Easy DIY cake stands for weddings or parties and they are made with pieces that are easily found at the thrift store!
Do you love to think outside of the box when it comes to creating projects? Shopping at flea markets and thrift stores can yield a great assortment of spare parts to have on hand for your DIYs! I have worked with a lot of vintage chandeliers over the years and built up drawers full of pieces that I use often. For more on my chandeliers, I have a tutorial that you might want to check out…
” How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier ” and a photo collage of just a few below!
When I was organizing some of my old chandelier parts recently I grabbed a few for this tutorial. Some of the chandelier parts that you might look for when thrifting could be metal and some glass. I’ve had great luck finding vintage chandeliers at yard sales and generally buy the whole thing for a few dollars. I hang them on hooks in the garage and take apart when I need pieces for a creative project…like this one, easy diy cake stands for weddings or parties!
So you know what to look for, these are mostly parts that would hold chandelier crystals. They came from vintage Spanish brass chandeliers that I used to take apart to make my Mason jar chandeliers with. The pink piece below right is part of a old hanging light fixture that had a glass globe underneath. Overlook rust, as you’ll be painting and it won’t matter.
The glass pieces are called bobeches which you’ll often find on chandeliers around the socket. These are vintage and did not have the holes for hanging crystals. Those would be pretty to use in this project too!
Easy Diy Cake Stands For Weddings Or Parties
Last year I designed and hosted my daughter’s wedding reception at home. Although I don’t have photos of the cake stands we used, you can see more to inspire in my “Beautiful Affordable Wedding Reception At Home post”.
So simple…all you need are the lighting parts, some plates and glue!
- You will be gluing your bobeches on to the metal lamp part. Regular glue does not bond well and I recommend either Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive * find that HERE *or E6000 * find that HERE *. You’ll need a caulk gun if you use Liquid Nails, but I find this adhesive to be the best for the bond. Let this dry for several hours without moving.
- Once dry enough to move you can paint. I use spray paint and honestly whatever I have left from previous projects. As always, spray painting should be done in a well ventilated area or outdoors.
- You can choose to glue your plates on to these new stands that you’ve created, or not! I don’t have thrifted plates in my stash at the moment so I used plates that I didn’t want to glue. The stands should be sturdy enough where a cake will sit nicely without an issue, even when slicing.
This easy diy cake stand is my favorite with it’s flirty leggy look. Guest always love these cake stands and are amazed when you explain what they are!
This one is made from the hanging pendant lamp part that is pictured above. Yes, you certainly can purchase beautiful and utilitarian cake stands at the store, but these are much more interesting and fun!
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