DIY Cake Stands Made from Thrift Store Plates and Candle Sticks

Article Posted By: Liz Stanley

DIY Cake Stands

I love the idea of having a huge selection of fancy cake stands to entertain with during the holidays, but I really don’t use them enough throughout the year to rationalize buying a whole collection. They can be pretty expensive!

I thought it might be fun to create my own DIY cake stands with simple thrifted materials and a little help from Rust-Oleum Gold Metallic Spray Paint and Primer. For only a couple dollars each, these festive cake stands are perfect for your holiday parties, and year round.

DIY Holiday Cake Stands

Here’s how I did it…

Step 1

Find some plain white plates, candlesticks or vases at your local thrift store. Try to find candlesticks or vases that have a wide base or top to glue a plate onto (we found that some of them were best flipped upside down).

DIY Holiday Cake Stands


Step 2

Spray paint the candlesticks or vases gold with Rust-Oleum Gold Metallic Paint. Since it’s a paint and primer in one, you only need one coat to get the gorgeous rich gold color.

DIY Holiday Cake Stands


Step 3

After the stands are dry, squeeze E6000 glue on the edges of the stand.

DIY Holiday Cake Stands


Step 4

Stick the plate on top of the cake stand with the glue. Press firmly to hold and wait an hour or two before trying to move them.

DIY Holiday Cake Stands

DIY Holiday Cake Stands

Once the glue has set, decorate your DIY cake stands with your favorite treats and decor for your holiday party!

Liz Stanley writes about stylish and crafty living on her blog Say Yes.

Take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog, and browse The Home Depot’s online Paint Department for Rust-Oleum and other paint products.

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