Thursday, May 31, 2012

DIY Fluted Cake Plate

Apparently, I don't have enough cake plates.
Ha!
Well, besides my love for party planning and creating new hardware for them out of inexpensive items, who doesn't want a new $2 cake plate?  (Or less if you have these things on hand already!)

And to make things more interesting, I created a new 'fluted' cake plate.  Wanna know how?


All you need is a candlestick and a tart pan.


That's right.  Dollar store stuff!


Get yourself some heavy duty glue.  I love the Amazing Goop stuff.  They have a special 'craft' glue too.  Great stuff!


Add it to your candlestick.


And stick it onto your tart pan (with the lip facing down when the cake plate is up).


I added some weight just to be sure, but it'll work either way.


Give it a day and you've got a new cake plate.


Of course, it's not so pretty quite yet.


Prime it up and spray paint it a few coats of your favorite color.  I used white.  White goes with everything!



Never would have guessed it was once a tart pan, right!?




I love the result.  And it looks great on my red hutch!


Now go make yourself one.


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67 comments:

thisgirlcreates said... Best Blogger Tips

This is genius! So simple I love it. I'm heading to the Dollar Store this weekend to look for a tart pan. :) Thanks for the great tutorial.

Stephanie Smith said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! Thanks for the wonderful idea! I'm hitting the dollar store tonight for supplies!

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, you got excellent paint coverage. It almost looks like porcelain. Awesome idea!

Kathy Sigmon said... Best Blogger Tips

Is it food safe when you spray paint it? Which brand of paint did you use?

Kirsty, New Zealand said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute and shomething i never would have thought to do ... totally love the finished product!

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks so pretty! I love it! And never would have thought of it -so simple, but so elegant.

Hani@Craftionary said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it!

Our Pinteresting Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks beautiful! I love Dollar Store items that can be transformed! Megan

Mama Jodi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely brilliant. I need to try my hand at making cake plates since this is a huge hobby of mine. I absolutely love your idea here. Great work. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

Cynthia Renee' said... Best Blogger Tips

Stopping by from TGIF....

I am truly inspired to try to make one of these. I'm no craft person, but I bet I can pull this off! These are great Christmas gift ideas. Thanks for sharing!

WackyCyndi.blogspot.com

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Ummmm . . . I LOVE this!! Genius. Pinning.

Earning My Cape said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cool! I love it!

Danielle Wagasky said... Best Blogger Tips

Such an awesome idea! I have some pie pans I don't use. I will have to dry it out. Thanks so much for the inspiration;)

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing idea! It turned out sooo well! :)

Adena (aka cre82learn) said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!! I make my own cake stands all the time but never thought to use a tart pan upside down and I love the edged cake plates!! Can't wait to make some.

Michele said... Best Blogger Tips

How clever are you to think how to make a fluted cake stand. That is brilliant!

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the most creative homemade cake stand I have seen yet! Pinned it!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great way to make a cake stand!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing and clever and amazing and clever, love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.com

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Really neat!!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant!

Sarah Jenkins said... Best Blogger Tips

I've seen so many of these lately - but this is my favorite (and it looks super easy too!) Thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to share this project on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-3.html

Thanks so much!
Sarah
{http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cool idea! Looks great.

Sandra Lee said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea, I'll be checking out the $$ stores

Recipes We Love said... Best Blogger Tips

this is awesome! totally want to try it!

Barbara said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

Aimee said... Best Blogger Tips

great idea! So so cute. :)

Shannah @ Just Us Four said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

Kerry Fountain said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! I have been wanting to make a cake plate and a three tiered thingy (what in the world are they called- I guess it's too early in the morning for me). I could do this one! A trip to the dollar store is definitely in my future.

Charlene@APinchofJoy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Dollar Store gussied up! I've not seen tart pans there so I am obviously due to make a trip -- missing out on new inventory. Your weight looks like something I'd use too! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Girl, you did an amazing job--very creative and love the choice of the classic white to paint the "plate"!

feelincrafty said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks great! I need to make some for photo props...

Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips

Love, love, love!

creativeladyofthehouse said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a sucker for a cake plate. I must try this. I am a new Linky follower.

Evelyn said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a tall vase thats red that I really don't like but I believe it would be beautiful white. I have bought some paint and am trying it tonight:) Thanks for the idea:)

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the fluted look. I'm checking out my dollar store. I don't have a cake plate. But I think for a couple bucks, I really need to make me one. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said... Best Blogger Tips

That is brilliant!! I know I could handle this craft and I've been wanting more cake plates!

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! Now I can't wait to run out and buy a tart pan!

cheapcraftymama said... Best Blogger Tips

That is awesome- such a creative use of materials! Thanks for sharing at Pin It and Win It! I'm sharing this on FB too!

Laura, Hoosier Life Hoosier Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

Genius! I'm a cake plate addict and I'm pinning this now :)

I found you via Home Stories AtoZ

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

pinned it! thanks

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

love this idea....thanks for sharing!!!

Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

Totally clever. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
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Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

Stopping by to let you know that this post is featured on my blog today! Stop by to grab a button, if you like! :) Thanks for linking up!

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, how clever. Love this.
Thank you for super - great idea
ColleenB.

Lolly Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

You're right- would've never guessed it was tin... suuuuper creative! Featuring ya tonight :)

xoxo

Sue said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant and beautiful!

SayNotSweetAnne said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great ideas- and your results are amazing! I featured you as my personal pick on Sweet Sharing Mondays this week ;D http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-wrap-up-6/

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this such a great idea! I will definitely give this a try! :)
Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! You will be featured at tomorrow's party!!
xoxo,
Vanessa

ToSewWith Love said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my! THIS is definitely something I have to do. I have been looking for a cake stand for ages now but I just can't find one I like. With this post, you inspired me to make my own! we are featuring this today, by the way ^^)

have a fab weekend!

Hugs,
Lelanie @ to-sew-with-love.com

Simply AJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Such a great idea and it does look awesome on your red hutch (your red hutch looks awesome too!!). Saw it featured over at Lolly Jane.
AJ@queenofmynest

Joan@chocolateandmore said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this!!! Cake plates are so expensive these days and I just don't make enough cakes to justify spending $30-50 on one. I'm going to scout out my dollar store the next time I'm there and buy up all their tart pans!!! Thanks for sharing this, pinned!

DebbieDoesCreations said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Yes, white does go with everything. I HEART your red too ;) Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I just say WOW!!? This is AWESOME!! Great idea!

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Such a GREAT idea!! LOVE the white!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Kara said... Best Blogger Tips

This is awesome! I never would have guessed you started with a metal pan. Totally featuring this at Creations by Kara this week! :)

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea, so THRIFTY!!! :) Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday....you've been featured! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button and link up any other fabulous projects you have!

Hope to see you there!
Michelle @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@Joan@chocolateandmore Oh my goodness, Joan, tell me about it!! I could never spend that much on a cake plate. I've had luck finding inexpensive ones at Homesense and I've found some at the thrift store. But never for over $20!

meg said... Best Blogger Tips

what a great idea!!! just lovely :) stopping by from homemaker in heels; i'm your newest follower!
meg
megvcornwell.blogspot.com

Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE THIS!!! =)

{northern cottage} said... Best Blogger Tips

ok completely gorgeous! I'm so glad I found you - off to explore your blog!!!!!!!!

http://www.NorthernCottage.net

ross said... Best Blogger Tips

che idea fantastica! brava!!!!
un caro saluto
ross
firenze

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely love this- but I have looked at Dollar Tree and Dollar General and they don't have tart pans. Where did you find yours?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymous I found mine at a store called Dollarama. It's a Canadian dollar store, I believe. Sorry I'm not sure where else they may have them for cheap. Maybe you could check a thrift store?

Sally said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for this it's such a fab idea and much much more affordable :)

Angelina Sepulveda said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't thank you enough for posting this! You are incredibly creative, thanks for sharing. :)

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