Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tutorial for a Little "Cake Stand"

Ever since I saw this little beauty ( below) from Cherry's Jubilee, I've wanted to try my hand at one. Better late than never.
I think Cherry used a flat piece of wood, but I decided to use the lid of an old box.



Below, I cut my own striped scallops by using this Christmas paper as my pattern.







Using the gloss acrylic sealer really gave it a nice sheen.





Happy creating!  : )

33 comments:

Kelly said...

This is really cute! Well done!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Cute! I would love to make one of these and I have some chunky candle holders that I found at Goodwill. Great idea. Thanks for sharing it. Love the Fourth of July/ Patriotic theme!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

that's fantastic! and you could make one for every holiday! thanks for sharing!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I bought the pieces to make a small glass one some time ago - just another one of those projects on the back burner.
Enjoy your weekend.

Jacqueline said...

How do you do it girl, you make it look so easy and the results are splendid! Now, lets go bake a cake or a dozen patriotic cupcakes! Yep yep!

Mimi Sue said...

I do love Cherry's adorable projects! And this one is one of my favorites. Cute, cute, cute! I'm loving the paper you used. Mimi

Liz said...

I love your old glory plaque. So cute!

Creative Breathing said...

Happy Summer Mary Lou! I would never have guessed this was not a store bought metal pedestal. It is just wonderful! You give us the very best home decorating ideas that are easy to make for ourselves. Yeah Mary Lou!!!! Elizabeth

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on this. I love it, and hope to someday give this project a try. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Maureen

Sewconsult said...

Such a great idea! I wish you were my next door neighbor. I would love to have someone to be creative with.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Sara Shoemaker said...

mom!!! I'm floored. This is incredible I love it. that would sell for a lot in any craft store. so great!

GrandmaBev said...

Another fun patriotic craft.

Jennifer said...

Oh my, this is so cute! Featuring it on my site this coming Friday!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You AMAZE ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy said...

SO cute! Love both yours and Cherry's !!!!! I will have to keep my eye out for those round hat box things at the thrift stores and dollar stores.....:) Sandy

Bri said...

how cute! perfect for 4th of july bbq picnic!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I declare that this is the best cake stand in the world!!!!!
xoxoxo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love this! I also love how you explained how you did the scallops {because I am challenged that way}!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love yours! You have inspired me to get my 4th of july stuff out....love your birdies too! cherry

Uncommon Women said...

Very Cute!!!!! Love the little birds on top too!!

Wendys Hat said...

Love this!

Scrap for Joy said...

Where is my brain...no really, have you seen it? I came here on Sunday and drooled over this cake stand and the tutorial....then wandered over to Cherry's and I guess I lost my way back to leave a comment. (Maybe I left my brain on the road to Cherry's) Anywho, it's a dynamite project and one I will really try! Now, I did tell you that my birdie flew here last week and I love him...he's already on my mantel.
xoxo
Joyce

S said...

Great job on your project - it's very cute.

Sarah said...

What a cute cake stand. I like your patriotic display and am off to see more of your blog. ~ Sarah

Studio Valerie said...

I like this very much! Thank you for sharing your tips on how you put it together.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I love this! I especially love the photo with the little marching guy! Thanks for sharing!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Fabulous idea using the hat box lid! I love, love, LOVE the way this turned out. Great project!

beckaboots said...

looooooveeee this! Love your 4th of july decor.

Jengerbread said...

Cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Suzerino said...

Thanks for sharing your blog with me...I absolutely love it....and the wedding pictures are amazing ... sooooo cute ...you are amazing :) so glad I am getting the chance to be your friend....

Pambo said...

Is it food safe with the clear coat spray?

Jacqueline said...

Yes, I am hopping over from Pinterest. What a clever idea!

Steve Cooper said...

Banner Stands allow you to easily and quickly implement a professional presentation or exhibit that will instantly attract prospects to your products and services. Banner Stands