Saturday, April 27, 2013

How to make a personalized DIY cake stand or cookie tray

It has been a very productive day and I'm currently on a DIY roll..so here goes another!

I hit up thrift stores today and came home with these two gems ugly things with the intention of making what turned out to be a $5 cake stand -- the cost of the candle stick and the plate combined (I already had the rest of the supplies.)



Here's how it went from a candle holder and plate to a cute cake stand or cookie tray...

I used the incredibly strong Epoxy glue to attach the two pieces.  It's heavy duty glue and it worked perfectly -- after about 30 minutes it was dry and ready to be spray painted.

I went with navy blue because I had it on hand and it would match my dishes. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, I decided to personalize the cake stand. 

I used stickers to write the saying and made sure they were all stuck down really well.

As you can see I am not the best speller because I actually spelled "sneaked" incorrectly.  Of course, did I catch this before I spray painted? NO! But, I did catch it in time that I was able to peel the "E" off and use a little bit of nail polish remover to scrub it out.  Then I put the "A" in the spot and spray painted that spot again.  It actually worked pretty well...but obviously I didn't win too many spelling bee's in my day.

Once it was all dry, I started peeling off the letters using the tip of a steak
knife.  This was actually the hardest part as some of the paint didn't want to stay where it was supposed to.  Or was it because I was impatient and peeling before it was completely dry? Hmm...

And here's the finished product. What do you think? I especially like it because it matches the rest of my dishes, too!

For the record...my husband says he doesn't "get it"? Probably because he always eats the last one!




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