Posts tagged ‘cake stand’

September 19, 2011

DIY Bartender: Cookies & Milk Bar

Ready to Raise the Bar for your wedding? Creating a Cookies & Milk Bar is very DIY-able and won’t break the bank.


Get a few of your friends and family together for a baking party. There’s nothing better than eating spoonfuls of cookie dough with your favorite girls. Below are our picks for some delicious cookie recipes!

[Tip: You can bake you cookies in advance and freeze them for 3-4 weeks. Let cookies completely cool before freezing. Wrap cookies individually in plastic wrap and store them in a ziploc freezer bag. The cookies will thaw in about 10-15 minutes at room temperature.]


A perfect solution for the working bride or the novice baker. Go to your local grocery store and load up on your fave cookies.

September 12, 2011

DIY: $5 Cake Stand

Happy Monday, everyone! The My Other Half team has been working on some great DIY projects to add fun personal touches to your wedding day. Here’s a creative budget-friendly idea for just $5. Take a plate and a wine glass and turn it into a simple, elegant and affordable cake stand!


  • Plate (Ikea Öppen, $0.99)
  • Wine glass (Ikea Närhet, $3.99)
  • Wrapping paper, construction paper, fabric, lace, etc.
  • E6000 glue (Michael’s, $2.39 with 40% off coupon; Not counted toward final budget since this tube of glue will be used for several other DIY projects.)
  • Heavy book (Hardcover books are recommended for stability. Textbooks are perfect!)


  • Step 1: To add a colorful decorative backing to your cake stand, trace your plate (upside down) and trace a circle on material of choice (wrapping paper, construction paper, fabric, lace, etc.). This is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors!
  • Step 2: Draw a second line about ⅛” outside of the outline and cut circle.
  • Step 3: Cut evenly spaced slits (8-12) about 2¼” deep.
  • Step 4: Apply a thin layer of epoxy glue to the backside of the plate.
  • Step 5: Carefully glue the paper onto the plate, allowing the slits to slightly overlap. This helps the paper wrap smoothly around the curved part of the plate.
  • Step 6: Apply the epoxy glue along the rim of the wine glass.
  • Step 7: Position the bottom of the wine glass to the back of the plate. Please a heavy book on top to weight it down and let dry overnight.