I’d love to say I came up with this awesome idea but it was one of those great ideas that fall into your lap when you’re minding your own business. I was admiring an adorable little cupcake stand at my local second hand store and upon closer examination, saw that it was put together by some unknown, but talented Crafty Friend. I purchased it, then decided to recreate it on a grander scale. A full size cake stand and a fruit bowl in my favorite color was a must! There’s no end to the items that could be used for this DIY project – for the bottom stand: a wine glass, a candle holder, a small cup, a bowl or even a shot glass. For the top: a small plate, a large plate, a bowl. You could even stack them in a tier for a unique serving platter! I foresee several more of these in different colors in my crafty future!
I returned to my second hand store and picked up 2 candle stick holders, a large plate and a large bowl – all in clear glass. These were going to be my new cake stand and fruit bowl! Start by washing each piece really well and grab that trusty E-6000 Craft Adhesive. Seriously strong stuff!
Allow the glue to dry completely. I waited for about 3 hours – very impatiently! I used white Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Primer and aqua Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Spray Paint. I didn’t want to paint the inside/top of my bowl and cake stand. If they were painted I wouldn’t feel comfortable putting food on them so white was my color of choice for the primer, which would show through the clear glass and make it appear to be white inside the bowl.
My new cake stand decided to double as a WIP stand today. I knew my Crafty Friends would totally understand.