I’ve kind of got ice cream on the brain lately. There is no end in sight to this ridiculous heat and it’s kind of hard not to think about the best ways to stay cool or should I say what to eat to stay cool. And if you’re having an outside birthday party or a wedding right now, you’re probably even more concerned with the best way to keep your guests cool. I have an idea! I came across this blog earlier today and absolutely fell in love with this DIY Ice Cream Parlour from Eat Drink Chic. I know dessert and candy buffets have been around for awhile now and are probably a little played out but I never get tired of seeing the creativity that goes into these beautiful tables. If you’d like to see more photos and find out how to recreate every cute little detail yourself, just click here!
(Colorful Tiered Stands by Joy’s Hope)
A couple months ago I happened to see a picture on Facebook of a cake stand that one of my friend’s had made. Yes, made. How you ask? She simply glued a candlestick to the bottom of a plate and voila! Cake stand! So naturally I was intrigued as I absolutely love cake stands and would buy them all if I could. And the basic premise seems simple enough: buy cheap, vintage cake plate, glue to cheap vintage candlestick. Well, I set out this weekend to do a little vintage shopping and about two hours into my search I came to the conclusion that I’d rather shell out $30-45 bucks for a brand new one instead of searching through antique store after antique store for something that was kinda, sorta cute and might possibly work even though I’d really like to spray paint it or alter it in some major way. I mean, this is supposed to be easy right? Shop, buy, glue. That’s it! Right???
Well, I might have been in too much of a hurry or just simply didn’t want to take spend the money on “vintage” items (we’re talking at least $3 for a semi-ugly candlestick and another $7-15 for a somewhat decent vintage plate…a look I’ve discovered I’m not that into) but I soon gave up trying my hand at this little DIY craft and decided to just share some links with you all that I found, should you decide to do it and have better luck for materials than I did.
I still think the idea is awesome and want to try it, I just need more time to shop and plan. In the meantime, check out these uber-talented crafty blogs. Let me know if you try it–I’d love to see a picture of what you come up with!