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{DIY cake stand}

When I found this tart pan (for 50 cents) during our last visit to the flea market, I was instantly reminded by Victorias great tutorial on Vixen Made and it inspired me to make my own cake stand. My mom loved the idea and we got to work right after we carried home our loot. ;)

My mom had found a pair of candle holders during a previous visit to the flea market, and had already used chalk paint to whiten them for a project.
They were perfect, with just one little flaw: They were too tall. So, we didn’t think about it long, but grabbed a saw and got to work!

What you’ll need:

  • old tart pan
  • candle holder
  • hot glue gun

How to:

  1. Use the hot glue gun to attach the candle stick to the tart pan.
  2. Done! ;)

If your candle stick is too tall and is made of wood, like the one we used, you will also need a saw to cut that thing in two.
Pretty easy and straight forward. But with a nice result, I think! ;)


I’m partying here! ♥

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82 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Peggy
    Dienstag, der 10. Juli 2012 at 15:38

    Oh Vanessa, this is by far my favorite cake stand out of all the ones I’ve seen in the past few years!! And I am always seeing these tart pans. Trust me I am in love with them because I can remember when we bought ours while living in Germany as a child! I’ve not been back since 1978 but look forward to the day when I can go back. We are hoping and praying that that day will come much sooner then originally expected. :)

    Once again great cake stand!!

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 20:54

      Thank you so much, Peggy! I’m so happy to hear you like the cake stand! :)
      You will definitely have to let me know once you make it over here again and if you’ll be in the northern part, I’ll show you around in my hometown! ;)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Doreen
    Dienstag, der 10. Juli 2012 at 17:10

    Very cute! I just found several old tart pans at a local flea market and can’t wait to put the to good use by creating a cake plate also! Thanks for sharing!

    altered-artworks..blogspot.com

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 20:55

      Doreen, I’m so happy to inspire you to make your own cake stand! :)
      It’s one of the easiest crafts I’ve ever done.
      Thank you for your sweet comment!
      xo! Vanessa

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    northern cottage
    Dienstag, der 10. Juli 2012 at 17:18

    i JUST made some similar versions — I’m ADORING yours! and that you cut down the pillar to make it work for you — so smart!

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 20:58

      Thanks a bunch for your sweet words! I can’t wait to see your version of the cake stand! :)
      I hope you’re having a fun week!
      xo! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Laurel Stephens
    Dienstag, der 10. Juli 2012 at 18:47

    Great idea to use a tart pan. I love the look of the fluted edges. Very pretty!

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    Sasibella
    Dienstag, der 10. Juli 2012 at 20:25

    Als ich das erste Bild in meiner Leseliste sah,dachte ich noch “Das Foto kennst du doch, das hat Amy doch gemacht” Meinen ersten Gedanken schildere ich hier mal nicht.*g* Beim lesen des Textes wurde mir dann aber alles klar. Mutter-Tochter soso. Wieder was gelernt. Jedenfalls habt ihr zwei da ein ganz zauberhaftes Teilchen gewerkelt!
    LG
    Sandy

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 21:03

      Oha! Ich kann mir vorstellen, was Du anfangs gedacht hast.. Wie gut, dass Du weiter gelesen und mich nicht gleich aus Deiner Leseliste verbannt hast. ;)
      Ich danke Dir für Deine lieben Zeilen und hoffe, dass ich Dich nicht vergrault habe mit diesem “Doppelpost”. Manchmal macht das Basteln mit der Mama eben noch viel mehr spaß als allein und die Posts gleichen sich.. ;)
      Liebe Grüße!
      Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Nana Diana
    Dienstag, der 10. Juli 2012 at 23:23

    I love it, Vanessa. You know that candleholder that your Mom had? In the 90’s I had the chandelier that matched it and the sconces -all in a guest bedroom. It was really expensive at the time.…so I bet you Mom got a great deall buying it 2nd hand- xo Diana

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 21:11

      Wow! What a coincidence that you had the very same candle holders thousands of miles away! ;)
      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Diana!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful day!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Carrie
    Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 00:11

    What a great cake stand! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings!
    Carrie

  • Antworten
    Seaweed & Raine
    Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 09:31

    Nice find! :) Now if you will just share your recipe for what was on top… lol!

