As you have probably seen, I have been collecting lots of odd bits of crockery and china from charity shops and carboot sales lately. I had an idea that I wanted to make my own cake stand using real vintage china. So I started keeping my eyes open for things I could use.
Firstly, I bought a cake stand handle from eBay for less than £2. They gave a choice of gold or silver, and I picked a silver one.
I then selected three pieces of crockery that I wanted to use. As this was my first try at ever doing this, I chose to use some rather basic pieces rather than my finest china! I chose a big dinner plate for the bottom, a side plate for the middle, and a teacup and saucer for the top. All of these were sourced secondhand for less than £1 each.
My Dad used an electric drill with a sharp drill bit to make a hole in the centre of each piece. Then we attached the handle through the middle of them to make the cake stand. On the first go, drilling the big dinner plate, it did crack a little, but after a bit of practise the other two were easier to do. Although the plates are harder to make holes in that you might think! They are very thick and took a long time to drill through!
Overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my DIY cake stand!
What do you think?