DIY Two-Tier Cake Stand/Jewelry Catch All


DIY Two-Tier Cake Stand or Jewelry Catch-All

The following is written by Amber Anderson, a pastors wife, mom of 3 lovely boys and 1 adorable girl, and an avid DIY’er. You can check out Amber’s  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 bought the candle stick for $1.50 at a thrift store (originally brass), spray paint at Home Depot for $1, and plates at Target for less than $2 each.


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

2. While that’s drying, take the plates and measure from one side to the other in order to determine the middle point. Mark the middle with a sharpie so you will have a little help when it’s time to glue the candle stick.

3. Once the candle stick is completely dry, glue the bottom of the candle stick to the center of the plate. This can get a tad tricky since 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 the candle stick is securely glued to the bottom plate, cover the top of the candle stick with glue and attach to the top plate. You could also glue vice versa with the top plate first and the bottom plate second if it is easier for you.

You are ready to throw some jewelry on it or use it as a deviled egg platter at this week’s Easter dinner!

 *Tip* If you wanted to have a more sturdy hold, you could use gorilla glue, tough as nails, or something similar. Personally, I prefer to work with hot glue as 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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