Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cake Stand Tutorial - Make it yourself!

Can you believe that these cake stands are DIY.  Yarah Designs found these featured on Eat Drink Pretty and just had to share this project.  Jennue of A Well Crafted Party put together this write up on how to create one of these colorful cake stands.  They are fabulous and can be done in a variety of colors!

Materials needed:

  • 1 plate
  • 1 candle stick or goblet
  • Epoxy
  • 1 heavy book
  • 1 can of spray paint
  • a sheet or paper to protect surfaces while painting
First, start of with a plate—any plate will work but recommended is using one that has the color or image you would like at the top of the stand as this will not be painted to keep the cake stand food friendly. Next, find a candle stick, goblet or really any sturdy object that is the height that you would like for your finished stand.

Then take epoxy (use according to directions) and glue your candlestick or goblet to the bottom of the plate. DO NOT MOVE THE STAND.

Place a heavy book on top of the stand and let the epoxy set according to directions. After the epoxy has set you should be able to pick up the stand with no movement from the candlestick or plate

Make sure the plate is set firmly on a protected surface so that you can spray paint the outside of the cake stand. If there are edges of the paint off of the paper I would suggest covering the top of the plate with paper or painters tape

Spray the entire outer surface according to the directions on the spray paint can. Take your time on this step and stand back far enough to avoid drips. Also, this step make take a couple of layers of paint so plan to make the stands at least a day in advance of your party

After the stand has dried, wash the top of the plate with dish soap and water. The stand is not dishwasher safe but is food friendly as long as food is not touching the painted surfaces. If you are worried about this then just place a doily or wax paper on top of the stand before putting food on it.

Yarah Designs loves DIY projects.  If you have one you would like featured please send an email to

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hello Fall!

As Yarah Designs says goodbye to summer as we welcome fall.  We are so excited for all the new fashions, color pallettes and food that is introduced this season.  Be on the lookout for fabulous fall designs brought to you by Yarah Designs.

Monday, September 20, 2010

MAD Bags

Yarah Designs has fallen in love with MAD (Melanie Auld Designs) Bags.  These buttery soft imported Italian leather mouth watering color and top notch craftmanship are the cornerstone of any bag.  Melanie Auld believes that luxury should be available to all women and a bag should be able to stand the test of time.  These bags are a must.  Simply beautiful!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Feminine & French Country Insired Nursery

The French Country look is all over the place these days and Yarah Designs has found a beautiful, over the top nursery at Project Nursery.   From nursery and children’s room collections by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child to the growing popularity of lines such as Art for Kids & the Provence Collection by Newport Cottages, you can find ideas and items to fit all budgets.  

Although the particular nursery (shown in picture above), designed by Amy D Morris, contains expensive, beautiful antiques, you can get a similar look for less by combining nursery and adult furniture.

Here are some specific items that will give your nursery a French Country feel.  Find more at Project Nursery 

1.  Buckingham Glider  2. Provence Nightstand  3. Stella Bassinet   4. X-Base Stool  5. Ribbon Mirror  6. Perfect Balance Ballerina  7. Beautiful Ballerina  8. Gold Leaf & Flower Chandelier  9. Pretty Baby Crib Set  10. Iron Crib  11. Siena Sage Rug  12. Provence 7 Drawer Dresser

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween Glam Party Decor

Check out this GLAM Halloween photo shoot from The TomKat Studio! This is one of Yarah Designs favorite color palettes for a Halloween theme.  The purple, green with the black + white damask is simply fabulous.  The glittery trees, hints of damask, a ridiculously cool spiderweb pumpkin, and so much more… Check out the adorable Ding Dong Spiders!  Added bonus: the stationery details are available in The Tomkat Studio Etsy Shop – and the set is 50% off through Sept 22nd!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gorgeous Camera Bags

If you are like me, I simply love to take pictures and capture moments.  It is crucial to tote the camera around but why not do it in style.  Have you seen the camera bags from Jo Totes?  Not only do they protect your camera but they are fashionable. The padded interior can be compartmentalized to hold your camera and lenses, as well as other items you normally carry in your purse!  They are simply perfect!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dreams do come true ...

Yarah Designs came accross this article in the New York Times about Sandra Foster, posted on Pink Lemonade Design, and was completly moved.  This article shows that dreams really do come true if you stirve to reach them. Sandra Foster's story is moving:  she renovated this tiny cabin herself and decorated it with bargain price flea market finds.  The true magic here lies in Sandra making a childhood dream come true after much heartache and struggle.  Let is all strive to make our dreams come true, whatever they may be ...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Teaspoon Vintage

Yarah Designs loves these finds at Teaspoon Vintage.  How lovely are these items ...