I have seen a ton of these cake stands around on pintrest and craft sites and I knew I wanted to do my own. The only problem was that because they are painted you cannot put food directly on top of the cake stands. So for this tutorial I made three different types of cake stands all of which you can eat off of.
Plate; either clear or the color you want the top to be ($1 Good Will)
Any cup ($.69 Good Will)
Glue, wood glue or E6000 (had it)
Paint, craft paint or spray paint (had it)
Clear spray paint for top coat (had it)
2) Paint the cup. I used a craft paint because it is what I had. I do think an all purpose spray paint would be easier, I just didn't want to spend the money. If you do craft paint make sure you put a spray top coat on once you are finished.
Do not paint the top of the plate if you want to put food directly onto it.
I think this one below is my favorite. I actually made two exactly like this since the plates came in a two pack. I just painted the cup black and flicked sparkles onto it before the paint dried then I sealed it with the top coat.