Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Old Crock Recycled Cake Stand - Most Wanted Christmas DIY Challenge

Old Crock recycled Cake Stand 2
I've entered this is the Most Wanted Christmas DIY Challenge http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/
Someone told me that making cake stands from old mismatched plates was “very on trend” at the moment, so I did a bit of research on Google and got some brilliant results, so naturally I wanted to have a go myself.
 Old Crock Cake Stand
It was therefore very fortuitous that my mum was throwing out some of her old plates, and had three mismatched blue and white plates, in three different sizes, just waiting to go to the Charity Shop, so I pleaded that I was a charity case!
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Plates in hand, I needed two small glasses, so I popped into my local charity shop and couldn’t believe my luck when I found two matching pairs, priced at 10p a glass.  (I got both sets, so that I have a spare pair to make another stand later on).  The final item  I needed some strong glue for sticking ceramics and glass which I found on the market.
Old Crock Recycled Cake Stand
I was a bit dubious that it would all stick together, but it did and I am thrilled with the results.  If the idea worked, this was going to be a present, but I don’t think I can let it go! So it looks like me spending a bit of my half term holiday looking for some more plates in the charity shops of Wolverhampton.
Old Crock Recycled Cake Stand 4
In total this stand only cost me £1.70! Bargaintastic.  I was thinking that if I did a stall at a fayre, this would make a lovely display stand for some of my bits and pieces.  I can see this idea getting a bit addictive!!!

12 comments:

Highland Monkey's said...

What a brilliant idea. hmmm.... will go and have a rummage in the cupboards I know I have some blue and white plates in there. Thanks for sharing with us.

misteejay said...

What a fab idea - looks great Helen.

Toni :o)

queen of string said...

looks gorgeous and a fab idea for using on a stall, professional stands are silly expensive.

sh3ri3 said...

looks fab! xx

Jenny said...

Bargain at twice the price! I can see why you don't want to give it away, but now you have to make cakes and use it!

simplyvintage said...

That's fantastic, it looks so effective and would have cost a fortune to buy ready made. xxx

vixen said...

Brillient Idea, I had never thought bout makeing a cake stand myself. plain plates are really cheap too these days so you could use pottery paints to decorate them if you wanted a theme or something, think i might have a go one day :) been a number of times Ive wished I had a cake stand. :)

Kaz said...

i love this.....just gorgeous and looks pretty easy to do!! do u have to wait long for the glue to go off?? charity shops here i come, thanks so much for sharing xx

kazx

Kaz said...

i love this.....just gorgeous and looks pretty easy to do!! do u have to wait long for the glue to go off?? charity shops here i come, thanks so much for sharing xx

kazx

Amanda said...

This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing I need to scour the charity shops for some pretty plates now.

Fairydoodler said...

OMGosh!!! I paid £15 pounds for a cake stand for my daughter (she's cupcake mad!!!) This is a fantastic idea...wish I'd seen it sooner.

FairyD x

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a cool idea, very pretty! :)