DIY Homemade Vintage China Cake Stand..♥

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.
DIY Homemade Vintage China Cake Stand..♥

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.

DIY Homemade Vintage China Cake Stand..♥
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.
DIY Homemade Vintage China Cake Stand..♥
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!
DIY Homemade Vintage China Cake Stand..♥
Overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my DIY cake stand!
What do you think?
DIY Homemade Vintage China Cake Stand..♥


  1. June 3, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    This is gorgeous, I love it! I am definitely going to be trying this, it's such a simple but beautiful idea. Thank you for posting, I love your blog! xx

  2. June 3, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    Fabulous 🙂
    Make me one! 😀

    xoxo Lisa

  3. June 3, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    Using a tile drill piece will be better for drilling through plates – stops them cracking like you experienced with the first try.

  4. June 3, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    Wow that's amazing! I would love to do this as wanted one for ages but they're quite expensive

    Could you share the amazon link where you bought the stand part please?



  5. June 7, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Amazing idea! Love it x

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