Easy DIY Cake Stand (Ikea Hack)

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Want a fabulous plate to show off your home baked goods? It is so easy to make your own brilliant cake stand, just using stuff from Ikea.
Not only is the cake stand really affordable but you can make whatever design you like as long as you can find it on a paper napkin.
You don't have to use stuff from Ikea but almost everything you need is there and affordable.

You will need a glass plate, candlestick holder and paper napkin. I use a paper napkin from Ikea. However, you can get paper napkins in loads of fabulous designs like my favourite Marimekko.
For my cake stand, I used this Ikea napkin with the fish design. As the fish design was distinctive I decided to carefully cut it out.
I stuck both fishes from the paper napkin face down to the underside of the plate using a decoupage glue Mod Podge click here to see the one I used
I wanted a silver cake stand so I then covered the base of the glass plate with 2 layers of tissue paper in silver. Again I used Mod Podge for this.

Depending on what napkin you use you may just want to cover the base of the plate with tissue paper in another colour or spray paint it.

When you have finished decoupaging the glass plate, trim any overhang and seal it with a final layer of mod podge.
Next, I spray painted the candlestick base with silver paint to match.

Finally using a hot glue gun, I stuck the candlestick to the decoupaged glass plate.
Don't forget to check out my blog post for more detailed instructions.
Decoupaging with napkins is great fun. I have even decoupaged a whole bench before with Marimekko napkins click here to see it.
Claire at Pillarboxblue
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  • Patti Patti on Dec 30, 2017
    Hi Claire I really like this project. Can i use any brand of napkin or must it be the Merimekko. Are they expensive? Your bench is also magnificent. Thanks for sharing this project. Have a Happy New Year.

  • Augustine Augustine on Jan 12, 2019

    Is this food safe?

  • Anita Anita on Dec 28, 2020

    Love this idea. I assume once the modge podge dries it seals the napkin so that the plate can be “handwashed”? And I actually

    like the idea of fhe fish, as I have 2 fishermen in the house.

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