DIY Chandelier Cake Stand


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Isn’t she puurdy?!

I’m SO excited to share my latest trash to treasure DIY cake stand with you guys. I found this old chandy at goodwill on 50% off Saturday for $4.99. I didn’t need another chandelier… but I couldn’t pass it up!  Seriously how could you for five bucks?! Well it sat in my garage for about 6 months… until TWO days before my daughters first birthday party (post coming soon) when an idea sparked.


I remembered seeing this one and as I was trying to come up with an awesome centerpiece I had one of those AH-HA moments. I love those moments…don’t you?! Where all the sudden you’re like “why didn’t I think of this sooner?!” The parties theme was ‘Pretty in Pink’ and I knew the chandelier would go along PERFECT!! I looked through my “stash” and this is what I came up with…

This is how the chandelier looked before…yikes!!

{ DIY Cake Stand }

The first thing I did was snip off all the wires with wire cutters and unscrewed the top. Next I super glued these wooden circles (found at Michael’s) onto the legs. Then I glued a curvy plate to the top (found at crate and barrel for $1.99).

Once the glue was set I took it outside and gave it a good coat of primer. Then I spray painted it with a dusty light pink. Once it was all dry I thought it needed just ONE last touch. :) I found some pearl trim in my stash (found at HL for $1.99) and glued it around the edge of the wooden circles. L-O-V-E! It was ready for the party!!

Can you believe the difference?! This may be my favorite before and after yet! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! And it looked even better with that gorgeous cake (by Sugar Dreams) on top!!
diy-cake-stand.jpgThis chandelier cake stand added the PERFECT touch to the dessert table (can’t wait to show you the rest)! I’m already thinking of what color to spray paint it next… ;)

So what do you think?!

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**UPDATE: To vie the whole party go HERE.**

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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152 comments on “DIY Chandelier Cake Stand”

  1. Me encanta!Que idea.Bsos.

  2. That is adorable I love it!! You are so clever!!

  3. this is awesome! what a really clever idea!

  4. Oh my! This is absolutely amazing!! How creative! I pinned this immediately!

  5. Beautiful! I love love love yours and the pearl detail around the wood plaques. So girly and pretty. Great Job. winks, jen

  6. Now I”M having one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments! Way too cute!!! Love it!


  7. OK! That is genius and gorgeous! Way to go girl :)

  8. Gorgeous! What a fabulous idea!!

  9. I love it! What a beautiful touch to the party! Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures :)

    <3 Bethany

  10. What a great idea!! good job it’s perfect! Can’t wait to see the rest of your girl’s party!

  11. Gorgeous! WHat a great idea!

  12. GIRL!! You are so talented! I woul have never thought this in a million years. lol!! I am inspired and think I will be heading to my local thrift store(s) to look for one. This adds a perfect touch to any party. I am truly amazed! Great Job.

  13. This is a great idea!! It turned out so cute!!

  14. This is SOOOOOOO cute!!! Absolutely love the transformation! Very clever!

  15. awesome and beautiful and soo very girly! love it!

  16. Turned out gorgeous!

  17. That is gorgeous! Love the pink, so pretty!

  18. What a GREAT idea…Wish I were that creative!!!!!!

  19. The cake stand seems a great idea for old chandelier. The color pink is really suited to blend and complement the pink cake and pink frost cupcake. The pearl looked also nice too. I love how you turned a piece of old item into a new item. Thanks for sharing the before and after photograph.

  20. I think you have an eye for hidden beauty. This is a seriously remarkable transformation! What a lovely Birthday suprise and one not likely to be forgotten. It’s just so delectable (and in my favourite colour too)!

  21. Wow! It’s perfect! I love it, thanks for sharing. Now I’ll be on the look out for chandeliers at the second hand store.

  22. This is awesome! Now where do I find one to refurbish for $5 too? Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. OMG! This is so adorable.
    I see chandeliers all the time at thrift stores, and keep passing on them—until now!

  24. What a terrific upcycle! Love this makeover! Such a creative use of the ubiquitous brass chandy. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Ummmm….wow! Such a great idea! Love it! The party looks amazing!

  26. Now that is gorgeous…..have just seen some old chandeliers in a new light…wow wow wow!!!

    now I am going to look all over for a chandelier

  28. wow that’s so interesting
    the cake is beautiful and so creative things
    thanks for share the idea.

  29. I love this. Where did you get the cupcake wrappers?

  30. Oh I just gasped! I adore this!!! Beautiful!

  31. Love this idea! I just happen to have a silver chandelier in my storage bld. I might just have to borrow this idea. Very creative.


