DIY Cake Plate Stands

5 Materials
30 Minutes

These cake stands are a super easy and quick project that will look so cute in your kitchen, are a fraction of the cost of new ones and, since you are making your own DIY cake plate stand, they can be totally unique.

You can find the pieces you need at a thrift store:

  • Thrift store plate or charger
  • Candlestick holders
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Craft paint or spray paint
  • Paint brush
  • Sandpaper

Start by painting the candlestick holders. I wanted everything on two of the cake stands to be white so I painted the wooden candlestick holder and the smaller plastic one with with  Rusto-Oleum paint & primer spray paint in Heirloom White  satin finish.

Candlestick before

Let the candlestick holder dry thoroughly.

Sand the bottom of the plates and the top of the candlestick holders with 120 grit  sandpaper to give the glue something to really stick to.

Apply the  Gorilla glue to the top of the candlestick holders.

Turn the plate upside down so the bottom is facing up.

Glue the candlestick holder to the plate in the center.

Let it dry over-night.

No joke, that’s it! This cheap DIY cake stand is so easy!

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