DIY: Cake Stand Dome

DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }

I just got back from Arizona where I loved seeing all the beautiful cacti and succulents everywhere and especially the gorgeous and creative succulent terrariums my sister-in-law made in various containers. I was in a mission to drive to one of our favorite places, ReStore (a Habitat for Humanity home supply recycling store and donation site) to grab a light pendant to transform in a beautiful terrarium (I’ll write another post and tutorial about that next week). In the lighting area, I found a pile of these light fixture covers and I couldn’t resist grabbing a few to transform them in beautiful domes for my cake stand collection. Don’t these give the most wonderful vintage flair to cake stands?

You’ll need:
  • Light fixture covers – only $2 a piece at my local ReStore
  • Knobs from Anthropologie, World Market or Hardware store – cost between $3 to $6  each.
  • Fender Washer 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ – costs $0.12 at my local home improvement store.

Total cost : +/- $6 each dome

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DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }

DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }
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ReStore: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian non-profit organization that builds homes around the world for those who can’t afford them.  They take donations of time, money, materials, and manpower to build homes.  When they have extra materials from construction or donations they sell them at ReStore locations across the country.  Last time we visited our local ReStore we found some amazing deals, like a $3000 stainless steel fridge for less than half price, a new stackable LG washer/dryer, tiles and a marble double sink top.  There’s also plenty of material for creative repurposing.  You can pick up an old bronze chandelier and add a coat of paint to make a “new” modern light fixture for under $30.  They’ll also haul away your old building materials or furniture for free.

Click here to find a ReStore near you.