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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tiered Dessert Plates -With interchangeable designs!

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This was one of those project that you're so glad when it's finished (and don't want to do again for a while).

But I do think that it really did turn out great!





I'm excited to use it, which will be tonight!

I used stove burner covers. And guess were I got them?


The dollar store of coarse!
(A lot of my crafts somehow involves the dollar store.)

Yeah they're not so cute here.

I got the 3rd top tier from the lid of a small round tin,
also from the dollar store.

Here's the tutorial:

You will need stove burners, or some kind of plate.
You will also need 3 short pedestals for the center.

Like these...


I found these in the stair rail/base board section of a home department store.
The first two were one piece that I cut in half (if you end up doing this make sure you cut it straight unlike mine. It caused me some havoc later on).

I also got three little round "feet" for the bottom tier.


1) Locate center and drill a hole (the hole is to drill the pedestals to).




2) Spray paint the tins (use a metal spray paint if it's on metal).
I used here a Black Satin Oil Rubbed Bronze

Do light coats and move away from puddles on newspaper so it won't stick to it.



3) Spray paint the pedestals. (I just used regular back spray paint since it was wood).

4) Once dried put tins and pedestals together.

Mine were screwed together. You can use a metal/wood glue for this part as well.



The bottom tin I screwed a few screw up through the bottom pedestal to stabilize it better.


5) Now if you like you can seal the wood to the tin a little better with glue. My pedestals were not cut very straight so I needed the glue. You may not have to do this part if it feels stable already.


6) Then I glued the  three little "feet" (I can't remember what these are called) to the bottom.



7) After the glue was dry you can give a another light coat of spray paint for a finishing touch . It gets a little scuffed up when you're trying to put the tiers together.


That's it for the tier stand!

I made one in a cream color too.

(The cream on needs another coat of spray paint, but I ran out).



But to make it even a little more interesting I added some scrapbook paper to the tin plates!


Just measure the tin plates and centers and cut out a circle.
Also cut a slit to the center in the paper (not shown here, but you can see in on the top pink tier in the last photo). Then slide it around the pedestals.

Tip: You'll want to make the large outer circle a bit smaller than the tin plates and the small inner circle a little larger. It just makes it easier to place it in.








The best part is you can change these out and match it for any occasion!




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65 comments:

  1. I can do this! What an easy craft! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! I am visiting fro Not JUST A Housewife.

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  2. This is GENIUS. Not even exaggerating... I love it! You never fail to inspire me!

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  3. I love this idea! Makes me want to run to Goodwill and buy some of those ugly tins! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Now that is cute and one of kind for sure. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. Have fun!

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  5. I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! I definitely need to make this!
    I am your newest follower- I would love to have you follow me back!
    Thanks!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  6. LOVE it! I'm so making myself some of these!

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  7. One of the favorite projects I have seen among all these craft blogs. Wow. Ingenious and beautiful. Thanks!

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  8. What a great idea! So easy and so inexpensive!

    Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Warrior. See you next week!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  9. I love this project! I am going to have to try this on a day when I have some patience and help from my man!! Thanks so much for sharing! You are so creative! Keep up the work - I am now a follower!

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  10. Very cute idea. I've been looking for one of these to buy but now I think I'll try this cute project. Great idea!!

    xoxo
    Ivy

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  11. what a cute and great idea! I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  12. OMG! I'm totally loving this! And totally copying this - great project...love how your show lots of how to do's as well as pictures!! I think I found my project for the 3 day weekend! Thanks for sharing...I'm your newest follower and hope you'll stop over this weekend and join my linky party!

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  13. You are way too crafty for me! LOL Who would have thought of using stove burner covers for that! Good job! I have learned that my painting skills are not the best, so I have to be careful with what I refinish!
    Thanks for linking this up to my Organizing Mission link party!

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  14. I love! I am so going to make over summer break. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. Check me out a www.sciencesoftballandsomethingsweet.blogspot.com.

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  15. Well these are just pure genius! And I can see they were a bit of work but I am guessing they are worth it!! Love them!

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  16. Very cute ~ but what a lot of work.
    Nice job

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  17. Oooh, I love how you made these using those stove covers! awesome!

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  18. I was just out yesterday looking for one of the 3 tier galvanized trays to hold my thread and sewing supplies. I didn't find one. I AM going to make this. Thanks!

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  19. They turned out great! Love how you can personalize the colors depending on the celebration or your decor. Terrific tutorial, too! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you linked up something you made/did/bought before blogging. The link will be open til next week. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

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  20. OMG that's so cute!! love the idea!

    Tiffany, I blog over at http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com

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  21. These look super fantastic and expensive!! Love it!!

    How fancy frugal of you....:)

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  22. They turned out so great! I love the flair the patterned paper adds. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  23. These are really cute. How very resourceful!

