How to Make Your Own Cake Stand (DIY)

When I was talking to the person I am having make my cake she asked me if I had a cake stand because I’m not planning on having a very big cake which could make it easy for it to get lost. I checked on Etsy and although I found some really great cake stands I was not willing to spend $75-$160 on a cake stand I’ll probably use just for my wedding…And maybe a few times after that.

I can’t take full credit for this idea (although I was trying to figure out a way to make it), but I decided to go to Goodwill and buy a candle stick holder and a glass plate and glue them together.

So here we go!

Supplies:

Glass Epoxy (more permanent) or Hot glue

Candle stick holder

Glass plate

Patience

You can get glue that is also used for fish tanks. It's more permanent, and also water proof.

You can get glue that is also used for fish tanks. It’s more permanent, and also water proof.

First you want to wash the candle stick holder and plate-Especially if it’s from Goodwill! Then dry (duh).

It can be as fancy as you want of course or you could go with a colored plate...just be careful because if the design pops out it makes it hard to keep the plate flat on the candle stick.

It can be as fancy as you want of course or you could go with a colored plate…just be careful because if the design pops out it makes it hard to keep the plate flat on the candle stick.

Put the glue on the rim of the candle stick holder. Try to make it even, but it's not a huge deal as long as the rim is covered. Keep in mind it will spread when the plate is placed on top.

Put the glue on the rim of the candle stick holder. Try to make it even, but it’s not a huge deal as long as the rim is covered. Keep in mind it will spread when the plate is placed on top.

Carefully place the plate on top and press firmly and evenly.

Carefully place the plate on top and press firmly and evenly.

You will need to let it cure for 24 hours. I added glue to it after it was mostly dry just to be sure.

You will need to let it cure for 24 hours.
I added glue to it after it was mostly dry just to be sure.

See? Super easy! And it only cost about $10 and about $5 for the glue. But depending on the plate and holder you get you could probably do it for WAY cheaper.

You can also spray paint it if you want. The sky is the limit on this one. 🙂

I can’t wait to use this for my wedding, and since I used the epoxy-hopefully many more times. 😀

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How to Make a Button Bouquet

You’ll want to pick your colors first. Mine are purple and green…Make sure to have different shades, so that it isn’t bland, but stay within your color scheme so as not to clash with the rest of your theme. You will also want to have a color to off set. I used ivory and white. It helps to have an accent.

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Supplies:

Buttons of various sizes and shades

Wire (I used 22 gauge). You can buy at any craft store like Joann’s. I ended up getting alot

Floral tape

Wire cutter

Pliers (to bend sharp ends in)

Ribbon

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Start off by planning out your “flowers”. I tended to use 2-3 per flower, but that depends on how big you want them to be. If the button is pretty thick it’s OK to use just one.

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Then cut the wire to the desired length. You’ll want some to be longer than others so you have room to twist the others around each other.

Bend the wire in half and slide the buttons on. You want it to be doubled because otherwise the buttons won’t be as stable.

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This is what one of mine looked like when finished.

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It really depends on how big you want your bouquets to be but I used 30-40 “flowers”.

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Then start taking them and twisting them around each other. Bend the buttons on the wires around as you go to try and shape the bouquet so it’s round.

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Once you have all the flowers on the bouquet and it’s as big as you want start adding some here and there to fill in the spaces.

Bend the end of the wires in to avoid them sticking through the tape and/or rubbon.

Then wrap floral tape on a couple times. After that wrap it in the ribbon you want.

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For this tutorial I chose just lace, but I will be using ribbon and just tying a bow of lace on.

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Enjoy your new button bouquets!

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Picture of the finished 6 bouquets coming soon! 🙂

A helpful video I watched. They do it a little different than I do, but it’s a good video to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44nTGV_P6d8