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 21:15

      Oh, I’m gonna have to ask my mom about the recipe. I actually tried the the little chocolate cakes the day we took those pictures, but didn’t like them to be honest. Ooops. They had olive oil and rosemary in them and I just couldn’t get over the feeling that they should be salty and not sweet, hehe. But I can definitely ask for the recipe if you’re interested. ;)
      XO! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Katie
    Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 13:36

    This is super cute. I love how unique this cake stand is opposed to all the other ones I see out in blog land!

  • Antworten
    The Style Sisters
    Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 16:37

    Wow!! Love this idea!,! Thisnreallylooks so cool with the candlestick all painted white! Great job! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea!
    Karin

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    Jennifer Dawn
    Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 18:07

    Beautiful! I am hosting a brand new link party today. I would love for you to stop by and link this up. :) http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/07/little-bird-told-me-link-party-1.html

  • Antworten
    Emily
    Mittwoch, der 11. Juli 2012 at 22:47

    That is super cute! Great job! I’ll have to look into white chalk paint for some future crafts, it looks really nice!

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Donnerstag, der 12. Juli 2012 at 20:54

      Oh, I LOVE working with chalk paint!! You should definitely give it a try! :)
      Thank you for your sweet comment, Emily!
      xo! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Jessi
    Donnerstag, der 12. Juli 2012 at 18:23

    I love it, very cute! It took me a minute to figure out that was a tart pan. I was looking at the first picture before reading the post and thinking “Giant bottle cap?” :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Donnerstag, der 12. Juli 2012 at 20:58

      Haha! It does look a little bit like a giant bottle cap, now that you say it! :)
      Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Jessi!
      I hope you’re having a fun week!
      xo! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Cynthia
    Donnerstag, der 12. Juli 2012 at 19:02

    Very cute idea I like this very much. I saw you at Glimpse Inside.

    Cynthia

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    Kathryn Griffin
    Donnerstag, der 12. Juli 2012 at 22:24

    Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!! Visiting from 36th Ave. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedictedHouse

  • Antworten
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    Freitag, der 13. Juli 2012 at 05:24

    Wow! What a fun cake stand. I love the idea of using the tart pan and it looks fabulous!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Sparkle and CO
    Freitag, der 13. Juli 2012 at 22:41

    Great!!! In France, it’s difficult to find some and they are very expensive! Thanks for sharing

    http://sparkleandco.blogspot.com I’m a new follower ( mail)

  • Antworten
    Paula Parrish
    Samstag, der 14. Juli 2012 at 14:04

    Hello Vanessa,
    Love your new cake. Nice work. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Smiles, Paula

  • Antworten
    Emily @ ItBakesMeHappy
    Samstag, der 14. Juli 2012 at 17:41

    What a great idea! I need one of these :)

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    Cheri
    Samstag, der 14. Juli 2012 at 20:12

    Vanessa I am featuring you on Decor2Adoreable on July 18th.

    Cheri

  • Antworten
    The Prairie Hen
    Sonntag, der 15. Juli 2012 at 06:16

    Dear vanessa,
    This is a great idea… and here i just passed up some great tart pans today for super cheap. Hmmmm, now how to get my hubby to let me run in the thrift shop AGAIN this week… ;)

    Love,
    Plotting in NE

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 14:22

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)
      I think you have a good and valid reason to head back to the thrift store. I’m sure your hubby will understand, hehe.
      Let me know how the project turned out!
      Have a fabulous week!
      XO from Germany!
      Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Tanya
    Sonntag, der 15. Juli 2012 at 07:42

    What an awesome idea, I love the tart pan’s fluted edges, so perfect!
    Tanya :)

  • Antworten
    The Style Sisters
    Sonntag, der 15. Juli 2012 at 07:51

    I have highlighted your cake plate on my blog for Centerpiece Wednesday and linked back to you :) Hope you will plan to linkup again this week. You have great ideas!
    Karin

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 16:02

      Whoops. That was in reply to the wrong comment. So, here it goes again, hehe.
      Yay! Thank you SO much, Karin, for featuring my cake stand!
      I will hope on over right now and grab a button. :D
      xo! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Jodi
    Sonntag, der 15. Juli 2012 at 16:56

    OK — I love this idea. I just made my own cake stand too„ and I think I’m addicted. I would have never thought of using a tart pan, but I love that idea. This one is perfect. .I love the mix of elements with the metal and opposing stand part. Fabulous work!

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    Alison @ AM Quilts
    Sonntag, der 15. Juli 2012 at 22:13

    Stopping by from T&J weekend wrap up party…

    I love the look of your cupcake stand and how simple it’d be to make one. The edge of the tart pan reminds me of skirt pleats. :) All right, now I’ve got to keep an eye out for a tart pan!

    Alison

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 16:29

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment love, Alison! :)
      I hope you’ll find a pretty tart pan soon, so you can make your own cake stand.
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Maria
    Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 00:12

    What a great idea!!!! I love it! Looks very cute!

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    Diane @ home sweet homemade
    Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 01:04

    so clever! that’s just the cutest footed dessert tray ever! I am so going to copy this (if I ever find a cute base and a ruffled tart pan)! Totally adorable and your little chocolage goodies look yummee :)

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 16:32

      Oh, Diane! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)
      I hope you’ll find a cute base and tart pan soon to make your own easy cake stand!
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Kathryn Griffin
    Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 03:23

    Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Antworten
    Christine
    Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 13:01

    Oh Vanessa!! That turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!! Very classy and original!!! Truly a beautiful piece!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

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    Amanda
    Montag, der 16. Juli 2012 at 18:52

    This is just lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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    Natural-Nesters
    Dienstag, der 17. Juli 2012 at 15:50

    We are loving this DIY Cakestand! I love these things so much because they are so easy to make and versatile…you can use them for food, at parties, or even just to decorate or display cute things!! I just pinned this!!

    And we featured it! Stop by and check it out and grab a featured button!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/07/naturally-nifty-23.html

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    Dienstag, der 17. Juli 2012 at 22:52

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    Erika @ Homesteadsimple.com
    Mittwoch, der 18. Juli 2012 at 00:18

    Thank you for linking up to Home is Where the Heart is! We wanted to stop by and let you know you’ve been featured! :) Please come link up again!

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    Shannah @ Just Us Four
    Mittwoch, der 18. Juli 2012 at 14:41

    Gorgeous! Can I have some of the chocolate dessert too?
    Stopping by to let you know that you will be featured tomorrow over at Just Us Four! I hope you will stop by and check it out.

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    Jody
    Donnerstag, der 19. Juli 2012 at 03:25

    Thanks for sharing this cute idea for a cake stand on Simple & Sweet Fridays. So darling!

    Jody

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Donnerstag, der 19. Juli 2012 at 04:49

    I love it, so cool, never would of thought of the tart pan as the top, but really has so much style. Gosh you and you Mom are just too creative for me — ugh — in a good way! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best!

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    Jody
    Donnerstag, der 19. Juli 2012 at 17:17

    Vanessa, Congrats! You were featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays for this gorgeous cake stand. Don’t forget to grab a button and have a wonderful week!

    Jody

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    Jill
    Freitag, der 20. Juli 2012 at 02:25

    Looks great Vanessa! as do the cakes! :)

    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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    Freitag, der 20. Juli 2012 at 15:28

    This is adorable! It is the winner of Pin It and Win It this week— featured on my blog today! Thanks for linking up!! xoxo

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    Meg
    Samstag, der 21. Juli 2012 at 18:28

    What a cute look! I love the top, unique and beautiful. Great re-do!

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    Sonntag, der 22. Juli 2012 at 16:11

    This looks gorgeous! Love the candle holder and the upside down pie plate.. so clever! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    Dienstag, der 24. Juli 2012 at 06:38

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