Saturday, June 9, 2012

3-Tiered Stand

I'm still working on the interior doors (unfortunately, you can't speed up the drying time for paint!), however I did manage to squeeze in a crafty project while waiting for the paint to dry.

I've been eyeballing 3-tiered stands for awhile now.  I've seen various versions (including the ones with baskets) and most I have seen at different stores were at least $20.
I really like the version in the picture above and knew I could make my own - they seemed simple enough anyways.  So, I gathered up some materials and tried my hand at it.  Here's a quick tutorial in case you want to try it on your own.

Supplies needed:
* 3 pie or cake pans in various sizes or all the same size ($1 each at the Dollar Tree)
* 2 candlestick holders ($1 each at the Dollar Tree)
* Glue ($4 at Home Depot)
* Spray paint in a color of your choice (already had on hand)

1)  I primed the candlestick holders with spray paint before painting them.
By the way, the trigger for the spray paint cans shown above is the best $6 I've spent!  It makes spray painting so much easier.  You can find them at Home Depot.

2)  After letting the primer dry, I sprayed them in my favorite Aqua color.

3)  The glue I bought is Liquid Nails "Perfect Glue".  I made sure that it would be ok to use on glass, but it's also good for all different types of surfaces.  I put the glue on the bottom & top rims of the candlestick holder (depending on which part of the tier I was doing) and adhered them to the pie pans.  I did one tier at a time and used a book or two to sit on top of it to help add weight during the drying time.
**As a side note, I stalked the Dollar Tree for months to try to find 3 different sized cake pans.  They only had one size.  So, I decided to just use the same sized pie pans for all 3 tiers and it looks just as cute.

4)  And here is the final product!

I'm not sure where I'm going to use it or how I will use it (I'm thinking either the kitchen, bathroom, or craft room), but I can always make another one with cake pans or small bowls and different color spray paint and have them in different rooms.  This project ended up costing me $9 to make, so I saved $10!  And I have leftover glue to make more if I decide to.  I really love how it came out.

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  1. That is my favorite tiered stand ever! It looks so great! Thanks for the awesome tutorial as well!

  2. This looks great, Chrissy. I always loved the tiered stand from your inspiration photo and your take on it with the aqua looks lovely!

    If I were to make one it would have to be something that I could take apart again because I don't have the space to store something like this. My dollar store sells tart pans with a scalloped edge that would be the perfect starting point.

    Visiting from Creatively Living!

  3. I LOVE the blue that you popped in between! Thanks so much for linking up at Tutorial Tuesday.

  4. I love this idea and going to use this for my next girls crafting night!

  5. I love it! The pops of turquoise are great!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love it. Thanks for the Tutorial. :-)


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