Monday, March 7, 2016

Craft It - Easy Marble Dessert Stands for under $5

Hey! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am so excited that so many of you liked my plastic Easter egg succulent planters from last week. Today's project was inspired by those little succulent planters. After making them, I had a bunch of egg tops laying around and needed a project to use them on up. That is when I decided to use a piece of large marble tile to create little dessert stands! They are so easy to make and really elevate (ha!) your dessert display into something pretty and unique.

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs
Easy DIY Marble and Gold Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs

If you can use a hot glue gun, then these desserts stands will be a snap for you to put together. Follow along below for the full tutorial.


 The Supplies:
Begin by using your pencil and ruler to make lines across the back of the tile so that you can find the absolute middle.

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs

Now that you have the center marked, add a nickel sized portion of hot glue and affix your egg top. You will want to make sure that your egg is centered and not tipped at all or your pedestal will be crooked. You can either use a level on the egg itself to make sure it is straight, or flip the pedestal over before the glue has a chance to harden and make sure that it is level that way.

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs

Once your pedestals are assembled, use your gold paint pen to paint the edges of the pedestal for that extra special gold touch.

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs

Once the gold paint is dry, they are ready to use. The tops of the marble tile are food safe, but not the painted edges. So I would suggest either using a pretty piece of cut paper under the food, or not letting the food touch the edges.

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs
I personally love the pop of color that the Easter egg brings to the pedestal and because we used the large eggs, it is really sturdy.

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs
Just think how cute your cupcakes or macarons would look all piled on these marble beauties! I recently used them to have a cupcake at every place setting of my spring table photo shoot and they were just perfect! The color pops, marble, and gold are the perfect combo!

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs

Easy DIY Marble Dessert Stands for under $5 using Plastic Easter Eggs
I hope you enjoyed this easy DIY. Be sure to check back tomorrow because I have yet another use for plastic Easter eggs that is going to blow you away. At least I hope!

P.S. If you like this idea for using up your old plastic Easter eggs, take a look at this fun pipe cleaner flower vase for the kids to get their craft on too!

http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/kid-friendly-spring-flower-vases


*Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means that I get a percent of the sale if you were to happen to purchase something that I link to. The price is the same for you either way, but I get a little commission that helps me pay for more supplies to make even more awesome blog posts for you!

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