DIY cake stand dome knob handle

What a chilly weekend we had here in Arizona!  Brrr!  Hoping the last of the snow fell but I sure do appreciate all of your suggestions I asked on FB for some good TV series and new movies to catch up on while we hid away in our little bungalow.  It was nice to be rained out so my hubby had to stay put from working on our remodel… but more on that SOON!

In the meantime, I’m sharing a quick way to spruce up your standard, boring cake stand dome.  Each time I use my dome over a dessert plate, cloche or cake stand for parties or activities, I almost always get compliments on its cute handle.  Well wouldn’t ya know it?  I bought this dome for a few bucks at a thrift store (sans a handle) and instead of using a standard one, I simply replaced it with a cabinet pull crystal knob and just love the look!

Spruce up a cake stand dome handle by LollyJane.com

Today’s tute isn’t rocket science or even time consuming but it really adds a dramatic difference than a standard silver handle and is just pretty.

DIY cake stand dome knob handle by @LollyJaneBlog

There’s just a few steps, which took me under 15 minutes, including drying time.  This post has taken WAY longer to write up than the actual project- ha!

DIY cake stand dome knob handle by @LollyJaneBlog

1. Snag a crystal drawer or cabinet pull from your local home improvement store or Hobby Lobby.  I think mine came from Home Depot… in gold.  I know gold is SO in right now and although I wear it, it doesn’t match my home decor so much sooooo, I simply added a light coat of Americana snow acrylic paint.  2. Now it’s a subtle gold that can be paired with almost any cake stand.  Love that.  I lightly scratched the pull knob with my fingernail for flecks of gold to show through.  3. Just screw it into the top of the dome; I didn’t have the right size screw so I needed a washer to tighten it up nice and firm so it won’t budge.  That’s it.  Told ya it was easy peasy BUT oh-so-pretty (;

DIY cake stand dome knob handle by @LollyJaneBlog

Simple tip but hopefully you don’t pass on a dome that looks blah when you can easily spruce it up for just a few bucks!

DIY cake stand dome knob handle by @LollyJaneBlog

Now I just need to fill up my cake stand with something yummy! (;

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  1. 1


    Katie

    Love it Kristi!! Such an easy way to make a big impact! I love the cake stand too!!

  2. 2

    Great idea!! I am obsessed with cake stands and probably have a couple I could totally do this to!! Now to find some cool drawer pulls :)

  3. 3


    Sandee

    Wha? Where did you find this dome in the first place?? I love it with the red cake stand!

  4. 4

    You are so clever, Kristi! I just LOVE that pretty crystal knob on your cake dome! I just scooped up that gorgeous cake plate from Target recently – now I need to find a sweet cake dome like your beauty! Thanks for the fun tip!

  5. 5


    Anna Starner

    Such a simple way to step up a nondescript dome. Love the bling it added. I also love the shape of you dome and would love to know where you found it.

  6. 6

    What a cute, simple idea! Love the color of that cake stand as well!

  7. 7


    Crystal

    Great idea! It’s so pretty with the glass knob!

  8. 8

    Very pretty! But where did you get the dome.. and does it already have a hole for the knob?
    I found you today thru The 36th Avenue Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    http://www.vmg206.blogspot.com

    • 9


      lollyjane

      Hi Megin, I got the dome at Goodwill. I knooooooow! Only one :-( The hole was already predrilled but was missing a knob- made it super easy to add mine! Thanks for popping in! :-)

  9. 10

    Hi Kristi & Kelli, saw this at the Sundae Scoop party and had to pop over to say hello…what a fabulous idea this is! I have a couple of ho-hum boring cake domes and now I know how to make them look so much prettier! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great week! Look forward to following your blog.

  10. 11

    That’s fabulous! What a great idea … it looks beautiful!

  11. 12

    I seriously love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own website and would like to learn where you got this from or what the theme is named. Cheers!

    • 13


      lollyjane

      No we had it custom designed (; Email for ?’s. Thanks!

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