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DIY Dollar Store Cake Stands

You can easily create your own DIY dollar store cake stands with a few dollar store products and chalk paint for glass!

For some reason I am drawn to cake and cupcake stands.  I see them on Pinterest  and have made a tiered tray for cookies and cupcakes but have never tried to make these individual stands until now.  I am so glad I did and am loving my new DIY Dollar Store Cake Stands!

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Cake and cupcake stands are the best. Check out how I created some DIY Dollar Store Cake Stands. They are easy to make and look great! -

DIY Dollar Store Cake Stands

I love the farmhouse look so when I saw these cute milk bottle vases at the dollar store I knew they would be perfect for a DIY Dollar Tree cake stand.  Plus this DecoArt chalky finishes for glass is easy to use and comes in a lot of different colors.  It is a chalk paint for glass. I have used it before on my chip and dip pieces.

DIY dollar store cake stands are easy to make and are so budget friendly. Check out how I made some of my own. -

Supplies Needed To Make DIY Dollar Store Cake Stands

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Materials List

Milk Bottle Vase – this link is to Amazon as I could not find them on the Dollar Tree website.  It is a good option if you not close to a Dollar Tree or your store doesn’t have them.

Flat Candle Holder – Again, this link is to Amazon.  If you can get to a Dollar Tree it would save you some money!

DecoArt Chalky Finish For Glass – I used these colors

Foam Brush

Sanding Block


E600 Adhesive

Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish

There were so many fun candle holders and vases at the dollar store that could be used as a base for this project.  It was fun to look around and see them in a different way.

Step 1:

Wash and dry all of the glass pieces and then paint the outside of the bottle and the bottom of the flat candle holder with the glass chalk paint using the foam brush.  

I put on a nice, thick coat of the paint so that I would only have to one coat and it worked perfectly.  

Let it dry completely.

Chalky Finish For Glass from DecoArt is the perfect paint for my DIY Dollar Store cake stands!

Step 2:

Using the sanding block, lightly sand the little bumps so the wording on the milk bottle stands out.  

I love the look of the sanding on the flat candle holder.  It looks like polka dots.

Step 3:

Bake the pieces if you want them to be dishwasher safe.  Place them on a baking sheet and put them in a cool oven.  Set the temp to 325 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  

Let everything cool before removing them from the oven.  This makes the pieces dishwasher safe.

Step 4:

Glue the pieces together.  Use the E600 and place glue on the top rim of the milk bottle.  Set it upside down onto the bottom of the flat candle holder and center as best you can.  

Wait at least over night but 24 hours is even better.  Then you are good to go.

DIY dollar store cakes stands are super easy to make and are so budget friendly. Plus they are so cute! -

Step 5:

Note:  If you have baked your pieces you may not need to seal them.  I am sure it is fine but I am not sure how well the varnish would hold up to the dishwasher.

Seal the paint on your Dollar Tree cupcake stand with the Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish from DecoArt.   Use a foam brush and seal the painted areas.  When you do this is gives it a satin finish which I tend to like a little better than the flat finish.

I think they would also be nice as home decor to display candles or pumpkins or whatever you like.  They are just so fun.

The DecoArt Chalky Finish For Glass painted and sanded perfectly to create these DIY dollar store cake plates! -

Glass vase milk bottles and flat candle holder plates make the perfect DIY dollar store cake plates -

Make your own DIY dollar store cake plates using vases, candle holders and DecoArt Chalky Finishes For Glass -

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Create DIY dollar store cake stands with a few simple items. You will love these in your home!

So what do you guys think?  I love them!  If you would like to watch the Facebook Live video about this project you can find it here! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Lauren Harrison

Friday 6th of December 2019

These cake stands are super cute. I have a couple of these mini milk bottles that I use for vases... I think I will have to repurpose them! There is a dairy farm outside Charlottesville and they sell there milk and yogurt at the farmers market in these bottles. A single serving of milk comes in these adorable little bottles. I'm looking at one right now and it's begging for some paint!!


Saturday 7th of December 2019

Oh how fun. You should definitely paint them. I love little milk bottles. Thanks for the nice comment!


Saturday 8th of June 2019

These are great, Michelle. I love the color you chose. Dollar Store crafts are such fun to put together.


Saturday 8th of June 2019

Thank you Beverly. I love Dollar Store crafts and am always amazed at how creative people are when coming up with things. Wow! This was a fun collection of bloggers and projects!


Tuesday 26th of September 2017

these are awesome! I love how they look, you would never guess they are from the dollar tree. I just did a dollar tree Halloween d├ęcor post, its amazing the things you can find there.


Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Hi Morgan! I have to say that I love the Dollar Tree. They do have amazing stuff. I love to use their glassware for gifts, etc. Thanks for the nice comment.

Terri Steffes

Tuesday 26th of September 2017

This is so adorable. I would make this in a minute and I am not even crafty! Super cute.


Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Haha! Well I hope you do make them because they really are easy! Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Very cute! Thanks for the Amazon links - the dollar store isn't a thing where I live and it's annoying to see all these cute dollar store crafts online with no way to get the materials!


Wednesday 16th of August 2017

You are welcome Natasha. I don't live by a lot of stores but the Dollar Store is half hour away. Thanks for letting me know that you like the links. I appreciate it very much.

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