Thursday, 29 May 2014

How To Make A Cocktail Glass Cake Stand

As easy as one, two-actually there is no third step!

This is one of my favourite craft projects as its takes only a couple of steps, can be made with items which you can buy from discount stores and look so effective once finished.
If vintage china isn’t your thing but you would still love to use cake stands as table centres then this idea is perfect. You can make these as tiered stands but they look particularly pretty as single tiers, and as you are spraying the plates the colours can be chosen so they tie in perfectly with your scheme. As with anything which has been sprayed with paint ensure any cakes are in cases or on doilies and not in direct contact with the plate.
These also make great stands for jewelry and I've got one on my dressing table holding necklaces, rings and brooches.

You will need:

A standard ceramic plate
A cocktail or large wine glass
Coloured spray paint. Ensure it can be used on glass and ceramics.I used a brand called Plastikote which I got from my local DIY store.
Glass glue
Dust mask

Step One

Ensure your glass and plates are clean and dust free. Wearing your dust mask spray your glass and plate with coloured paint. Ensure this is in a well ventilated room or even in the garden. You will need two coats. If you spray from a slight distance to your plate and glass you will avoid any drips and get a more even finish.

Step Two

Once your plate and glass are fully painted use a thin coat of glass glue on the rim of your glass. Place your plate on top and secure with something heavy like a book. Leave for about twelve hours to fully dry.

Your stand should be strong enough to hold cakes, fruit or flowers.

You can alternate the colours of your plates or spray them all white and add splashes of colour with doilies.

Voila pastel coloured cake stands which are crying out to hold macaroons and pastries whilst you do your best Marie Antoinette impression.Enjoy, and for for the love of all things crafty only handwash this!

If you enjoyed this I have plenty of other craft projects over on my crafts page
I also have a book called Handmade Wedding Crafts which features this and lots of other fabulous vintage inspired wedding craft projects for your delectation.
*Disclaimer-Please always wear a mask and ensure you are in a well ventilated room when spray painting items. I bear no responsibility for any craft related injuries you might receive in the pursuit of handmade loveliness. As with any craft or DIY project the reader undertakes it at their own risk.
All Photos by Nicky Rockets

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