How to find/make 15 cake stands and not blow my budget!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - His grandmother's backyard

@krex:  Did you try the dollar store?  Or pinterest? 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@krex:  You could go to the dollar store/salvation army and purchase vases, candlesticks, and goblets (as long as they have an even base and top) and simply glue plates to these using E6000.  Then you could either leave them (i.e. if you found matching/complimentary items) or you could spray paint them and then finish them with an acrylic sealer or something.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I made my own, I found a beautiful China set at Goodwill (actual platinum rimmed China, that I probably should have sold instead of ruining for centerpieces lol) and I glued candlesticks from the Dollar Tree to to create the tiers. they looked awesome, and we got high a few times from the fumes of the E6000 glue.  I’ll find a pic to post. Actually, I still have them if you’re in the market!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Doing as the pp said, you can get varing heights to create a interesting table 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did a selection of 10 different flavored pies and I made a 24ish stands for $60 by finding candle holdlers or glasses and gluing them on plates. I made them different heights to make the table look better.

 

 

And here’s what they looked like on the buffet table:

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Candle sticks glued to fancy plates.  I’m sure you can find it on Pinterest or Google it.  I made one a few eyars ago.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thrift store plates and candle sticks and glue. YAY!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mammy:  What kind of glue did you use? I had my wedding already but I tried this with hot glue and it didn’t work out.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I made mine for about little over $2.50 each? I got the glass candle holder (at the bottom) for $2 at the dollar store and spray painted them black, and cut out black foam core circles and glued it to the top and took black bristol board and cut strips and used my martha stewart trim cutter to make the trim and glued it to the edge.

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@tmsing:  I did use a glue gun and all 28 of mine are holding strong. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@krex:  Sorry correction lol I actually bought white foam core from the dollarstore and used the black bristol board to cover it. I used a compass to draw a perfect circle then used a very thin sharp exacto knife (the ones for crafts not the industrial ones) and slowly cut out the circles. Then traced it onto the black bristol board and cut it out with scissors and glued it to the foam core circle 🙂

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