Skip Nav
Decor Inspiration
What Guests Really Notice in Your Home
You'll LOL When You Hear What the Property Brothers Found Inside the Walls of a Reno
Decorating Tips
Study Finds Horrifying Link Between Scented Candles and Health Problems

Bird Cake Stand DIYs

A Bird-Themed Cake Stand, Three Ways: One Beautiful Buy, 2 Easy DIYs

My sister is getting married in August, so I've been spending a lot of time visiting wedding blogs and poking around BHLDN's website. One item that recently caught my eye was this lovely Barn Swallow Pedestal.
Featuring a flock of fork-tailed fliers darting about on a hand-painted platter, it seems like a perfect match for her vintage-inspired, country wedding. But at $60 - $100 per cake stand, I don't think that she'll be willing to add a half dozen of these cake stands to her dessert table.

If you feel the same way about the price, good news — I have two simple DIYs that will save you a lot of money! For the cake stand DIYs, just keep reading.

For the first DIY, purchase a Vintage Silver Candlestick ($8). Using a heavy-duty epoxy, glue the candlestick to this Lacy Bird Hand Illustrated Plate ($22). For a little work, you've cut your cake stand price in half!

Of course, you can get a little craftier and slice your price point even further.

Head to the flea market or thrift store to find candlesticks and plain white plates. On average, you'll probably spend about $3 or less for a plate and candlestick. Then, using Folk Art Enamel Acrylic Paint ($2.79), carefully apply the paint to the Swallow Stencil ($2.50). Use a heavy-duty epoxy to secure the plate to the candlestick, and let dry. For less than $10, you've created a food-safe cake stand, and you can create a half dozen of these on a tight budget.

Have you created something similar for a wedding or party? What tips can you offer potential DIYing party planners or brides who are interested in this project?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Breast Cancer Awareness Products 2016
Workout Hoodies
Subscription Boxes For Readers
J.Crew New Balance Activewear Collection
Best New Food Products October 2016
Best Fall Candles of 2016
Crate and Barrel Halloween Decor

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds