I truly loved creating this little project. I'm a little obsessed with cake stands after seeing this great cupcake stand using wooden bobbins and vintage pie tins. I started to think about a mini version that could be used for candy, truffles, jewelry, or, if you have a small child, teeny tiny legos. Or your bonbons. Because I know you spend a lot of time lounging around, eating bonbons, and you need a place to display them.
I started with the idea of using some of my beautiful wooden spools to divide the levels. I just scored a bunch at the Goodwill in Pittsfield. Who knew?
Then I thought of old CDs, which are everywhere, and can be decoupaged to add some nice color and paper. It was also a nice excuse to use my fabulous Martha Stewart circle cutter. She's no joke; I almost cut a circle in my butcher block counter. But then, we knew that.
Next, a trip to Salvation Armani where I sashayed the home goods aisle, letting them speak to me. I turned up this sweet little tea cup saucer:
And finally, the perfect topper: a vintage tartlet tin that my friend Laurie gifted to me some time ago:
What I love about this project is the variety of materials: paper, plastic, tin, wood and thread. We've got it all. It was also super fun to piece it all together, and I will now be on the lookout for smallish round stuff to make more!
|full disclosure: the paper is new|
|as a jewelry holder|
|with sweet treats|