This colorful basket cake stand is sure to be the star of your tablescape

Cake stands set the stage for any table’s sweetest star: a glistening blueberry pie or lightly iced, scrumptious cupcakes for example. This basket cake stand project not only holds and presents desserts, it ceremoniously unveils them. Its top is a basket rather than glass, so it creates anticipation when it’s placed on the table because guests can’t see what’s underneath.
The color possibilities are endless when it comes to painting your basket. Pastels would be ideal for a baby shower or Easter, while bright orange would befit a Halloween party table.
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Materials
- Round basket, with a top that has a diameter of 12 inches
- Jar of chalk paint
- Bowl for the chalk paint
- Paintbrush, about 4 to 5 inches wide
- Large wooden craft bead with pre-drilled hole through it
- Hot glue gun
-Hot glue sticks
- Unfinished wooden candlestick
- Unfinished wooden disk, 12 inches in diameter
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Instructions
1. Place your basket on the work surface with the top portion on the work surface and the bottom facing upward.
2. Fill the bowl with the chalk paint.
3. Coat the entire exterior of the basket with paint using the paintbrush. Coat the basket well, and fill all the crevices with paint.
4. Take the wooden bead and apply hot glue around one of the holes.
5. Glue it to the bottom center portion of the basket.
6. Apply hot glue to the top portion of the candlestick, around where the indentation is where a candle would be placed.
7. Glue the candlestick to the center of the wooden disk.
8. Allow the glue to dry.
9. Pick up the piece and place it on a surface so the disk is on top, and place the basket on top of it. The stand can now be filled with a cake, pie or any kind of baked surprise.
Keep sweet treats a secret, and reveal them beautifully with this basket cake plate.
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