This small DIY cake stand “can” be used for cake without the top tier but it’s really meant for holding fruit, cookies, nuts, candy, cupcakes tea bags etc. Made from clay pots, it’s simple and inexpensive to make and looks lovely sitting on your counter or table or buffet. In fact you can make a matching set with our Elegant DIY Clay Pot Sugar Dispenser. We even have another version of a DIY Sugar Bowl here that we made to match our kitchen makeover. So grab you some clay pots and have fun!
DIY Cake Stand Etc. Supplies
- Terracotta Pots (we used a 2 1/2″ & 4″)
- Terracotta Plates (we used a 8″ & 4″)
- Epoxy or Strong Clear Glue
- Paint, White
- Mod Podge (optional for graphics)
- Graphics Download Below(optional)
MISC COLORS As we did several styles but only show the one, here are some of the colors we used for the others:
Download Mod Podge Graphics
Gather your supplies. We used the pot & plate sizes listed above, but you can use 10″-4″ plates with 6″-2 1/2″ pots in the arrangement of your choice.
Begin by painting the pots and plates with an acrylic paint.
TIP: If you opt for spray paint, be sure to coat everything in a base coat of acrylic first. This will allow the spray paint to adhere to the porous surface more easily, preventing the need for 3-4 coats.
Once dry, disperse a significant amount of epoxy.
Mix thoroughly per the instructions.
Using a craft stick, apply a generous amount of epoxy to the bottom of your largest clay pot.
Let set for 15 minutes. Place a line of epoxy around the lip of the smallest pot.
Carefully flip over and place in the center of the large plate. Let dry overnight.
This project is so quick and simple that you’ll have a beautiful counter top stand in no time! Use it to hold fruit, tea, cooking spices or your cell phone and keys. Want an easy to do design? Check out our free printables that give you a variety of options that you can print, cut and easily Mod Podge onto the plate surfaces prior to gluing!
Hi Nancy, I LOVE these ideas ! Is it safe to put food on the acrylic paint and mod podge or do I spray it after with some type of “sealer”. TIA
I, personally, use them with just the Mod Podge sealer and then hand wash or wipe them off. But it’s not “officially” food safe in the full sense of the word. However, so much of normal plastic things are not technically food safe either. I know they have a dishwasher safe Mod Podge. I’m sure there are food safe sealers out there but they are tricky to find. If you do fine one please share. Ü
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Where can I find a list of paints, glue etc. I love this idea of yours and every thing is so eloquent.
We’re in the middle of packing for a move so I didn’t have access to the paints but I “think” these are the other colors used besides white, for the other tiers. The red bowl was a bowl we already had and was not painted.. The glue was an epoxy and its listed under Supplies on the post. All Apple Barrel brand. Turquoise, Pretty in Pink and Spring Green. Amazon should carry but any craft store or Walmart with a craft area should have them. Ü Thanks a bunch!
Hi there, would a terracotta pot hold the weight of a 3 tier wedding cake? Would like to use one to hold a piece of marble, just wondering if it will be sturdy??
I would “think” a large one would definitely hold it.They are really thick and sturdy!
How do you clean the 3 tiered stand made from flower pots and saucers? I think it is a very neat plan and would make a great gift if it is easy to clean and safe for foods
Hi Laura! You’d need to just wipe them by hand. Though they make dishwasher safe Mod Podge I’d still probably wipe them by hand myself. Ü
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