Upcycled cake stand
When special occasions arise we run around looking for our best china to put out on display. One item I always seem to lack - and end up making an alternative - is a fancy cake stand. So...... Here's how to make a cake stand in a jiffy!
ABOVE: You can use decorative trim, ribbon, doilies or wrapping paper to disguise the lower section of the cake stand.
You can make your cake stand as plain or as fancy as you like, depending upon items you have at home or, find at your local secondhand store or discount home store.
DIY Cake Stand
- At select fabric shops and larger hardware stores you will find a selection of wooden feet - or small legs - for furniture. These are perfect for making a cake stand.
- Use 9mm supawood for the top and 16mm supawood for the bottom. Both are glued to the stand with wood glue.
- If you have a Dremel Trio, you can use the routing bit to add a decorative finish to the edges of the top and bottom.
ABOVE: Cake stands made with blocks of wood, wood turned stands, topped off with 9mm supawood and decorative moulding.
Spray paint pink or red for Valentine's Day and use a doily on top of the cake stand. You can easily spray over in another colour for any occasion!
You will need to find a nice plate - any shape will do - to top off the cake stand. Obviously, if you want a fancy cake stand you will need to search for a suitable plate.
Next on the list is a stand for your plate. Candleholders, glasses and the like are perfect for making the stand. Just make sure that it has a good, flat bottom and a level top to glue the plate onto.
Making an upcycled cake stand is the perfect excuse for some secondhand shopping. Grab a friend and do the rounds. You never know what you might find!
For a temporary arrangement use Prestik or No More Nails double-sided tape to attach the plate to the stand. For a more permanent solution, use Pattex 5-minute epoxy glue.