Cake stands are so versatile, and can be used in a myriad of ways. I love the way they look on a dessert table, raising the level of various foods to catch the eye and add a little interest to an otherwise linear display. And with the trend for symmetry on party tables, you can't beat $6.00 for two matching serving pieces.
Using a chevron pattern template that she made, Jennifer took enamel paints and turned her Dollar Store finds into adorable and unique dessert plates.
Paint them to match your own party theme with your own colors, and best of all, Jen includes a free download of her chevron pattern template on her blog.
After gathering up her plates, glue, paint, exacto knives and other supplies,
Jenn paints the patterns onto the dishes and then bakes them in the oven for a few
minutes to set the paint and make it dishwasher safe.
Isn't that a great idea?? If you'd like the full tutorial, just go to
And while you're there, be sure to check out this decoupage tiered stand project
that Jenn shares from last year.
And this great decoupage tray project, too
Isn't she amazing? Love a girl who can make something cute from the aisles of the Dollar Tree!