MacKenzie Childs Inspired Cake Stand DIY

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Making raisers and trays is so much fun! I am always looking for odd shape plates that I can turn into raisers , trays or cake stands. I have made so many so far so make sure to check some of those projects on my blog and YouTube channel. Today I like to have fun with awesome plate that has a nice flair on its edges. Let’s learn how to paint courtly check together. Let’s turn this plate into MacKenzie Childs inspired fluted tray cake stand diy . I have seen so many out there so its time. Shall we learn how to paint some black and white patterns. I do have some rub on transfers for this diy too. Super excited about this tray diy

This is my inspiration piece that I like to make my own with my newest finds.

Supplies needed to make MacKenzie Childs inspired tray cake stand

Steps on how to make a MacKenzie Childs Inspired fluted tray cake stand diy

As you can see my plate has a different profile then my inspiration but I will still work on my project.

My goal was to decorate center of my plate with some rub on transfers and then paint some MacKenzie Childs pattern.

Rub on transfers are so much fun to work with. They usually come on the big sheets full of different size of flowers or any designs that you can pick from depending on how big or small is your project.

Just because I wanted to concentrate on the center I decided to form a cluster out of pieces on my rub in sheet Love me my rub on transfers diy! Transfers are super easy to apply. Just rub them off on your surface and you are all set

Well I could do courtly check in black and white but simple stripes won for this project. Whole trick is to plan to have your width in pairs to accomodate 2 colors

Little bit or white acrylic paint highlights with some gold trim and my black and white pattern looks awesome. I usually like to let it dry for some time before final varnish is applied.

Make sure to check THIS WEBSITE for more Rub on transfers for your project.

MacKenzie Childs love to mix their patterns and bold colors so I am going to be bold and do it the same.. Let’s paint some courtly check on my bowl that will serve as a base to my cake tray.

Again it is all about a plan that I like to sketch with pencil before . My bowl is wider so my courtly check needs to change its size too .

Make sure to watch a video for all details how that is being plan foul proof. You will learn trick or two how to stretch your courtly check

Here is another Dollar Tree Diy of course inspired by MacKenzie Childs

Little bit of liquid gold color on the edges and under the plate to finish all off. How gorgeous is that plate already.

I love my pieces to have that high gloss look so after all dries properly Triple thick is the varnish I like to cover my work with including rub on transfer. Liquid gold already has it shine so no varnish is needed.

Napkins are fun to use when you are looking for some details . HERE is my Dollar Tree glass plate makeover diy

Make sure to check a video on this gorgeous fluted cake stand on my channel

Trays are so much fun to make Check HERE for another idea

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Suggested materials:
  • Rub on stencils   (
  • Acrylic paint
  • Bowl and plate
Agnes Chrzanowska
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  • Deborah Deborah on Aug 25, 2022

    What did you use to seal and add shine

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