Thrift store pie tins, a silver candle holder and silver cup are transformed into a tiered pie tin stand perfect for organizing craft, office, and small supplies.
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Have you guys seen the tiered stands/organizers made from weathered, old pie tins and cake plates in magazines and online?
Me too, and after seeing one highlighted months ago in a Country Living article, I put the materials to make a tiered pie tin stand on my list of things to look for at thrift stores.
Thrifted Pie Tin Stand Supplies
Pictured above is what I found over a period of a few weeks (I had to include the basket, because how wonderful is that to find a big, handled basket like that?).
Even though the inspiration photo I was referring to had wooden spools holding the pie plates, I wanted to use only what I could find at thrift stores and no wooden spools were to be found.
Not even wooden candle holders that I liked – most were too big. Plus, I wasn’t sure I wanted to paint them, I kind of liked the idea of keeping it all silver.
But if you shop at thrift stores, you know you take what you find, and I could only find the one silver candle holder pictured to the left above, so I improvised with a silver goblet, even though it was too shiny (I ended up not using the smallest shiny silver bowl you see on top).
Here’s what to look for at thrift stores and the one other supply you’ll need:
- 3 tin pie plates in graduated sizes
- 1 silver candleholder
- 1 silver goblet
- E-6000 Adhesive (or superglue, though you won’t have as much time to adjust)
My solution for the making the shiny goblet work better with the others was…sandpaper. It dulled it just enough to blend with the three tins and candleholder.
Brace yourself, it’s tough:
- Mark the centers of the pie tins to be used for the bottom and middle tiers with a sharpie dot.
- Use E-6000 adhesive on the tops and bottoms of the cup and candleholder and center on the pie plates.
TIP: Centering is the only tricky part here. With E-6000, you have a few minutes to adjust, that’s why I chose to use it.
Ta-da, a vintage-y, weathered-looking tiered pie tin stand!
I know, all my crafts are just too complicated, aren’t they? Sorry.
Seriously, though, isn’t this perfect for organizing all those craft room/office things? This stand has become one of my favorite things in my studio. I love that it’s both useful and sweet to look at – which is good, because I’m at that desk almost every.single.day.
Of course, I’m sure you’re curious what this little baby set me back, aren’t you?
All the items were .99, except the largest, older bottom tin – but it was so perfect that I sucked it up and paid $3.99 for it. I had already realized you don’t often see tins that size. So, $8.00 total.
Yep, I’m okay with that.
Have you found any treasures lately?
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