Is anyone tired of the baking themed crafts yet?  Confession…..I’M NOT!  This is so much fun.  I know I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, but having Grace is like having a little slice of heaven in our home!  We love her!  And we love having endless crafts/activities to do together.  When I say we, I am referring to all my children.  We are a crafty family, I found that out a long time ago.  The tv never did interest them, but paint, crayons, scissors, glue, etc. keeps them in a happy state for a long time.  If ever one of my children gets grumpy, it’s time to head to the park for some exercise or bust out the craft bins! And trust me, we have some craft bins!

Anyways, enough with the rant and back to Grace Thomas and the whole baking atmosphere.  If you haven’t gotten any of her collection yet, do not worry, you can replicate most of it!    This idea actually came from my six year old daughter and it started with her Chick Fil A breakfast one morning.  She got one of those mini Simply Orange Juice bottles and when she went to through out the trash she kept the bottle.  “Mommy, can we use this for anything?” is what she asked.  We tend to do that in my family before we throw anything out.  My husband did it just this morning with a shoe box!  Needless to say that the shoe box is sitting right next to me as I type. Back to the orange juice.  We opened the lid and played around with ideas until she decided that a cake stand would be perfect.  I totally agreed with her and instead of juts making one, we went on a hunt around the kitchen to see we could make several of different shapes and sizes!  And boy did we hit the jackpot!

Materials Needed

  1. Lids (candle lid, juice lid, jar lid, ramekin lid, anything!)
  2. Hot Glue
  3. Beads
  4. Scrap Book Paper
  5. Scissors
  6. Dollar Store Shot Glasses
  7. Paint
  8. Any other random things you think will work!

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For the first stand we made I used a bubbles lid, tiny white beads, a button, and hot glue.  See how I made it through the pictures.

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For the next one I used mini wooden spools, paint, hot glue, scrap book paper (doily) and my daughters Simply Orange Juice bottle cap!

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The next one is my favorite.  I used paint, shot glasses, hot glue, pony beads, scrap book paper, and a take out ramekin that held ranch dressing!  Yay it was still in the fridge.  I love that it makes for a complete cake stand with a lid.

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Please share your cake stand ideas with us!  Leave a comment below ?

How to Make a Doll Cake Stand was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

38 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. Olivia Grace Henry
      October 9, 2016 at 9:34 am –

      Hi Ms. Rudy and gang! If you wanted the craft, I typed in already.

    1. Olivia Grace Henry
      September 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm –

      Alright! Okay this craft is original.(FYI) They are REAL WORKING AG HEADPHONES!!:) ? This is a really easy craft! All you need are scissors, tape, a doll(of course;)), un-used or old earbuds and LEGOS!!! Start by building the frame around the dolls head. Use whatever pieces you want. Once you have the frame, go down on each sides with more pieces until you get to the ears. Build the round (or whatever shape) to form the ears of the headphones. Tape the pieces together of the entire thing if the are too loose or flimsy(you could always glue them if you want). Now, ♫BEST PART!♫ Tape your earbuds to the inside of the ears of your headphones… plug them into a mp3(or whatever) and play music! You can actually hear the music playing!!!!

      Thanks for reading and if you make a video about it just let me know!! ?

      AGI Fan


    1. Olivia Grace Henry
      September 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm –

      Hi AGI family! I just wanted to say I simply LOVE this craft! You are a very creative bunch. ? I wanted to say I have a super cool craft I think you will love and it’s super easy and cute!(Why? Because it has working features!:D) Just reply, and I will let you know what it is! Bye for now!

      AGI Fan,


        • Rudy
          September 24, 2016 at 6:39 am –


    1. sara
      July 14, 2016 at 10:56 am –

      No shot glasses

    1. Lorena
      August 10, 2015 at 11:17 am –

      I LOVE your site. My daughter is new to American GIrl I love it all but it is sooo expensive. Your site is maklng a lot of fun things possible. thank you for your tutorials!!!

