Thursday, December 13, 2012

DIY $8 3-Tier Serving Stand

Day 2 of my Dollar Tree Craft Week is an $8 3-Tier Serving Stand. I have wanted a 3-tiered stand for a long time but haven't found one that I really like or that was a price I am willing to pay. I saw this DIY Cupcake Stand recently but didn't think I didn't want to use white plates. I googled and found this tutorial for a clear glass stand and knew it was what I wanted.
3-Tier (cupcake) Serving Stand

3 plates of choice $1 each
2 candle sticks $1 each
E6000 Glue $3 (from another store)
I didn't want to mark the center on the actual plates, so I make a paper template for the bottom plate. I was able to eyeball the other 2 due to the design. Something I did different than this tutorial was to turn the candle sticks upside down. That gives more surface area for cupcakes or other goodies. The glue really stinks so I glued it out in my garage.
I just *LOVE* my stand! It looked so festive with our yummy Christmas snacks at our party on Saturday. It's washed and sitting on our dining room table now and I just smile each time I see it!
Day 3 of Dollar Tree Craft Week will be posted over the weekend!

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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21 comments :

  1. Love this! You did a fantastic job on this and it's just in time for the holidays.

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  2. This is such a fabulous food stand--I am pinning this right now! Yours is prettier than any other I've seen a tutorial for, and I love that most of it comes from Dollar Tree! Thank you for visiting my blog, and glad you enjoyed my red ice skates diy project!

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  3. What an awesome idea! I believe I have just the thing for that too :)

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  4. This is great! I could make tons of these and have one for every and all season. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  5. Hello! Saw you over at One Artsy Mama and I am your latest follower. Hope you come check out my blog too! www.mendezmanor.com

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  6. Great job!!! I never thought of flipping them upside down....I always do them right side up! COOL!

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  7. That's a great idea! Very pretty. :)

    Marti

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    1. Thank you for sharing at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! I'm addicted to Dollar Tree!!

      Marti

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  8. I love this. I want to make this! I'm inspired. In the middle of baking and shopping I love to take a few minutes to make something creative and you gave me a great new project. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That is super impressive and I think it looks very expensive and fancy!

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  10. Diana,
    It turned out great. I am always looking for height on my table displays, great way to get it.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  11. i love it. i am taking time off tomorrow to go and get the stuff i need and make one. i cannot wait to see it for real.thanks for this great idea.

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  12. Hi Diana,
    Thanks so much for sharing this creative project at my link party. I love the pieces you chose to create your stand, and even better that they were inexpensive. I've been wanting to try something like this for awhile and you have definitely inspired me!
    Jessica @ A Humble Creation
    http://ahumblecreation.com

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  13. This is perfect. I have been searching high and low for a cake stand I like, that is a reasonable price and I have had no luck. Thanks so much for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  14. This is just perfect, what a great idea, local Dollar store here I come

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  15. Looks great! Especially full of all those yummy Christmas snacks!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. I bought plates and candle stick holders to do this but never have yet. Looks simple.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/bakin-up-chocolate-sandwich-christmas-cookies

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
    Debi @ adornedfromabove.com
    Angie @ godsgrowinggarden.com

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  18. This is such a great idea! I pinned it for future reference. :)
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

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  19. Hi Diana! Happy New Year. I've seen these done before but you make it look so easy. I'm going to start making some of these this year. I'm featuring it at Thriving on Thursday tomorrow. Hope you'll be able to share some more of your fantastic projects again with us all this year.

    Anne xx

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  20. It turned out beautifully! I love it so much that I'm going to make one also! Thanks for the tip on how to carry it out and thanks for linking it up to Throwback Thursday!
    Kim

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