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How to Make This Ridiculously Easy Dessert Stand

If you need more space on your dessert table, try making your own cake stand instead of buying a new one! This easy DIY can help you make a sturdy tiered stand! 

This easy DIY dessert stand will make setting up any dessert table a cinch! Repurpose plastic plates and cups to get a sturdy stand that won't ever fail! The best part is, you don't have to pay for one of those expensive glass ones if you need more space!

  • Hard Plastic Plates, any size you prefer
  • Hard Plastic Cups (tall)
  • Spray Paint, any color you prefer
  • Super glue, or hot glue

Step 1: Carefully spray paint the entire surface of each plastic plate and cup. Allow them to dry completely.

Step 2: Turn the cup upside down, so that the bottom surface is facing up. Glue the bottom surface of the cup.

Step 3: Quickly place the plate, topside up, on top of the cup. Be as careful as possible to place the plate on the center of the cup.

Step 4: Allow the glue to dry completely before using the cake stand.

Step 5: If you have 2 different-sized plates, you can make a tiered cake stand by gluing 1 cake stand to another cake stand. Just be sure to glue the smaller-plate cake stand on top of the larger.

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