Flea Market Fab Cake Stands: Transform Candlesticks and Plates with This Genius Craft

You put a person on a pedestal, they might fall down. You put a cupcake on it, and it just looks fantastic! Buying yourself a cute cake stand at the store can run you $50 and up—no, thanks! These were made for mere dollars, using candlesticks and plates from the thrift store. So you go on building the buffet of your dreams, and let your nibbles rise to your high expectations.


Candlestick Cake Stands

You will need

  • plates
  • candlesticks
  • food grade spray paint

  • heavy duty glue
  • doilies (optional)


  • Spray paint plates and candlesticks with several even coats of spray paint. Let dry.
  • Attach candlestick to plates using heavy duty glue. Let dry. Pile high with goodies and enjoy!
Flea Market Fab Cake Stands

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