The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Friday 29 November 2013

DIY beautiful cake stands.

Cake stands are so useful and so easy to make! This week I gathered some supplies and made two new ones since I have been using them for so many things. 

There are special glues that look exactly like glass, clear and strong, perfect for this. It is Soudal Fix All crystal in Super clear. I'm sure there would be others suitable but this stuff is fabulous. 

I had two candle sticks and bought two plates, one is a deeper dish style and one is flat. One was $3 the other was $1.

Simply decide what looks right and glue your plate to your candle stick. You can build two or three tiers doing this. If you do just glue one layer at a time allowing 24 hours between each layer. Be careful to centre things perfectly and make sure it's stable, decreasing in size as you go up.

One of mine is a flat cake plate the other more a bowl and suitable for sweets or ornaments or even jewellery.

I love how they turned out and they would make a gorgeous gift. Cake stands are really expensive unless you come across them in op shops. This way you can make whatever you like. You could use a white candle stick and white plate or go floral or anything you like. 

For Australian girls Cheap as Chips has perfect candle sticks for $4 right now. Gathering the components is half the fun for me. I think I would like to do a three tier one for jewellery....


  1. What a great idea Annabel! I love it!
    Your plates look gorgeous!
    Love Maria xxx

  2. You constantly amaze and inspire me with your clever upcycling and creative ideas! Absolutely lovely!!


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