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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Pom Pom Wreath

Pom Pom Wreath { Be What We Love}Every other year I try to make a new wreath for our house. Do you remember our Yarn Wreath Tutorial from last year? Well, still having some yarn leftover, I decided to create a wreath full of pom-poms. You can find various online tutorials on how to make yarn pom-poms, my favorite tutorial is from the Craft, Interrupted blog. I used clover pom-pom maker, which are super easy to use and comes in 4 sizes.

You’ll need:

  • 10″ or 12″ styrofoam wreath
  • 35-40 pom-poms (I made smaller ones to fill any gap)
  • glue gun
  • 2 glue sticks

Directions:

Start glueing the pom-poms from inside, arrange the pom poms closely together, filling in your entire wreath form.

Optional:  ribbon to wrap the wreath and bow ribbon to hang or embellish your pom-pom wreath. I just thought wrapping around before glueing the pom pom would give a better finish in the back, and make sure there are no blank white spaces.  But it’s not required. 😉

Pom Pom Wreath { Be What We Love}

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