DIY Tiered Plate Stand {Tutorial}

I’ve been meaning to share my frugal tiered plate stand project with y’all for a couple of weeks now. It isn’t an original idea by any means. These tiered plate stands are all over blogland. But, I’m excited about the one that I made, so I’m sharing it anyway. :)

Cute, huh? Less than $5 cute is even better!

I picked up two melamine plates from Target about a month ago.  I love the colors especially for Spring and Summer!  The candlestick was $1 at a thrift store.  {You can’t ever have too many cheap glass candlesticks, right?}

I broke out my white drying Gorilla glue.

Then I followed the Gorilla glue instructions – dampening one surface while putting glue on the other.  You don’t need a ton of glue because it expands while drying.

After a couple of minutes, I added the top plate the same way.

Books acted as a clamp to hold the glued parts together well.  I let it dry for about 45 minutes and then I had a totally adorable tiered plate stand!

This fabulous plate stand is perfect for outdoor entertaining, picnics or a birthday at the park!  Have fun with it!

Be sure to check out these other amazing DIY stands:

Dessert Stands by Kate

Dollar Store Stands by Jen

DIY Cupcake Stands by TidyMom

Linked to: Made By You Monday, Get Your Craft On and Kate’s Fair Weather Forum.

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  1. Gah!! I love this! Now I need to gather the necessary materials! :)

  2. Adorable! I wish I had a target nearby to grab some of their cute cheap plates!
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  3. Nice! I love the look of this! And it’s so easy and cheap too. Thanks for sharing. I’m a wanna-be crafty person. I try but seem to struggle with either my drive for perfection or my lack of crafty talent…probably more the latter. Anyway, this looks like something even I could do successfully and feel proud displaying it in my home.
    Yay!! :)

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  4. That is adorable. I am going to try my hand at this. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing ideas!
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  5. Too cute for words! I have tried this project before with less than stellar results – I think your tutorial inspired me to try again! :)
    Amie´s last blog post ..Bedroom Renovations Update

  6. This is just an adorable project! I must get some of this glue and try it.

  7. I love these stands – they look perfect for summer. I made a few with china plates, but could use some stylish plastic plate stands so I can take them outside and not worry about them getting broken.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    My best-Diane
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  8. That is SO great! I am definitely trying this one:) Thank you!

  9. Myra, you are one clever girl, I love your smarts. Gorrrrrrrilla Glue is awesome and so are you. Thanks for linking up to the party.

  10. Hopping over from Censational Girls Outdoor Party. Hope you enjoy my ‘patio time’ post. (link #205)

    Love your idea here . . . so pretty and inexpensive. I am picturing all sorts of yummy things on it . . . on my back porch.

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  11. Love this tiered plate idea. I am going to make one for myself.

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Adorable! I have no use for a stand such as that, but those beautiful plates have given me inspiration for a hand-stamped card! Thanks for sharing!
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  13. I love this! I always panic when I have to display cupcakes, then end up just cramming them on large plates. Your idea is much better, and so easy.
    Allison @ Alli ‘n Son´s last blog post ..My Fabulous Five

  14. Adorable! What a GREAT idea. These would be amazing, unique gifts. I’ll be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I picked up some very unique and beautiful china plates at the thrift store for less than a dollar. I am going to try this. So excited! Thanks!

  16. Too Cool! I have extra plates I picked up at the Goodwill (for cake giving) and extra candle sticks now I just need the glue. So glad we are going to town this week! What a great gift idea. I am thinking of filling it with treats for teachers and giving as an end of year gift. THANKS!!!

  17. Jen Lowman says:

    I love this idea and so I went to Target to get these plates and found that they actually sell these 2 plates already tiered. It was totally cute, had a silver pedestal in the middle that came out the top plate with a small handle, cute right. Well cute until I noticed the price… $17 – ACK! Do you believe that? $17 for 2 little plastic plates. GAG!
    So I am toally sticking with your thrifty version of the tiered plates, much, much easier on the pocket book! And I can make several with the different designs they have for $17! BOO YAH!
    Thanks for the thrifty tip! You’re THE BEST!

  18. I tried this project this weekend and LOVED it! It came out so cute, I can’t wait to have a dinner party so I can use it!

  19. I just picked up this tiered plate a few days ago for $5.08! I liked it so well I bought one for my mom as well. My mom loves to make delicious sweets that would look(and taste) wonderful on this. I thought it would give me an excuse to have a group of ladies over for coffee, conversation and cookies. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Love it and plan to make one soon! Dollar store here I come! :)
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  21. Modernism in the design of plate stands. Nice creativity . I too want to be a crafts man and a design a plate stand for myself like this. This is really lovely one.


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