DIY Cake Stands {Thoughtful Thursday}

I love baking! But surprisingly I don't own a cake stand, of any kind. Hmm, how did that happen. Anyways. I'd seen tons of cute DIY cake stands on Pinterest and when this shower came up I thought it would be the perfect time to try out a custom made colorful cake stand and several other Pinterest inspired projects!

As always I looked at pictures online but I'm terrible at following directions so I winged it and did a little tweaking to work with what I had or could get easily. Here's what I came up with.

Supplies {enough for 1 cake stand- I ended up making 4}:

  • 1 dollar tree pizza pan {preferably not warped}
  • 1 dollar tree {short} glass candle stick holder
  • 1 can of each desired color
  • Glue {E6000- great for glass!}


  • Head to the local Dollar Tree {ya know, where everything is Uno Dollar!} and snatch up your suppies then shoot on over to where ever you buy your spray paint {I did Krylon from Wal-Mart because they had the colors I needed but pic your fav}
  • Peel off the wrapping from the pizza pan and pick a place to spray away. I prefer to do a light coat on the bottom of my project 1st so then I can concentrate on the most visible part. In this case, the TOP of the pan will be the bottom of the cake stand.

  • Next spray paint your candle stick holder. I did spray inside of the holder and then the bottom but the focus will be the outside since it will be glued on the pan and sitting on the bottom but I wanted maker sure the white wouldn't be transparent.

  • Place your pan on a flat surface, find the center of your pizza pan and glue your candle stick there. This is important so it balances your cake and won't tip over. I chose to put the smaller end of the holder on the pan. Then I balanced heavy books on top of the 'bottom' of the holder to assure the glue adhered well.

  • Vuala, Cake Stand!

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  1. I have tried my hands at several DIY cake stands! They are so fun to make and I love how inexpensively they can make a whole party look fabulous! I love pink and orange together!

  2. I used plates and goblets from the Goodwill… They turned out really cute too. I have some that I have changed the color of three times now!

    • Our Goodwill in town is hit or miss. I don’t get to visit often but I’m hoping our new town will have a better one!
      I love that you change up the color! I may have to do that to mine rather than just having 2 pink and 2 orange! Great idea. THANKS!

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Super cute and a fun color combination!

  4. Marisol Puga says:

    What kind of glue did you use?


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