  33. Wow, you came up with a Masterpiece!! Out of all the reasons I imagine a chandelier could be used for -this tops it! :)

  34. OMG, i LOVE IT!! I actually have a chandy almost identical in my basement. My daughter is a pastry chef, so I know she would get alot of use out of it. Thanks alot for sharing this amazing before and after!! Sue

  35. This is ADORABLE and makes such an awesome table scape. Seriously, how many of these ugly light fixtures (besides the one in my dining room, right now…said with embarrasment) do you see at the Goodwill and Restore. Great job!

  36. This chandelier cake stand is the bomb! I am totally impressed – first with even the idea to do something like this with something like that:) and secondly – how absolutely beautiful it turned out! I absolutely LOVE it!!! What a great job!

  37. This would be beautiful on a dessert table! Thanks for sharing!

  38. What an In-Gen-ious Idea!
    I love it!

  39. This is amazing! What a creative idea.

  40. What an incredibly fabulous idea!!!! Brilliant!

  41. Wow! I just don’t even know what to say. I am so amazed that you came up with this idea. Sooooo creative!!!

  42. This is amazing and beautiful! Congratulations!

  43. Your DYI dessert server is ABsolUTely FANTASTIC!!!
    What a thrill on those ah-ahhh moments…
    Thanks so much for sharing with us, you perked me up!
    Happy and Safe Holidays to you

  44. This is the cutest idea! So original. I bet your daughter loved it. Visiting from Roadside Rescue.

    I have a link party every Friday-Sunday, I would love if you would stop by and link this up, I think so many people would love to see this idea!

  45. Um, I totally am CASEing this idea–thanks so much for the tutorial!!! :) Pinning this! :)

  46. This is so beyond awesome!! I will NOW be looking for a chandelier!

  47. Girl- you are killing me with this cuteness!!!! i am so buying one next time I see it at goodwill….lol GORGEOUS!!

  48. THIS is fabulous! I love, love, love it!! Found you Sugar Bee Crafts!!

  49. It’s beautiful! And very unique.

  50. Hi, I saw your post on a linky party and I just had to stop by and tell you how adorable this was! Thank you so much for sharing! I am now your newest follower from and I hope you will follow me too! I look forward to your future blog posts :)


  51. Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer Reply

    OMG! This is so fantastic! I just love it! You could use this for anything, not just cakes! Great job!! I am visiting from Vintage Wanna Bee!

  52. What an amazing idea! I love love love it, and your blog.
    Thanks for posting.


  53. Wow, I am in love with this. This is the meaning of looking outside the box and it definitely works

  54. That is BEAUTIFUL! I love anything pink!!! I want that for MY birthday party!

  55. This is adorable. I love the soft pink color. And so creative to make it out of an old chandeleir. We have a few of those sitting around from where we have moved.

  56. What a creative idea!! It looks beautfiul! I wonder how many colors it will be spray painted in the end? lol Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring this on my Sunday Sparks. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
    Jenn ;)

  57. That is Crazy! Crazy Beautiful!!!

  58. This is fantastic!! When I saw the original one someone made I thought it was a great idea. I love how yours came out :)

  59. Oh my gosh! This is absolutely a wonderful and beautiful idea….I have one of these sitting out in my garage as we speak. I’ve ben wondering what to do with it…. thanks for the wonderful idea.

  60. What a sweet idea! I had to feature it at Scribbles and Swirls the moment I saw it. Please take a look : I hope you like it and follow along as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ Tami

  61. Girl, this is pure genious ! I have an old brass chandelier almost identical to this one that has been in storage for years. Guess what I’m gonna do with it ? You got it ! I have a few of my own twists that I want to add, but
    love your inspriration !

  62. Jamielyn, Oh does that chandy look familiar. Just like one we had in our formal diniing room and sold at a church yard sale for very little. Your cake stand looks great and I’m so glad that Tami directed me to your blog. You have me as a new follower. Hope you visit my blog, too. Thanks for the fun visit. Helen

  63. How Absolutely Adorable! Makes me want to head to Goodwill and find one to make for Christmas Eve Party!

  64. Thank you for sharing such a cute make over!

  65. Wow, this is just stunning, sharing on our blog!!

  66. This is so inspirational and dare I say it, TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! What a fantastic job. Simply said, I love it.

  67. Thrift store here I come!

  68. I can’t wait to see how it would work for us. My daughter’s 13th birthday is coming up, Hmmmm.

  69. Such a beautiful and creative project!

  70. Stefani {La Belle Parties} Reply

    So creative! It turned out just beautiful!

  71. very beautiful…i love it..

  72. OMG! I am DOING this! I’ve had a chandelier just like this WAITING for something! THIS IS SO PERFECT!

  73. I love this idea……….always liiking for great ideas. You are creative and I hope you will continue to post your ideas.

  74. Yolanda Townsend Reply

    I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS CUPCAKE STAND! I normally don’t comment on blogs but this is absolutely gorgeous and creative!!!!

