I've been seeing all kinds of homemade cake stands. They can be made from different materials, different shapes,different colors etc.
This past week I made my very first cake stand. I was in a Dollar Store when I spotted a candle holder and I thought I'd finally open my mind about DIY cake stands and try it myself, my next stop Michael's Craft Store. I found some nice wood board type things there, I was looking for a flat round surface and I found a wooden round piece that was about $4, next isle spray paint and finish. I decided to go with Robin's Egg color and Glossy Clear Finish-both as spray.Reason I wanted to add extra protective layer is to prevent cake stand "injury"
Lightly sand rough parts of the wood board
Paint with a primer
Spray with Robin's Egg Color Spray-at least 2 coats
Spray with Clear Finish Spray- glossy-2 coats
Spray with Robin's Egg Color Spray-3 coats
Spray with Clear Finish Spray-glossy-2coats
Once Both parts are prepared and dried.
Turn the wood board upside down, make a mark in the center and align candle holder in the middle. Glue(Gorilla Glue) candle holder onto the back of the wood board. Put some weight on the candle holder and let dry overnight.
I've already used my cake stand twice. I think I'm hooked.
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