DIY Cake Stand for Under $5

I have an obsession. Well, let me clarify that. I have a few obsessions. I know you can probably guess the first one, cookies. My second obsession is a fairly new one. It is collecting cake stands. I have started looking for them everywhere I go but, after I see the price tag, I usually decide not to buy them. So having the kind of brain that won’t let things go, I decided to make a few DIY cake stand for under $5.

DIY Cake Stand for less than $5 thebearfootbaker.comThe idea hit me when I was in Utah in April and went to a Kitchen store. I found 2 really cute cake stands I wanted but, I didn’t want to pay $30 and take a chance on them getting broke in my suite case. I mean come on, my carry-on held my lap top and classic movies starring Carry Grant and James Stewart and frankly, the cake stand couldn’t entertain me during my long, long layovers, so I had to make a choice to do without the beautiful stands that should be displaying my baked goods. Sigh!

As I sat in the airport, I realized how much I actually wanted those stands but, there really wasn’t anything wonderful about them. I just liked the colors. Then, I realized how much money I could spend on my new collection obsession. The more I thought about it the more I realized I wanted to make my own.

DIY Cake Stand Supplies:

1 Plate
1 Bowl
Glue E600 for Plastic Plates and Bowls
Glass Glue for Glass Plates and Bowls

Simple DIY Cake Stand for Under $5 thebearfootbaker.comI found these plates and bowl at Wal-Mart the other day and I couldn’t get over how cute they were. Each bowl and plate is less than $2.50 and are perfect for a DIY cake stand. I stood in the isle arranging them on the shelf until I found a bowl to match each plate.  These are plastic but I don’t mind because they are so cute. I also found some glass that I liked as well.

Trendy DIY Cake Stand for Under $5 thebearfootbaker.comTo make these cute stands, you need to glue the bowl to the bottom center of the plate. I used a ruler and a Sharpie to mark the center once I found it. Then, I measured the bottom of the bowl and made a few pencil marks where the bowl would go.

Next, add a generous amount of glue to the bowl and place it in the center of the plate. Use a good glue such as E-600 for plastic or glass glue for glass.

Easy DIY Cake Stand for Under $5 thebearfootbaker.comOnce you have glued them, place a few books on them as a weight and let them dry according to the directions on the glue package. I recommend that you hand wash these.

Cute DIY Cake Stands for Under $5 thebearfootbaker.comI also purchased these glass plates at Wal-Mart (under $2.50 each) and knew they would make great DIY cake stands. The shape of the bowl is what sold me. Red, white and blue is great for a  July 4th picnic.

I found some cute plates at the dollar tree also. I used one as a prop in this photo. It worked perfectly and was only $2! Gotta love that price.

DIY Cake Stands for Under $5 by www.thebearfootbaker.comI really like my DIY cake stands and because they are cute, trendy and affordable. They make great hostess gifts. Take a cake or cookies and don’t worry about getting your $30 stand back. All the cake stands you see in this post cost less than $30! Yep! I got 6 for the price of one! Won’t you join my in my new cake stand obsession? You know you want to.

There are a lot of DIY cake stand tutorials on the internet. Here are a few of my favorites: 
i heart naptime-DIY Chandelier Cake Stand
Sweet Sugar Belle-Inexpensive DIY Cake/Cookie Stands
No. 2 Pencil- Do It Yourself Cake Stand 
El Rincón de Bea-How to Make A Cake Stand at Home

Happy Creating