  75. OMG. This is absolutely GORGEOUS and oh so creative. I must try it. P.S. I love that you found it at Goodwill! Such a great idea. Congratulations on being featured on Kara’s Party Ideas also!

  76. london underground Reply

    Hi there! I got your point but why one should consider sharing this one? =)

  77. Hi there!
    Just had to say how much I love this cake stand. Totally inspired me, so I hope you don’t mind me sharing a link to your blog on mine :)

  78. Aww, this is so sweet! Thank you for this fabulous idea! Now all those lonely chandeliers at the thrift stores will be bought up and given a new glammy job! Love it! Michelle

  79. thesis the most awesome DIY centerpiece I’ve ever seen! My daughter’s birthday is coming up – I’m headed to Goodwill now! :-) Thanks for sharing this.

  80. How creative and beautiful is that chandelier cake stand! Great job!!

  81. I LOVE this. You are so creative!

  82. Wow, wow, wow! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  83. I just recently stumbled upon your site. I just love your cakestand!!! It’s so creative. I’m on the hunt for an old chandelier! Thanks.

  84. I was wondering how you were going to accomplish this one???? Great idea! I am having a Tiered Display link party at my website Homa Style starting Wednesday, August 29, at 8 am {Arizona time}. I would love to see your creation at the party. Here’s the link to the party

  85. Semplicemente meraviglioso! Adoro il tuo stile.

  86. Awwwwh, taht’s SO amazing!!! I’ll try it, sure! (sorry, my english is not very good)

  87. But how is this lovely cake stand – standing?????

  88. i really love your work and innovation by recycling and turning the chandelier into a superb cake stand. nice!

  89. This is a GREAT idea! I can’t wait to scour my local thrift stores for a dated chandelier to transform myself!

  90. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featuring you in our Favorite Find Fridays post tomorrow over at Whimsically Homemade. We’re using one of your pictures and are linking back to you. If that’s a problem let us know and we’ll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

  91. um – this is absolutely amazing!!! im googling 1st Birthday Party ideas for soon to be 1 year old (12/23/12) baby Nora. Totally doing a PINK theme since I have 2 boys before her :)

  92. I love this kind of inspiration. You did a beautiful job.


  93. I showed this to my daughter this morning and then we went to Goodwill. Guess what!? 50% off Chandelier for $4.99!! It’s gorgeous as is, but will be painting it to match her wedding colors. Thank you so much for the inspiration and instructions!!

  94. I’m so doing this for my Kate’s first birthday in two weeks!! I’ve found one that looks almost identical to yours but I need help! How did you cut off the the ball this at the bottom so that it will stand up strait??

  95. Fabulous job!

  96. Perfect for a fairytale princess party…a really inventive idea, take a little peak at I’ve added it to some of the best cake stands to make on my party blog. Stacy

  97. This is so adorable.

  98. I search for everything on the web and many times end up on your site. Love your ideas and especially your name!!

  99. This is unique. Leave it to a Mom

  100. I love this <3 I bought everything already to make it just one question though: what did you use for the hanging things that are hanging off the plate?

  101. Hi! I have my own chandelier that I’m working on so I was searching the internet for some answers… I love your take!! One question- how did you get it to sit level? Did you take the bottom “bulb” off all together? Thanks!! :)

  102. very creative love it Would be Awesome for Wedding Cake Beautiful.

  103. Dear Jamielyn Nye;    Even though the chandelier to dessert server idea 
    does NOT solve world hunger . . . . it is still GENIUS!!  So fun.  Thank you for the great idea!
    Grahamcracker Anderson

  104. Charlotte Hamrick Reply

    I love this idea. I know how you feel when something great comes together out of a bit of nothings. I’m new to your website and am glad to find it. I’m looking forward to seeing your other ideas. :-)

  105. Wow! Do you know how surprised I was to see this idea. It is great by the way! But, the funny thing is I have this light fixture hanging in my Dining Room! I have had it for years – in fact it has traveled from house to house!! It still looks as beautiful as the day I purchased it. I “dress” it for all the Holidays! Thanks again for the creative idea but, I will be looking for another light fixture to do that to!!!

  106. My sister found this like 4-5 months ago and I am getting married soon. We went out and bought a chandelier a few weeks ago, and thanks to you by providing us with inspiration, will be using this stand at my wedding!!

  107. I have an old chandelier that I was just going to throw out but I love this!!! What kind of glue do you use? And did you put anything on the bottom to make it stable?

  108. Love it. I have a duplicate Chaney in my garage plus a double decker one, also brass. Been waiting for inspiration.

  109. Really Fresh Idea! i really need this for my next event project, thanks Nye

  110. this is one of the most unusual and prettiest i’ve ever seen. can’t wait to make my own

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