DIY Modern Cake Stand
Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been an odd week over here in many many ways. At the risk of having an over-sharing hangover, I’m not going to dive into that, but I could NOT let one more day pass without sharing this DIY that I’d had on the docket!
There are times when I have an idea for the end product, and there are other times when I have an object that love and I need to use in something… So I hold onto it forever, hoping that its time in the spotlight will one day arrive. Well, the day has arrived for this beautiful Mercer dinner plate from Crate & Barrel.
I actually wanted to buy a whole set, but only being married five years, we still have all of our original dinnerware and it’s in great condition. So, I ended up buying a few just because I wanted to use them somewhere. Anywhere.
Then, last week, I found this votive holder. It was just $4 at Home Goods and I although I like candles just fine, I had another idea for it. It would make a perfect companion for my lonely plate that was stashed away in my office waiting for its day in the sun. The plate being only $5 meant that the whole DIY modern cake stand was assembled for less than $10. Yes, a modern, organic, minimal beauty for less than it would cost to buy something not as beautiful.
If you’ve been hanging around here long, you’ll know my craft mantra – making something yourself needs to either be cheaper or prettier than what you can buy. If it’s neither, than there is no purpose (in my opinion). I mean, this cake stand! It’s a two step DIY that cost under $10, but can you believe how it turned out? It looks like something you’d buy at a trendy minimal boutique for $100!
I firmly believe that simple actions using beautiful materials is the way to go when it comes to crafting and DIY. I like showcasing the beauty of a material or technique and, of course, making something gorgeous in the process.