Published on August 13th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain8
Colorful and Cute Dollar Store Cake Stands
There are two things I love in my crafting – color and spray paint. I love bright colors, and when I started pulling out paint cans at the store, the mix of these colors made me so happy! They are bright and festive.
One day shopping at the dollar store, (yep, always a little something or other I need to pick up from there), I was looking at these candle plates. I put one together with a candle stick and just thought it would be a super super cute little project. So, I present to you colorful and cute dollar store cake stands.
I think one of the things I like best about this project, aside from how colorful they are together, is that these aren’t limited to just one use. I mean, yes, they are adorable for many party ideas. You could pile cakes and cupcakes up on them, using a doily to keep the food items off the painted surface, or just cupcake liners and plates. You could add containers filled with rainbow colored candy onto them, to raise them up off the table and give your table a tablescape. (varying heights of items) to really put the punch into your party.
How about using them for candle holders- I mean, that’s what they were intended for, right?
A cell phone holder. A cute place to put your phone on the charger and add a touch of whimsey to your bedroom.
A jewelry holder. If you plan your outfits out, what a pretty place to hold your next days jewelry, or a resting place to hold what was today’s jewelry.
They really are quite easy to make. You are going to need silicone, which will act as your adhesive. The candle plates and candle sticks, and spray paint.
Add a couple nice dollops of the glue to the top of the candle stick.
Place your candle plate on top, and line it up into the middle of the candle plate as evenly as you can. The plate has three knobby feet you can use to help you find a center point.
Now’s the hard part. You need to let it dry for a couple days, maybe more if it’s super humid out.
Now that they are dry, find a good spray painting spot, and put the plate on a piece of old cardboard. I don’t recommend any particular kind of paint. I used Rustoleum, which says it can be quickly reapplied after just a couple hours. I ended up with a funky crackled look for a couple of my plates. Nothing I found ugly or bad enough to replace my plates. But if you are looking for super smooth paint, maybe not the brand to go to. Although the colors are fab!
Let them dry, turn upside down and coat again and they are done when they are dry!
Two Dollar plates! how cute and thrifty is that. Hey – you could even use small plates that you find at the thrift store and get these cheaper!