For parties, it’s so lovely to have big displays of cakes, cookies, and other sweets, all on white ceramic cake stands (like the ones Martha Stewart makes each year for Macy’s, which I adore!). But what if you need a whole bunch of extra cake plates for one particular party, or if you’re limited on budget? Well, here’s how to make a cake stand… for just two bucks! That’s the magic of the dollar store and a little spray paint!

This project is courtesy of Victoria at VixenMade (who previously shared her amazing bowling theme party with us, also). To make her $2 cake stand, she started with a tart pan and a candlestick:

DIY dollar store cake stand - make this cake plate for just $2! #diy #partyideas #crafts

Then, she glued the candlestick to the tart pan using Amazing Goop brand glue.

DIY dollar store cake stand - make this cake plate for just $2! #diy #partyideas #crafts

After allowing the glue to dry, she applied white spray paint, and voila!

DIY dollar store cake stand - make this cake plate for just $2! #diy #partyideas #crafts

A brand new white cake plate! Doesn’t it look fabulous on Victoria’s red hutch?

DIY dollar store cake stand - make this cake plate for just $2! #diy #partyideas #crafts

You could make several plates with little more effort than just making the one, which is fantastic. You could make them in various heights by using different candlesticks, and you could stack them up as “double decker” stands, too. Just one word of caution: be sure to put something in between your food and the spray painted surface. Cupcakes in wrappers would be fine, but you wouldn’t want to put “unwrapped” food right on the stand. A cut out circle of wax paper would be an easy way to make the stand food-safe.

Check out the VixenMade blog for more on this project. And thanks so much to Victoria of VixenMade for sharing! (Now I’m thinking… what else can I get at the dollar store and make over with spray paint?) : )


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