DIY {cakestands}

I haven’t disappeared…we just returned from spending time with family for Christmas. I have a ton of pictures, but haven’t even begun to get them off my camera and onto the computer. I thought I’d share one of the Christmas gifts I made this year. I posted a link to this idea before Christmas and I’ve heard several of you made these as well. It is so easy and addicting….they are so fast and it was fun searching for plates I thought people would like….

You will need:


Plate, platter, bowl, etc.

A base that is wide enough to make the stand stable

Books for weight

Step one: Wash and dry the plate and base

Step two: Find the center of the bottom of your plate and mark it

Step three: Mix your epoxy and apply a thin layer to the base

Step four: Attach the two, turn upside down and use books for a little weight

They dry in about 5 minutes and are ready for use. I bought candlestick holders from Hobby Lobby for my base and plates from Southern Hospitality on Main St. in BA.

For those wondering, yes one of the bases is an old coffee can. That is the one I made for myself. No one else likes it, but I do and it is in my house so that is all that matters to me. When I showed my mom she smiled and said it looks like something I would like….:)

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  • Mandy - I just noticed that I picked the same flowered plate for two of the stands that I made and paired it with the exact same base. Thanks for the idea, my mom loved it!! In fact the second flowered plate is going to be a gift for one of her friends.

  • Lesley - very cute! mine has fudge on it right now

  • jesse - Love it, I am totally going to give that a go! Glad to see a post, I have been missing reading! Happy New Year!

  • yvonne - I somehow over looked this idea for Christmas…..but it’s great for birthdays & mother’s day as well!!! Thanks for the tip!

  • Sandy - Thanks for the cake stand, I love it (mine is the flower plate). It looks great on the table and I can’t wait to bake a cake and use it. You come up with the neatest stuff.

  • Heidi - Just made one after hitting up the after Christmas sales. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Paper Dolls for Boys - I think the old coffee can is genius. So happy to have found your blog via AT.

  • Julia - Genius.

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  • Brooke Hoover - I LOVE the coffee can idea ! I am originally from Louisiana and obsessed with Cafe Du Monde coffee tins so now you’ve inspired me of an amazing way to use them! Thanks for your creativity – I have a crafty friend who was looking for affordable cakestands for a tea party – better yet – we can Make them!

  • Vivien Jordan - THIS DIY IS GODSEND! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m posting your doily runner tomorrow on my blog. I’m so thankful I came across your site…although I can’t remember how exactly. Maybe it was through the Love.Obsess.Inspire blog? Hmm…

  • Jessica Cudzilo - You are brilliant! I have had so much fun perusing your site tonight. I must go to bed! Thank you for giving me such inspiration! xo!

  • Kimberly - LOVE IT! I plan on making one this weekend, topping it off with some yummy treats, and it’ll be the perfect housewarming gift for my friend! Not sure how I found this blog, but you’re awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Pilar - i just discovered your blog and i love it. congratulations.

  • Linda - fun tutorial…thank you! The coffee can plate is my favorite too…I love old tins! Happy New Year!

  • Judy - I love this idea! So creative! I can’t wait to search the flea markets and thrift stores for just the right combinations.
    Not sure how I stumbled on your blog, but so glad I did!

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  • Merciful Blessings - Hi!!! As a NEWBIE BLOGGER navigationg around the www can be a bit overwhelming BUT your page allowed me to slow down, relax, and enjoy a lil’ reading… I totally LUV do it yourself projects, even though I don’t get to them as often as I’d like :/. But of them all, your Coffee Can CakeStand got me… it is being linked to my FB && Twitter as soon as this comment posts – I TOTALLY LUV IT!!!

    Mercy of MB_WOO.MOM
    XoXo~Bless Up Always~XoXo

  • Susan P - I like your coffee can cake stand….unique & fun
    thanks for your great ideas, photos and posts…glad I found you. God Bless

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