Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DIY Cake Stands

Last week, we celebrated my youngest child's 6th Birthday with a Little Chef Party. I made some quick, easy, and completely inexpensive cake stands for each of the little cakes. I wrapped different sized cans from my pantry in scrapbook paper that I secured with a glue gun. Then I spray painted burner covers (you know...the round things that go over the burners on a stovetop) a coordinating color and glued trim on the edges. The burner covers were from The Dollar Tree. There were two in a pack. They had 'not so cute" country images on them (like ducks!). But a little spray paint can go a long way!

I thought they turned out kinda cute.

This would be fun to do at Christmas for appetizers. Wrap your cans in different papers - or spray paint the empty cans and add polka dot grosgrain ribbon - and put your appetizers on coordinating sparypainted burner covers.
I actually did something similar at our school's Cake Walk. Instead of using the cans from my kitchen, I asked the ladies in the cafeteria to save their industrial-sized cans. I spray-painted them and hot-glued a 2 inch ribbon around the center. And rather then using burner covers, I used round pizza pans from the Dollar Tree.
On Thursday, linking to Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage, Show off Your Stuff at Fireflies and Jellybeans., Somewhat Simple. On Friday, linking to Frugal Fridays at The Shabby Nest.
Have fun!


  1. What an awesome idea. I can't wait to try it out!

  2. This is so great! What a great way to reuse cans!

    I popped by from Lucky Linky Tuesday!

  3. Hi Tiffany!

    Very fun! Adore ball fringe! Great idea!

    love, kelee

  4. What a cute idea and soooo festive Ü

  5. what a GREAT idea! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  6. Awesome awesome post!!!
    I will be using this idea for my daughters elmo bday coming up😍 thanks!!