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Seam-Binding Cake-Stand Skirt and Chandelier

Inexpensive seam binding -- normally used to conceal the seams inside tailored garments -- is all you need to dress up a Mother's Day brunch table. Use coordinating colors of the multipurpose trim to make flirty skirts for a pair of stacked cake stands, and then continue the theme with a free-flowing seam-binding "chandelier."

Materials

  • Seam binding in 3 colors
  • White cake stand
  • Double-sided tape
  • 14-inch wreath form

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut lengths of seam binding in 3 colors. Each length should be long enough to hang over both sides of the cake stand.

  2. Step 2

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    Apply double-sided tape around edge of cake stand. Drape seam binding across cake stand, pressing onto tape. Alternate colors, overlapping pieces at center.

  3. Step 3

    Wrap seam binding around a 14-inch wreath form to cover the surface of the form, and knot to secure. Repeat with more seam binding until the form is completely covered.

  4. Step 4

    Cut lengths of seam binding (about 20 inches each) in 3 colors.

  5. Step 5

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    Tie pieces around the wreath form at their midpoints.

  6. Step 6

    To hang: Cut 4 lengths (about 15 inches each) of seam binding. Tie at 4 points around wreath form, and knot at top. Hang the decoration from the knot.

Reviews (1)

  • Steffy Watson 8 Nov, 2012

    Wow! This stand and the chandelier are looking cute.