Friday, August 10, 2012

Embroidery hoop cake/dessert stands


A few weeks ago a rummage sale was coming to a close and the deal was $1 for a bag of wonderfulness.  A number of embroidery hoops made it into my bag, as well as some pink fabric and other goodies that will be used in other projects once inspiration hits.


I went on a Pinterest search and was inspired to make cake/dessert stands by this post from The Sweetest Occasion.

I followed her directions fairly closely.  I did find that I needed to use a craft knife to cut the foam board to get a cleaner cut.  I also hot glued the foam circles to the inside of the hoops to insure that they would be secure.  FYI-I found foam board at the Dollar Tree for a buck a piece.  That's the cheapest I've ever seen it, even when it's on sale at other places.



The vase used for the tallest stand was found in a box of vases on the side of the road.  The jars came via my pantry.




Using the scraps from my fabric, I made confetti to nest my burlap flower and origami butterfly.
My tutorial for the flower is found here.
I used this tutorial to make the butterfly.


I like that these dessert stands can be customized by changing out the fabric and/or the nested items in the jars.


23 comments:

  1. Those are really cute & really creative!!!

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  2. Very cute! I LOVE embroidery hoops... Just bought 8 more yesterday at hobby lobby for various projects!

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  3. Holy cow, I NEVER wouldn've thought to do something like this. I've been looking at getting a cakestand lately and I love the little skirt on these ones! So cute. Thanks for sharing! New follower here. Yay for being blog friends! :)

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  4. wow this looks amazing! Perfect for a birthday party too, I'm stopping by from a blog hop! Feel free to stop by at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  5. How cute are those....love that idea! I would love to have a big collection of embroidery hoops just to display -- I think they are so cool!

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  6. I love these, but I do have a question. Would you use a plate on top to keep the fabric clean. Maybe white or glass, or maybe even just a plain flat piece of glass. I am just kind of messy when I am cutting cakes. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It is opened until Sunday night.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/apple-cinnamon-roll-pull-aparts-and.html
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  7. So cute!! I love using cakes rand for my cookie shots, but I hate the glare that from the glass. I was just thinking the other day I need to look for something with a matte surface....this would be perfect!!

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  8. Those are adorable! I love how you've put "goodies" inside the bases too!

    Tania

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  9. These are so cute!! I love them. Your newest follower. :)

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

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  10. These are sooo stinking adorable! Love the sweet colors and they are just soo clever! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  11. So cute! Thanks for linking up to my party! I appreciate it!

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  12. I think these are so cute!! What a creative idea!!

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  13. I've seen a lot of things done with hoops, but this really takes the cake!!! Very pretty and so very creative of you! I also love the colors, great choice! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  15. Sorry this is late, but better late then never. Thanks so much for sharing with last week with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  16. ok, this is WICKED smart! i'm always so nervous about the DIY cake stands that use spray paint to color plates-- who wants to eat off of spray paint?! but clean fabric is a great way to go!

    will you share this at my new link party? i think my fellow crafters/bakers would love this idea! http://www.happyhomeblog.com/weekend-warrior/weekend-warrior-2/

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  17. Carrie,
    These are so cute. Thanks so much for all your sweet comments over at Pose Perfection. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  18. Really cute! You definitely need to throw a party!

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  19. these look so cute and shabby! it's a wonderful idea!

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  20. Adorable! I would love for you to link this up to my Tutorial Link Party today!!!

    TUTORIAL LINK PARTY
    http://www.thecreativeorchard.blogspot.com/2012/08/tutorial-link-party.html

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