Saturday, May 12, 2012

Glass plate and candleholder cake stand

I love stacking my cake stands, larger on the bottom and all sizes in between.  When I am entertaining I can layer snacks, cupcakes, canap├ęs, etc at all different levels. If you want to make your own various sized cake stands, all you need is a glass candleholder, a clear glass plate and some E6000 glue. There are other glass glues out there, but the only one that I find works well is E600 glue.  I recommend hand washing after use.

You will need:

A glass plate, flat on the bottom  (I found one for 99 cents at a thrift shop)

Clear glass candleholder (also an inexpensive thrift shop find)

E6000 glue

Rubbing alcohol

Cotton swab

Paper towels

1.     Wash the plate and candleholder with soap and water.  Put some alcohol on a paper towel and wipe it on both pieces as well to remove any oils.

2.     Spread some of the E6000 glue around the rim of the top of the candleholder where it will touch the plate bottom. 

3.     Attach the candleholder to which you have added the glue to the center of the bottom of the plate. 

4.     If any glue has smeared on the outside edges carefully wipe with a alcohol soaked cotton swab.

5.     Set aside and let dry for at least 24 hours.


  1. What a beautiful cake stand! It's always so much fun to visit this site and see what you're going to be showing us how to make.

  2. So much fun Crystal! Thank you, great post! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

  3. Love your cake stand it looks great.
    Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up! Can't wait to see what you have for us next weekend. Have a GREAT week!

  4. I Have been wanting yo make one of these, your looks great. Thanks for sharing this @ The Sunday Round Up.
    Hope to see you again next week.

  5. This is just awesome. Might will have to make one before I buy it. haha :)

    new subscriber here :)

  6. I love making every type of these pedestals! But I never clean them up with the cotton swab, that is a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great day!

  7. Hi Crystal: I'm Connie at, a new GFC friend. I hope you will stop by and be mine, too. This is awesome, so elegant, so easy to make. Thank you for sharing. I've never heard of E600 glue.

  8. Brilliant idea. Can't wait to try it.

  9. I love making my own stands. Yours turned out so pretty. I have not tried the cotton swab idea, and will definitely had to do that next time. I am pinning this on my great idea board.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Dare to Share. I look forward to seeing what you post next.


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