Ghostess with the Mostess Cake Stand

Here’s a spooky new take on the popular DIY cake stand project.  At Stow & Tell U, Amy had a domed glass cake plate and a tall glass vase that she decided to turn into a cake stand just for Halloween.


The first step in this project was turning clear glass into ghostly glass, which Amy easily did by spraying each piece with frosted glass spray.  Then, she glued the vase to the bottom of the cake plate to give it added height.  The final touch was drawing four ghoulish faces onto the dome, offering a little fright from every angle.  It’s a fun addition to Amy’s Halloween buffet table.


Find out which materials Amy used by reading her post about this project at Stow & Tell U.

This Stand Takes the Cake!

At her blog, Denise…On a Whim, Denise shares a nifty way to repurpose vintage cake pans and servingware, like the ones pictured below.

Denise on a Whim cake pan before

For this project, Denise made use of her collection of wooden furniture legs and other scrap wood.  She created a base using a couple of small, square pieces of wood.  The first layer of her cake stand is made from a pretty silver serving tray.  ” The curves on it are lovely,” Denise notes.  A wooden leg cut into three pieces makes the pillar in the center of the stand, which raises up the second tier.  The second tier is made from a vintage cake pan.  The pieces combined together create a one-of-a-kind tiered display stand, perfect for Denise’s craft room.

Denise on a Whim cake pan after

Read all the details on how Denise made this cake stand at Denise….On a Whim.

Thrifted Objects Become Holiday Collectibles

Kerryanne–who blogs at Shabby Art Boutique–points out, “Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be expensive!  Sometimes you just have to look outside the box and repurpose thrifted objects.”  She demonstrates just how she does that with her own thrift finds, starting with this wooden plate that rang in at a whopping 88 cents.

Putting her artistic talents to work, Kerryanne painted a completely adorable snowman onto the plate.  Paired with another thrifted item, the two wooden objects together make a perfect plate stand!  Kerryanne obviously has some serious talent, but even those who aren’t blessed with that kind of artistic ability could take a cue from her to look at thrifted items a little more creatively.


Check out Kerryanne’s tips for prepping painted objects for a long, useful life ahead at Shabby Art Boutique.

Record Cake Stand

Melissa from Bubby and Bean shares a love for vinyl records with her husband. So when they were planning their wedding, it seemed only fitting to incorporate this love into their celebration.


During an afternoon record marathon, Melissa’s then fiancé had the idea to create a dessert stand for their reception from some thrifted vinyls. I love the originality of this idea and how it represents a special tie between Melissa and her sweetie. How cool it will be to pull it out on other occasions and remember their big day.

vinyl record dessert stand

Get the detailed tutorial at Bubby and Bean.