Thursday, July 18, 2013

D.I.Y. Pony Beads Cake Stand

Who knew you could use pony beads to make a colorful cake stand?

Crafted by Billie Jo.

Supplies

  • Pony Beads
  • 9" Round Baking Pan
  • Wooden Candlestick
  • Wooden Plaque
  • E-6000
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Brush

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.

The number of beads depends on the size you want to make. Billie Jo used 2,400 pony beads (5 packages with 480 beads each) in a 9" round baking pan.

Pony Beads

2.  Pour the beads into a 9" round baking pan. DO NOT grease.
3.  Place the pan into the oven with the recommended bake time of 40 minutes, however, ovens may vary in temperature and cooking time, so check the beads as they are in the oven.

Remember, you are cooking plastic, so the smell of plastic will emit from the oven. Be sure to ventilate your kitchen by opening the window, door, vent, etc. as the beads melt.

You can use any item, such as a vase, cup, bowl, etc. as the base of the cake stand, as long as it will provide solid support for the bead plate because the plate will have weight to it. For this project, Billie Jo used a candlestick and plaque to support the bead plate.

4.  Use the foam brush to paint the candlestick and plaque.
5.  Set them aside to let dry.

Optional: You can seal the paint with Mod Podge to give the painted surfaces a smooth finish.

6.  Once dry, adhere the candlestick to the plaque using E-6000.
7.  When the beads have melted, remove the pan from the oven to let it cool completely, about 20-30 minutes.
8.  Remove the beads from the pan.
9.  If there are any sharp edges, use sandpaper to smooth them out.
10.  Place the bead plate upside down onto a surface, then use E-6000 to adhere the candlestick (with the plaque) to the plate.
11.  Let it dry completely before using.

 

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