DIY Two-Tier Cake Stand/Jewelry Catch All


DIY Two-Tier Cake Stand or Jewelry Catch-All

Here’s a great DIY Christmas gift you can make!

The following is written by Amber Anderson, a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys and 1 adorable girl, and an avid DIY’er. You can catch up with her over at MotherhoodMusings, and check out her Etsy shop here!

I’m back this week with a awesome accessory to any kitchen, bathroom or anywhere you need a cute place to put “stuff”. It’s so cheap, and easy too! All you need are some plates, an old thrift store candle stick, spray paint and a hot glue gun. I got my candle stick for $1.50 at a thrift store (originally brass), spray paint was $1 at Home Depot, and the plates were less than $2 each at Target.


1. Spray your old candle stick with any color spray paint of your choosing.

2. While that’s drying, take the plates of your choosing and measure from one side to another deciding what is the perfect middle of the plate. Mark the middle with a sharpie so you will have a little help when gluing the candle stick on.

3. Once your candle stick is dry completely glue the bottom of the candle stick onto the center of the plate. This can get a tad tricky, and is almost a game of how quick you can glue. We all know hot glue can harden pretty quickly. (If you don’t get it in the right spot the first time, don’t worry, just pull it off and try again)


4. Once you have the candle stick glued where you want it onto the bottom plate, completely cover the top of the candle stick with glue and attach top plate. If you want, you could do the top plate first, then the bottom plate last, whatever is easiest for you.

And that’s it! You are ready to throw some jewelry on it, or use it as a deviled egg platter at this weeks Easter dinner! Its also easy to make a 1-tier cake stand if you want, you can find my post on that here! Enjoy!

 *Tips* If you wanted to have a more sturdy hold, you could use gorilla glue, tough as nails, something of that sort. I prefer to work with hot glue…it is easy to peel off if I mess up!  :)

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  1. says

    Ooo – I love the idea of using it for K-Cups! Now I’m totally going to have to do this…. I wonder if there’s a special drill bit to use for glass?

  2. Rena says

    Very pretty. Great idea . A friend of mine made me a 3 tier one out of glass plates she drilled holes in all the plates and attached them with a long threaded screw . I love it ! I actually use it for my k cups. It’s perfect.

  3. Marcia says

    I made a 3-tier using the same plates from Target, shorter glass candlesticks from DollarTree and E-6000 glue which is more forgiving time-wise than hot glue.

  4. Jessica says

    I love this and the plates are awesome. I wonder if Target still has them. I will have to go look.

    • Amber says

      Hi Tara! These are actually a plastic-type plate that Target carries, and they are VERY difficult to break, so I like to use them. If you use glass plates (which you totally CAN) I would suggest using a stronger glue, such as gorilla glue, tough as nails, something of that sort.


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