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DIY Serving Stand for Under $8

Creating a DIY Serving Stand is easy and frugal!

Today is day 2 of my Dollar Store Craft Week is an $8 3-Tier DIY Serving Stand. I have wanted a 3-tiered stand for a long time but haven’t found one that I really like or that was a price I am willing to pay. I saw this DIY Cupcake Stand recently but didn’t think I didn’t want to use white plates. I decided that glass was the way to go.

DIY Serving Stand


3 plates of choice $1 each
2 candle sticks $1 each
E6000 Glue $3

I didn’t want to mark the center on the actual plates, so I make a paper template for the bottom plate. I was able to eyeball the other 2 due to the design.

The key to this tutorial is turning the candlesticks upside down. That gives more surface area for cupcakes or other goodies. E6000 Glue has a very strong odor, so I suggest that you glue and let it dry outside of the house. I glued it out in my garage.

I just *LOVE* my stand! It looked so festive with our yummy Christmas snacks at our party on Saturday. It’s washed and sitting on our dining room table now and I just smile each time I see it!

While I used mine for our Christmas party, it’s great for any party gathering. Each stand will be different depending on the dishes you use. What special event or holiday will you use yours for?


Tuesday 17th of April 2018

Which plates did you use from the Dollar Tree? Specifically the sizes? This looks gorgeous and is exactly what I've been looking for.

Diana Rambles

Tuesday 17th of April 2018

Hi Dee! Thanks for asking. I just went and measured. The bottom is about 10" across. The middle plate is slightly smaller. The top plate is about 6" across and it's actually a pillar candle plate. I made this several years ago so I am not if sure Dollar Tree has the same exact plates or not. You might consider a thrift store or garage sale for unique plates. Don't forget to turn the candlesticks over for max space. :)

Kimberly Glinski

Friday 27th of September 2013

It turned out beautifully! I love it so much that I'm going to make one also! Thanks for the tip on how to carry it out and thanks for linking it up to Throwback Thursday!Kim

Anne @ Domesblissity

Wednesday 2nd of January 2013

Hi Diana! Happy New Year. I've seen these done before but you make it look so easy. I'm going to start making some of these this year. I'm featuring it at Thriving on Thursday tomorrow. Hope you'll be able to share some more of your fantastic projects again with us all this year.

Anne xx


Saturday 22nd of December 2012

This is such a great idea! I pinned it for future reference. :)Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

Angie Ouellette-Tower

Saturday 22nd of December 2012

Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!Debi @ adornedfromabove.comAngie @

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