Thursday, September 2, 2010

DIY - Cake Trays

I came across this great idea over at SweetHome. DIY blogger, Renee Elliott, tells us how to make these simple cake stands here.

I haven't tried it out yet but they look really cute from the pictures and it's a major bonus (on my new student budget) that all the materials can be purchased at the dollar store!

What you'll need:
  • Tin tray (available at Dollarama)
  • Candlestick – look for one that’s wider at the bottom and has a flat top (available at Dollarama)
  • Epoxy that can be used on metal and wood (available at your local hardware store)
  • Spray primer
  • Enamel spray paint in the colour of your choice
  • Heavy objects, like a book or small hand weight


  • Following the directions on the packaging, apply a small amount of epoxy to the top edges of your candlestick and secure to the centre of the bottom side of your tin tray.
  • Carefully place a heavy object on top of your tray and set aside to dry.
  • Once dry, coat the tray and candlestick completely with spray primer and let dry.
  • Next, spray your cake stand with enamel paint and allow it to dry.
  • Finally, add some delicious treats and you’re good to go!

Tip: To make the cake stand food-safe, place printed or coloured paper underneath all food that isn’t wrapped.

Is this a DIY project you think you'd give a try?


Via SweetHome


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