I love seeing some fellow craft bloggers, and the cake stands they make from dollar store items. I thought I would make my own, but of course, since Canadian Dollar Stores totally rock, I found REALLY cool items to make cake stands from. First, they have these great glass candle holders which are very modern and funky. Then I found tart pans that I could spray paint.
However, as usual, I bought a tonne of other things at the Dollarama, and as I unpacked my bags (I happened to buy some instant tac as well), a great idea hit me which solved a major problem with cake stands. Instead of glueing the components together, use instant tac stuff to bond it together temporarily so it can be taken off and disassembled for EASY STORAGE!!!
I just put the strips of this stuff around the edge of the candle holder, and stuck it to any serving plate I had, and it sticks really well. Since this stuff is completely removeable, I could now use any candleholder, or serving tray that I had around the house, and it would not be ruined with glue.
I have a great selection of mercury glass, and milk glass. Vases, compotes and other bowls are perfect for this. You can arrange your serving table with so many heights and functions this way. The really tall candle holders will bring lots of visual height to your tablescape.
These would be great at a Halloween party!
NOTES ON PAINTING METAL PANS: The tart trays had a good non stick coating on them. I used a very gritty sandpaper to sand the shine off the non stick coating, and make sure you get into all the crevices of every wave. The paint has to be able to get a bite onto the metal. I then painted a coat of spray paint PRIMER on both top and underside. Let this fully dry. I then spray painted 2 coats of an apple green spray paint on them. Before the paint was fully cured, I tested to see if stuck properly, and I did scrape through the paint easily. However after 24 hours of proper drying/curing, it is better and I can’t scratch the paint off easily anymore.
Here are more combinations I put together. The instant tac works so well, and I love being able to take these apart and put the trays in the dishwasher. I can store them disassembled compactly in my kitchen cupboards, AND rearrange the components for whatever type of food I am serving.
Play around with the arrangement. Put the trays upside down, make a double stack, put the foot parts upside down and see how it looks. One good one is to put a small footed compote on the top to put chip or veggie dip in, and fill the tray part with the chips or veggies.
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