    1. Jacqueline
      January 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm –

      Wow that is indeed so creative! My favorite too is the one made with the shot glasses. And I love the fact that it does have the clear lid.

    1. Praveena Kumaresan
      January 30, 2015 at 6:11 pm –

      Your daughters and son are so adorable, Rudy!

    1. Gabrielle
      January 30, 2015 at 11:36 am –

      Love the pony beads around the cake stand. Really clever, and makes it look like so fancy.

    1. aurelia
      January 30, 2015 at 7:14 am –

      So awesome! the pink stand is genius!!! Props to your daughter for the idea ?

        • Rudy
          January 30, 2015 at 9:36 am –

          She is pretty amazing with this stuff!

    1. Nicole
      January 30, 2015 at 3:33 am –

      Wow what s fabulous idea and they look soooooo pretty. Your so creative I love that. I’ll hzve to try this at home

    1. Michelle Cyr
      January 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm –

      I can’t wait to see the bakery all together. The treats on the decorative trays look good enough to eat!!

    1. Mary Kate
      January 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm –

      Super cute! Simple, too!

    1. Sunny Slone
      January 26, 2015 at 10:35 am –

      Very creative idea!

    1. Debbie
      January 26, 2015 at 7:47 am –

      Wow, very creative! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing! ?

    1. Gabrielle
      January 25, 2015 at 4:38 pm –

      Great ideas; like always on your blogs. Just love your way on finding just the right objects.
      Since I have started to read your blog, when I am out in stores, everything I look at is in my mind finding a purpose to make something for dolls.

    1. Sue D
      January 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm –

      Very creative!

    1. Alexys
      January 25, 2015 at 10:42 am –

      Thank you for all your cute ideas.

        • Rudy
          January 25, 2015 at 10:57 am –

          You’re welcome! Thank you for your kind words!

    1. Kristie G.
      January 25, 2015 at 10:06 am –

      Wow!!! Very Creative!! Where do you get the miniature cakes/cupcake? Did you make them?

        • Rudy
          January 25, 2015 at 10:58 am –

          The cakes and cupcakes are from various sources. Erasers from Party city (under $1) Our Generation sets, AG sets, and Target One Spot!

    1. Gretchen
      January 24, 2015 at 10:14 pm –

      Oh my! So cute! I’m headed to my recycle bin right now to see what I can “rescue”!

        • Rudy
          January 25, 2015 at 11:00 am –

          Haha! I have that feeling all the time!

    1. Jessica S.
      January 24, 2015 at 6:56 pm –

      So cute. And easy enough to make. I love it.

    1. Amanda
      January 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm –

      I have been wanting to make a cake or dessert stand with a small cloche dome for a while now! I’ll have to see what I can come up with! ? thanks for the inspiration!

        • Rudy
          January 25, 2015 at 11:03 am –

          You’re welcome! And my favorite part was adding the pony beads! They make it look so finished!

    1. Carolyn
      January 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm –

      Wow, these look so easy! You have the best ideas!

        • Rudy
          January 25, 2015 at 11:03 am –

          Super easy! And fast.

    1. Lisa
      January 24, 2015 at 11:21 am –

      such a cute idea!! my daughter and I are going to have to try this ?

    1. angelica
      January 24, 2015 at 11:15 am –

      very cute and creative!

    1. Cara
      January 24, 2015 at 5:34 am –

      Love these! I especially love the last one with the clear plastic ramekin! You are so creative!!

    1. Jennifer Suire
      January 23, 2015 at 10:44 pm –

      I love the pink one too! Super cute. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Michelle Cyr
      January 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm –

      Oh my gosh!!!! I looovvee this! Wow!! You and your daughter are so creative. The pink is my favorite!!

    1. Kahle
      January 23, 2015 at 9:22 pm –

      Love the pink one! So creative!

    1. Stacy
      January 23, 2015 at 9:07 pm –

      So creative!!

    1. Connie Clements
      January 23, 2015 at 8:31 pm –

      You are so imaginative! Love it!

        • Rudy
          January 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm –

          Thank you! But it was mostly my daughter ?