You’ve probably seen D-I-Y cake stand tutorials floating around the internet. But this was too easy to not post on this ole blog. I made them as centerpieces for the tables at my baby shower. I originally wanted floral centerpieces, but we were quoted at over $50 per arrangement per table. Mmmmm No. I said I’d make them myself. I have been wanting to make cake pops for a while, so this was my opportunity. Here’s how I did it…
I bought white plates and clear glass candlestick holders at the dollar store. Yep, $2. Sweet. I had white spray paint, frosted glass spray paint, and a fresh bottle of Loctite glue in my garage.
I set up a disposable tablecloth I dug up from my closet. Any tarp will do. Since I was using spray paint, I set this up outside. Be sure to have the tarp weighted down so wind doesn’t blow it onto wet paint.
My poor neighbors.
I set up my clear glass candlestick holders and sprayed one thin coat of frosted glass paint on each. This will ensure that the colored spray paint will stick to the glass.
Once the frosted glass paint dries, spray these down with colored paint. I used white, but these would be super fun in a bright punchy fuchsia or lime green!
I’m not sure if it was the fact that it was like 90 degrees outside or I used Krylon paint instead of my usual Valspar or Rustoleum, but the paint bubbled up on most of these.
Once these were completely dry, I applied Loctite glue to the top of the candlestick holder like this…
I grabbed my dollar store dish (that was white ceramic to start with so I didn’t have to paint it) and placed it face down on the tarp. I stuck the glued candlestick holder as close to the center of the dish as possible and set it to dry.
Let these dry over night.
I’ll show you guys the actual centerpieces with the jazzy cake pops when I post the cake pop recipe 🙂
Have you jumped on the DIY cake stand bandwagon yet?