Creating a DIY Serving Stand is easy and frugal with cheap glassware from your cabinet, a thrift store, or Dollar Tree. Get creative by mixing and matching dishware for a one-of-a-kind way to display finger food at your next gathering.
Today is day two of my Dollar Store Craft Week is an $1 DIY Tiered Serving Tray. I have wanted a 3-tiered stand for a long time but have not found one that I really like or that was a price I am willing to pay. This DIY Cupcake Stand caught my attention, but I am not a fan of the white plates. I decided that glass was the way to go.
DIY 3 Tier Serving Tray
This is a very easy craft to make. The biggest issue is getting the items centered while gluing.
I did not 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 two due to the design on the plates.
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 used it out in the garage.
|Tips for Using E6000 Glue|
|use & dry in a well-ventilated area|
|wear a face mask|
|wear disposible gloves|
|let it cure for 24-72 hours|
E6000 Glue is also used for this Elevated Chip & Dip Bowl.
I just *LOVE* my stand! It looked so festive with our yummy Christmas snacks at our party on Saturday. It is 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 is 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?
- 3 plates
- 2 candlesticks
- E6000 Glue
- face mask
- Wash and dry the dishware.
- Mark the center of each plate so you know where to place the candlesticks.
- Put on gloves and a face mask to protect yourself from the glue.
- Turn each candlestick over and glue in place. Upside down allows for more room on the serving tray.
- Let the glue cure for 24 to 72 hours. If you want to make sure it is properly dried, give it the full 72 hours.
Check out stands created by readers here on Pinterest. Please upload your creation so we can all see it!
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