Create one-of-a-kind, DIY cake stands with vintage plates and cast-off candlesticks.

DIY cake stands with vintage plates

What You’ll Need:

Vintage plate
Candleholder with flat surface
E-6000 or similar heavy-duty craft adhesive
Disposable cover

candle stand


  1. Start by covering your work surface with something you won’t mind throwing out if things get messy. Paper towels, a plastic trash bag or a drop cloth are all options.
  2. Clean and dry plate and candleholder.
  3. Place plate upside-down on your work surface.
  4. Following manufacturer’s directions, adhere top of candleholder to the bottom center of plate with craft adhesive. Let dry overnight.
  5. After the glue has completely cured, put the stand right-side up and add your favorite dessert (it doesn’t have to be cake!)


Creative Uses for Your DIY Stands:

• Put your treasures on display. From perfume bottles and vases to salt-and-pepper shakers and bowls, collectibles take center stage when elevated.
• Organize your jewelry. The perfect catch-all for bracelets, earrings and rings.
• Display votive and pillar candles. Use stands of different heights to create an interesting setting.
• Corral your keys and cell phone on a dresser or table.