Make a Vintage Cake Stand from Secondhand Stuff

vintage cake stands

Christina shows us how to make the prettiest vintage cake stands from secondhand items that, when put together, look like a very upscale (code for 'expensive') serving piece. (Don't they look like they could be in a Martha magazine?) If you're as smitten as I with the idea, here's what we'll need to make one (the construction reminds me of my garden decor post from earlier this week):      


  • vintage plate
  • glass candlestick
  • crystal drawer pull, optional, but kind of a cherry on top
  • epoxy glue (Christina suggests using slow-drying epoxy if you are making more than one cake stand)
  • ruler
  • Sharpie
  • Popsicle stick
  • Q-tip
  • something in which to mix your epoxy


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Interested in more how-tos for creative reuse, thrift store and flea market finds, and turning secondhand items into showstopping home decor? Curbly's latest Make It! publication has fourteen original projects that show you how to recycle some style!


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