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  24. Oh my gosh, how clever!! Thank you for linking up to "It's a Party"!

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  25. I love the idea of your design. Thank you! it's very helpfull.

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  26. Fantastic ornamental decarations and unique gifts - great for sweets or biscuits - nice creativity!

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  27. Wow I love your nifty idea of burner covers and being able to change it and use if for all year!!!

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  28. Those are SERIOUSLY adorable!! You did a great job and we are so thrilled you shared them with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  29. Love these! Found them on Pinterest and had to share them on my FB page! Great idea!

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  30. LOVE it! What a great idea!

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  31. Looks great! I could totally use something like this for my cookie buffet at my wedding! Totally adding this to my favorites -- thank you!

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  32. I adore these. What a fabulous idea. I am not sure I can cut the wood straight either though!

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  33. Great idea! Would love for you to share this in my Summer Fun Fest Linky Party!
    fussymonkeybiz.blogspot.com

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  34. LOVE it to pieces!
    Gonna make as gifts!

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  35. What a great idea! Loved how they turned out...especially how you can change out the table for any theme! Beautiful.

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  36. I love how some people can look at an ordinary object like stove covers and turn it into something completely different. So creative!

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  37. Now those are just cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. LOVE it! Need to put this on my forever growing to-do list!

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  39. These are so cute, but is spray paint safe to eat off of?

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  40. Shelli that's a great question.

    I called Krylon @ 1-800-4krylon to ask. They said that you should never put food directly on the painted surface. But a paper liner should be fine but only do this after a week (that's how long it can take for the fumes to "out gas" or cure from the painted product).

    Thanks for asking now I know!

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  41. Can you tell me how you screwed the middle layer in? I can't quite wrap my mind around how it was put together. It seems like once you screw 2 layers together, you would no longer have access to the middle tier to add the last one.
    Does that make any sense? lol

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  42. genius! i'm quite tempted to try it out this weekend! thanks for the tute!

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  43. If you look close at the 5th picture on this post you'll see on the first pedestal has a screw on the top and the small last one has it on the bottom.

    I took a drill bit and screwed a hole into the top and bottom of the middle pedestal. Then twisted the the pieces together with the metal tins in place.

    I can see how that's confusing. I hope that helps though.

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  44. This is great and so creative! I love the cream and pink one! Great tut with great pics. Saw this on pinterest :)

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  45. Just found your blog thru pinterest. I keep seeing these but, I wasn't sure how to make one. I've got to make one! Lol! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  46. Hi Heather! I found your tiered dessert platter on Pinterest, made my own and blogged about it :) I went the easy way...with glue, but I love how you can change out the paper in your tiers!

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  47. This is fabulous! I am off to the $ store to hunt up some tins.

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  48. How many cupcakes would one of these hold?

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  49. It can hold a dozen regular sized cupcakes. I could probably fit a few more before it got too crowded.

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  50. Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial, I will be making a couple of these for my craft room soon!!

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  51. found you on pinterest...love this idea

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  52. nanny1951@centurylink.netApril 22, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    I got a little lost between steps 3 and 4. You said they were screwed together. Did you use screws that were all threads or am I missing something? Sorry, but I was assembling my supplies before trying these and just got lost!

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  53. Love this little DIY project. I got eclectic and use different shapes and sizes of old ones I had replaced and kept for some odd reason. Been using it for cookies and munchies and such. So nice. Thanks for the idea and process. I made some stencils and put some flower designs on them. So cute!!

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  54. I needed one of these to put croched cupcakes on and this is "sew" perfect for my project! Thanks! :)

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  55. very clever.... i'm gonna try doing it with a zinc paint. I saw a zinc 3-tiered stand today for $120!! and wanted it so much! But no way gonna spend $120 on it!

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  56. This is totally awesome..thank you! I was looking for a 3-tier cupcake stand and a friend showed me this.. I love this site!

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  57. I saw this on pinterest & really love your turorial! Thanks we have a yearly women's tea @ mothers day that our church holds & these would be great for any table or theme - and price is within the budget too. Thanks so much for sharing :0) junksterchick.blogspot.com

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  58. Does anyone know how many cupcakes you can get on this 3-tier cupcake stand?

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  59. Did you use three different sizes of the covers or are the bottom two the same size? I can only find 8in and 10 in covers.

    eatrunteach@gmail.com

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  60. I to am curious as to where you found the three different sizes of eye covers or did you use something else?

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  61. Amazing, thank you for posting this!

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  62. I had pinned the picture of your tiered stand long ago, and was looking for old pans that I never laid hands on. BUT: I found beautiful old glass bowls and matching old plates, and designed my own tiered stand. Have a look at it here: http://rebekkascraftroom.blogspot.ch/2013/08/une-etagere-fruits-en-deux-temps-trois.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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