Fall Wood Cake Stand DIY

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I have been busy making crafts for fall and I love my latest DIY – a fall wood cake stand. I chose to use fall colors (instead of white) and am so happy I did!

Isn’t this wooden cake stand amazing? It was so much fun to make and I love how it turned out. The color is just magical. This might even be a pink cake stand.

DIY Wood Cake Stand for Fall

Did you know there are five main areas of my blog? They are Entertaining, Decor, Crafts, Recipes and At Home. The different areas of the blog are sort of like my children, I love them all so much!

I try to make sure to share something from each of the areas every week on my blog although I am a creative person um … well … sometimes I get inspired and just share what I love.

Although that’s why I do this every day, right?

Recently, I met some very talented gals at a company called Iron Orchid Design (IOD). They have the coolest products and I am obsessed with everything they do. If you go to the IOD website you will find “DIY tools and tutorials to inspire your creative soul”. They have decor moulds, decor stamps, and decor transfers and I cannot stop thinking of ways I can use their products to create things for our home. Today I get to share how I made this cake stand for fall.

Where can you buy Iron Orchid Designs products? Just click here to find a retailer near you! (You can also order online from some of the retailers.)

Remember the leaf chargers I made with their moulds? They were easy and fun to make and I still need to make a lot more for our extended family that will be here for Thanksgiving.

This time I used the IOD Trimmings 2 Decor mould and I made this new wood cake stand. I used their moulds with air dry/paper clay to create the detail around the edge of the top of the cake stand and also on the top and bottom of the stand.

Why do I love making cake stands? They are really just so versatile. I use them for presenting a cake. Or cupcakes. Or donuts. I have mini cake stands that I love to use to prop place cards against. And I also love to create a pretty decor vignette with them. This actually might be my favorite way to use them.

A few months ago I made a white wood cake stand from a wooden candlestick and round wood pieces. I used wooden beads for adornment and you can see how I made that wood cake stand here.

I knew I could make something more amazing using the clay moulds from Iron Orchid. And I love how this turned out.

I have been collecting cake stands for years and I have many different sizes, shapes, and colors. I have a wooden one that I got at Magnolia in Waco and I put a rustic wooden bowl onto the top of it and fill it with whatever is in season; apples, pomegranates, mercury glass Christmas balls, literally whatever is in season. It might be one of the most asked questions I get on the blog, “where did I get the wooden bowl on the stand.” I always feel badly explaining that they are actually two pieces, one vintage and one from Magnolia years ago.

So what do you think of the color of this cake stand?

Here are the materials that I used to create this cake stand. Follow along to the bottom to find out how to mix the paints to create this gorgeous fall color.

Materials Needed to Make Your Own Wood Cake Stand
  • 11″, 5″ and 4″ Wood round disc
  • 7″ Wooden candlestick
  • IOD Trimmings 2 Decor Mould
  • One 14oz. package of Iron Orchid Clay or Sculpey Model Air White Dry Clay
  • Titebond Quick and Thick glue
  • Acrylic Paint in Yellow, Brown, Light Orange and Cream
  • Paint Brush
  • Water-based satin sealer

one – Gather your materials, as listed above

two – This is the order of the cake plate – 5″ circle on the bottom (right side up), candlestick (right side up), 4″ circle (upside down), 11″ top large wood circle

three – Stack the pieces and with a ruler, draw circles to line them up on the piece below

four – Glue the 5″ piece to the candlestick and glue the 4″ piece on top. Let dry.

It should look like this.

Next, you want to make the moulds. The size of cakestand you make will determine how many moulds you need. I made five.

  • four – Roll some of the clay in your hand to soften. Place a generous amount into the mould. Flatten the clay into the mould. Using a scraper, flatten and scrape the clay until it is flat (as seen in the mould at top).
  • five – Gently bend the mold and take out the clay piece.
  • six – Lay the clay pieces flat. You will glue them on before they dry so be sure you are ready to do so before you start.
  • seven – Place glue on the back of one of the clay pieces and place on the outside of the top wood piece. Hold in place for a few minutes until the clay stays in place.
  • eight – Contiue all the way around, being sure to not pull the clay. The clay will shrink a tiny bit when it dries, so I always try to leave a little extra clay where the ends meet.
  • nine – Continue gluing the clay underneatht he top wood round and at the the bottom.
  • ten – I mixed two colors of paint to use on my candlestick. The first coat was a think raspberry color that I mixed up, I added a bit of brown to it to dull it, even though it looks quite bright.
  • eleven – Next I mixed up a peachy-orange (with brond) color and I thinned it with water. I call this a wash. I painted it on top of the first coat.
  • twelve – Next I mixed some brown acrylic paint with water and brushed on a darker wash. I love how it turned out!

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You can find everything you need to make this wood cake stand. Its really easy to make and you can paint it any color that you like or make more than one and paint them different colors! If you are not a crafter, there are so many awesome choices below, just click the photo.

8″ Wood Disc
5″ Wood Disc
4″ Wood Disc
Wooden Candlesticks
Wooden Candle Pillar
Mini Cake Stands
White Milk Glass Cake Stand
Pink Cake Stand
Grey Cake Stand
Blue Cake Stand
Assorted Paint Colors
Paint Brushes
Iron Orchid Designs

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  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 09, 2021

    I love making cake stands. This one is gorgeous. I'm in love with the color. so perfect for fall decor.

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Oct 10, 2021

    Just a FYI - I use hot glue in the moulds quite alot. The clay tends to crack which is okay sometimes (rustic) but if you want something more refined and still bendable fill your mould choice with hot glue. It takes less than 5 minutes to dry, is always bendable and it is easily trimmed using scissors. I have never had one crack! I will say the detail in the Iron Orchard moulds is stunning! One last tip if you use clay, lightly dust your mould with cornstarch and the clay comes out so easy.