5 Minute DIY | Candlestick Cake Stands

After all the cakes we've been making around here lately, we realized we were in need of a few more cake stands.  Ends up, they're super expensive, so we headed out to our local craft store to find something cheap, cheerful and hopefully a project we could make really really fast.  The result, two candlestick stands, two wooden plaques, a glue gun and a little paint later, we have ourselves a couple of cake stands! And pink too!

It's almost embarassing how easy this project is, but like we've said before with easy projects, in case you were wondering, here's how we made ours!

You will need:
wooden candlesticks
wooden plaques

a little sandpaper
paint or wood finish 

How to make it:

Step 1: To start, give the wood a little sanding to soften any rough edges and wipe off with a damp cloth.  Place the candlestick in the centre of the wooden plaque.  If you aren't sure if it's centred you can measure using a ruler.

Step 2:  Glue the top of the candlestick to the bottom of the plaque.  Let stand to dry.  A minute or so.

Note:  At this point you could just leave it and protect it with a sealant.  It's beautiful just the way it is.  If you wish to paint, continue through to the next step.

Step 3:  Start to paint by beginning underneath the plaque and then painting up the pedestal of the candlestick.  Flip so that it is sitting standing up and continue to paint the top and edges.

And that's it! So fast and super easy! And under $20!

Jan Halvarson


Abdul Mupit said...

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Shereen de Rousseau said...

super cute. Can I ask where you purchased the candlesticks and plaques?

Adriana Robles said...

I love the color you chose! It brings out so much.<3


Coco Cake Land said...

total cuteness! i love the vibrant colour, and the idea that you can custom-make them all by yourself - hmmm i have that exact Martha craft paint kicking around ... ! xo

Jan Halvarson said...

Shereen - from Michael's

Jan Halvarson said...

Coco Cake Land - Thanks Lyndsay - yes you should totally make them!

Jan Halvarson said...

Adi - thank you!

Shereen de Rousseau said...

Thanks Jan. This is my weekend project!!!