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DSC_0546 Aged brandy balls all nice and pretty!


While doing some Christmas shopping, the hubbs and I came across a cute little 3-tier cake stand for roughly $50. I loved it, but being as frugal as I am… I just couldn’t justify the cost. We do entertain fairly frequently and I wanted something similar, but I put it on the back burner until I could find something cheaper. Well, cheaper ended up being $25 at Goodwill and a glue gun. I was running errands this morning and decided to pop on over to Goodwill since it was along my route. A few cute pieces of dishware, some vases, and some glass candlestick holders later I walked out carrying the basis for five different confectionery stands. Mine aren’t perfect, and most of them have a slight tilt, or aren’t exactly level, but considering the small cost and amount of time to make them, I’m not at all bothered by it. Check out the photos below for a tutorial!


DSC_0500 The goodwill haul


DSC_0510 My fancy shmancy 5$ glue gun


DSC_0512 Glue around the edge


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<p id="attachment_519" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0546.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-519" alt="DSC_0546" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0546-685x1024.jpg" width="660" height="986" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Aged brandy balls all nice and pretty!</snap> </p>
<p>While doing some Christmas shopping, the hubbs and I came across a cute little 3-tier cake stand for roughly $50. I loved it, but being as frugal as I am&#8230; I just couldn&#8217;t justify the cost. We do entertain fairly frequently and I wanted something similar, but I put it on the back burner until I could find something cheaper. Well, cheaper ended up being $25 at Goodwill and a glue gun. I was running errands this morning and decided to pop on over to Goodwill since it was along my route. A few cute pieces of dishware, some vases, and some glass candlestick holders later I walked out carrying the basis for five different confectionery stands. Mine aren&#8217;t perfect, and most of them have a slight tilt, or aren&#8217;t exactly level, but considering the small cost and amount of time to make them, I&#8217;m not at all bothered by it. Check out the photos below for a tutorial!</p>
<p id="attachment_505" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0500.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-505" alt="DSC_0500" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0500-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">The goodwill haul</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_507" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a style="color: #d54e21;" href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0510.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-507" style="padding: 5.265625px; background-color: #f0f0f0;" alt="DSC_0510" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0510-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">My fancy shmancy 5$ glue gun</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_508" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0512.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-508" alt="DSC_0512" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0512-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Glue around the edge</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_509" align="aligncenter" width="660"]<img class=" wp-image-509" alt="DSC_0514" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0514-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /> Candlestick holder inverted on the bottom of the bowl, into the glue[/caption]</p>
<div id="attachment_511" style="width: 670px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-510" style="padding: 5.265625px;" alt="DSC_0516" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0516-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /><p class="wp-caption-text"><a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0517.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-511" alt="DSC_0517" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0517-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a>Repeat the gluing process with the bottom of the candlestick holder and the bottom plate. It really is that easy!</p></div>
<p>[caption id=&#8221;attachment_513&#8243; align=&#8221;aligncenter&#8221; width=&#8221;660&#8243;> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0521.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-513" alt="DSC_0521" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0521-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Finding the center of the bottom plate</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_514" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0526.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-514" alt="DSC_0526" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0526-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Gluing the bottom&#8230;</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_515" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0528.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-515" alt="DSC_0528" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0528-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Centering the red piece around the center dot I created</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_516" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0533.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-516" alt="DSC_0533" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0533-685x1024.jpg" width="660" height="986" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Repeated the process once more for the middle plate and top plate</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_512" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0519.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-512" alt="DSC_0519" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0519-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">A flat plate to match the one with the bowl for the top</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_517" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0536.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-517" alt="DSC_0536" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0536-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Plain white plates with clear glass piece</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_518" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0537.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-518" alt="DSC_0537" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0537-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">All five finished pieces!</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_504" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0499.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-504" alt="Centar pillar for the green stand - so pretty! " src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0499-685x1024.jpg" width="660" height="986" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Center pillar for the green stand &#8211; so pretty!</snap> </p>
<p id="attachment_503" align="aligncenter" width="660"> <a href="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0495.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-503" alt="DSC_0495" src="http://reishka.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSC_0495-1024x685.jpg" width="660" height="441" /></a> <snap class="wpimgcaption">Candlestick that is the pillar for the tray with the bowl on top.</snap> </p>
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