DIY Cake Stands

It's our baby's first birthday in a month and so I'm trying to tick off little projects ahead of time to make sure everything is how I pictured it to be for her. And no birthday party is complete without a cake stand or ten!

I sure wish I was the first to come up with this idea. Or even the 20th person, but I'm pretty sure if its featured on

Martha Stewart's Craft Department

website, I'm probably closer to the millionth person to do this! But hey, I still think they are really cute and so clever, and I'm sure I won't be the last to give this a go either.

All you need is three things:

1) a base, be it a candlestick, eggcup, regular cup, anything at the height you desire

2) a serving platform, be it a plate, mirror, glass dish, upside down baking dish

3) some glue (hot glue gun works the best)

And then, it really is as simple as gluing 1 to 2! Done!

I made one large cake stand using a mirror plate and candlestick, and a small breakable one for Baby M, using a plastic plate and eggcup (which I coated in glitter first).

I traced the candlestick/eggcup onto the mirror/plate and put a rim of glue on the platform as week as the base, but I wouldn't next time, as it was too much glue and is now not 100% flat.

Matching nail-polish...optional!

Don't they look kind of cool? I can't wait to make another few and then continue menu planning for some tasty treats to fill them all with!!