Today I’m sharing a beautiful reader featured project! This amazing Birdcage Patisserie Stand was submitted by Ginger via my new submissions page! Ginger thought she would see if she was up to the challenge of making a cut file for a birdcage patisserie stand found online! This is what she came up with! The file was designed in Make-The-Cut software and cut using her Black Cat Cougar from That’s Scrap Inc. The patisserie stand is 16” tall and the shelves are approximately 8” x 9”. It turned out better than she had hoped!! They will be perfect to use at her Christmas cookie exchange!
Electronic die cut machine
Cut file – Click HERE to download
Yes paste, or craft glue
Sandpaper or emery board
White craft paint, spray or brush on
Ink for distressing
Crackle effect rubber stamp
Clear acrylic sealer
To make it strong enough to actually hold baked goods the file was cut twice from chipboard and the pieces glued together. The download link has both svg format and mtc format. You should have 26 pieces after cutting the file twice. Glue pieces together making sure to line up all tabs and slots. There are thirteen pieces, double thickness, after gluing them together. I used a squeegee to apply the paste and then brayered the pieces together. Wipe excess glue off all edges and let dry. I weighted the pieces with books to help them dry flat; this may take overnight.
When your pieces are dry, check to be sure all slots are free from glue. I like to sand the edges to remove any glue or rough spots. A nail file made for acrylic nails works great! Now paint your pieces with white spray paint or your favorite craft paint. If your graphics will cover the entire shelf, there is no need to paint one side of the shelves.
The graphics were sized and printed on 65 lb cardstock with a laser printer then adhered to the shelves. Once dry, I trimmed the edges of the print with a x-acto knife to match the chipboard shelf. Sand the edges if they are rough. If the edges of your print don’t quite meet the edge of your shelf, just ink the edges heavily. It isn’t noticeable once the stand is finished. Since the stand is not glued together, apply graphics to both sides of the shelves for seasonal use!
All pieces were inked with Tim Holtz gathered twigs Distress Ink and also stamped all over with a crackle effect stamp to give them an aged look. When you have them looking the way you want, seal all pieces with a matte sealer.
The pieces are slotted so that it requires no adhesive to assemble the stand and it can be disassembled for storage. Make sure all slots are free from excess paint or glue. To assemble, slide the front and back pieces onto the two sides. Be sure the slots on the very top are opposite each other. Next place the shelf supports for the bottom shelf in and put the shelf in place. Repeat for the middle shelf; then the top shelf. Slide the top slots together and your stand is ready for your goodies!!
Didn’t Ginger’s patisserie stand turn out beautifully? I think it’s amazingly creative, and would love to have one of my own! Thank you so much for sharing with us, Ginger!
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