Three Tiered Stand

Smart Cookie Party

Over at Pinterest I have a Board where I collect pictures of things I’d like to make some day.

Because of my “mild” addiction to cake plates and tiered serving pieces I knew I had to make this cute piece as soon as I saw it.  I added it to my Getting Crafty Board and then headed to Goodwill.

Smart Cookie Party

The original idea came from The Crafting Chicks.  She was inspired by this one over at Pottery Barn which cost $69.00!

The total cost for this piece was less than ten dollars.  The most expensive item was the spray paint which was four dollars.  Each of the other items were only 99cents a piece. I already had the glue so didn’t need to buy any of that.

I thought it looked perfect at my Smart Cookie Party full of homemade Oreos.

All you need are two metal candlesticks.  They can be the same style and design or different.   Mine were different styles and measured  5 inches and 7 inches tall.

You also will need 3 metal pie tins – 3 different sizes.  Mine measured 7 inches, 8 inches and 9 inches.


You can experiment with which way you put it together.  I actually put my candlesticks upside down so the bigger bottom was on the top.


Next, spray paint your candlesticks your color of choice.  I went with Krylon Cherry Red.  Red is always my color of choice because it is so versatile and works great for lots of different holidays.  Plus I have a lot of red in my house.

After the paint has dried you can glue it all together.  I used  the Amazing E-6000 glue which is good stuff and can be found at Michaels or Joann Fabrics.

Here it is ready to fill with goodies.


Besides food, I am planning on filling mine with little clear glass votive holders.  It will look lovely out on the patio in the summer.

Have fun!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
Leigh Anne
Leigh Anne

Latest posts by Leigh Anne (see all)


  1. says

    Love it! I have seen these around the blogosphere lately and I too have a small addiction to serving pieces. You did a great job and I am happy to see that you used E-6000 glue which I have at home. No drilling! I started a Crafty Board on Pinterest. I will have to add this beauty to it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. says

    I love it! Love the ones you have made in the past with pretty plates as well. Quick question, it is ok to hand wash (submerge) these even though they are glued or should you just wipe them clean?

    • says

      Good question Jeanette! I just use a damp rag with a little soap and wipe them off – they would probably be o.k. to submerge them but I just wipe them off. They really don’t get that dirty with just cookies or something sitting on them. Often with my cakestands I use doilies on the too and then the doily soaks up most of any grease etc.

  3. says

    Adorable. Something new to add to MY list! The only downside I see is storage! Isn’t that always the downside to tiered serving pieces!

    • says

      I actually don’t use any actions – most of my shots are SOOC (straight out of the camera) with only a little lightening and sharpening. I shoot in manual and use the shade setting in my white balance which gives a nice warm glow to things.

  4. says

    Love it! You inspired me to make one. Found the candlesticks, just have to find some great tins. I’m going to paint mine black and add ribbon around the sides to go with my kitchen. I will share it when I’m done!

    I agree with Barefeet…I’m going to end up crafty! (as if scrapbooking doesn’t keep me busy enough!)

  5. Mona says

    Brilliant. Just wondering if its food safe? (With the E6000 and the paint). However, I would definitely use this for non-food items in a wink.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>