- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
I had a lot of people asking how I did this when I posted it on Sunday. I will try to make this a good DIY instruction with the photos I took without knowing I’d make it a DIY forum. I found where to do these at here, so if you want/need better directions that is a good place to go! Please forgive my photos!
What You’ll Need: 3 Clay Pots, 3 Clay bottoms (my sizes were 8″, 11 3/4″ and 12 1/2″), Square scrapbooking paper, your choice in color acrylic paint and those spongy paint brushes.
Step 1: Locate Clay pots and bottoms at a hardware store or maybe even a craft store – I found mine on sale at Menards and Lowe’s. The middle sections holding up the bottoms are about 6 inch diameter clay pots. Each round goes up in size.
Step 2: Paint your pots the desired color. I found I didn’t need any sort of primer or anything. Two coats did it with just my cream paint and it looks fantastic. Use your spongey paint brush to get into any crevices or awkward edges for smooth lines. There is no need to paint the middle, unless you are choosing to not use paper or anything. Be patient! Let your first coat dry fairly well before adding a second coat. I got wild with my first coat just to get things covered, but you want to take your time on the second coat for smooth lines.
Step 3: Cut out your paper to the desired size to match the bottom of the tray. I used a compass for my 8″ round but found it wouldn’t reach for the others so I had to do some fancy Geometry work to start it. In the end, I just traced around the bottom of the trays and made sure to cut a little smaller.
Step 4: Once you have the the size/fit that you want, glue it down. I used hot glue. I learned that you have to be quick or else it will dry really fast. So if you’re finicky, put a small dab of glue in the middle put your paper where you want it, and work your way to the edge with glue so you don’t get hard, dry glue spots. *Its a bitch to peel off*
Step 5: Assemble. Once everything is dry and good to go assemble your cake stand how you would like it. I held off on glueing the entire thing together because I need to store it for about a year. However, if you would like to put it all together at once, make sure everything is balanced and centered. I’m assuming that hot glue will work best for these to be put together.
Here are some other photos of it:
In the above picture, you can really see how the clay pots work.