morning, I was on a hunt.

I had seen these highlighted on Martha and had wanted to make some ever since.

I still needed a couple of things. The best thing is, they don't exactly have to match just sort of go together. I found a white milk-glass bowl - a perfect base for the dinner plate - $0.25

Next a short, white porcelain candle stick - $0.05 - that's right a nickel.

3 garage sales,. $2.30 add some epoxy glue, dry over night - Voila!

Now what I really need is some cupcakes, or cake, or brownies, or...




Posted by Picasa

13 comments:

chicklegirl said...

What a clever idea--I love it!

cfoxes said...

Gorgeous! Love Martha!

Lorna said...

That is so cool, I can't wait to go find my own stuff and try this.

moefamily said...

What an AWEOME idea! I had a pedestal cake plate that I loved, but broke. This would be a great replacement. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jamie said...

Very cool - I have always wanted to try this! Love how yours turned out.

ade said...

too fun - I love the plates. I miss our garage selling days. What a find...I'm still smiling to myself when we hit that one garage sale with my mom...remember those fun ladies??? Help me remember what they said???...good stuff:)

Jana said...

Love it!

Joanna said...

That turned out really nice! I love the blue pattern.

aubrey said...

sooooo pretty. nice job, kristen

Rainy Day Farm said...

What a cute idea. I have always wanted to have one of those. I think I need to head to some garage sales. Thanks for the idea.
How was the blueberry farm? I REALLY wanted to go, but my back has been out and I didn't think I could pick and wrangle kids too. Maybe next time!

kawaii crafter said...

I made some miniature ones of these and posted about it on my site as well. Great minds think alike ;-)

Traci said...

too cute! love the plates~ good grief you scored on the price$$$

j. vorwaller said...

yours turned out SO pretty!! thanks for this idea - - i already bought a couple "sets" and just need to go pick up another bottle of glue... wohoo!