October 16, 2011

Repurposed Tiered Treat Stand

Got any old aluminum cake pans laying around? How about old candlesticks? That's about all you'll need to make this cool vintage-ey tiered stand you can use for sweets and snacks at a party, a fruit and veggie stand in your kitchen, a caddy for craft or school materials, even a "sweet treat" stand at a wedding!

I first saw this idea on Pinterest, posted by a blog called The Crafting Chicks. Here is their version:

I couldn't wait to run to the thrift store for some pans (I already had a nice big wooden candlestick I planned on sawing in half).

Their version had three tiers with a thin candlestick, but I wanted to change it up a bit to make it my own and use the materials I had to work with. The best part about this project is that it cost me around $2 to make!

Here is what I used to make the stand:

-First, I sawed the wooden candlestick in half. 
-Then, I nailed through the top of the smaller cake pan into 
the top of one piece of the candle stick to secure them together. 
-I repeated the same process for the bottom cake pan, nailing 
through the bottom into the base of the candlestick.

-Then, I added a touch of vintage handmade lace 
I snagged at a garage sale by painting it on with Mod Podge.
My boys were ready to devour the fall treats I was bringing to them 
on my newly made tiered treat stand! 

Oops! I'm sorry for making your mouth water for caramel apples...ha ha...

These might be healthier snacks to crave!

Linking up with these parties.


  1. Love this idea i'm going to my grandmothers kitchen to see what I can find...and those apples look so yummy!

  2. That's really a great idea and looks perfect for treats!!! I am thinking of making one and then filling it for Christmas with pine cones, round Christmas ornaments and some pine sprigs and maybe a string of twinkly lights if I can figure out how to hide the cord.

  3. Thanks ladies! I love the idea because it is so versatile and gives old pans a new use and looks so unique too. Best of luck trying the idea yourselves!

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  5. so so cute - ive seen that on Pinterest as well but im glad you did it yourself - it looks fabulous, so inspiring to do one! :)

  6. Thanks for the kind comments! By the way it would probably be much easier to use an electric saw, (on my wish list) but my hand saw did the job!


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