DIY Cake Stand

2 Materials
30 Minutes

Everything looks special displayed on a cake stand. I like to use them for holiday decorating and birthday parties. They can be expensive, so I decided to DIY some. See the how-to video HERE. 🎂

DIY Cake Stand

How to Make a Cake Stand

The first step is to gather your supplies and tools.

Supplies and Tools

  • Candlesticks

  • Wood plaques

  • Gorilla glue or hot glue

  • Chalk paint

  • Sandpaper ( this is the one I used)

  • Paintbrush

  • Measuring tape

  • Pencil

**Since it is difficult to find some craft stores, I have gathered all my crafting must-have supplies HERE for your convenience. 

The next step is to examine the wood plaque for any rough edges that need sanding. 

Wood circles

I liked the white-washed finish of my candlestick to give the unfinished cakestand top the same finish. 


Painting {White Washing}

The candle holder’s metal top had to be removed to have a flat surface to glue the wood plaque to.

Paint the wood circles

I then painted the wood plaque ( these are the ones I used) tops with white chalk paint; however, to get the whitewashed look, I immediately wipe off some paint to expose the wood grain.

Removing the metal candle holder

Attaching the Pieces

Removing the metal top proved to be a simple task; moreover, it provided the perfect surface to attach the cakestand top with it removed. 

Permanent glue

This the glue I used to attach the pieces with attention to the outer edges. 

Apply glue to the top of the candle holder

To help me find the candlestick’s center placement, I measured and marked that with a pencil and traced the candlestick outline.

Measure to find the center

Next, I used the outline I draw as a guide to attach the candlestick. I set it directly in that circle and put a book on top of it for a few minutes to dry. 

Gluing the cake stand pedestal to the wood circle

White Washed Cake Stand

This was an easy craft project that turned just as I envisioned.

Cake stand with flower pot

Whitewashed handmade cake stands

More Ideas

There are a ton of items that can be used to create interesting and unique DIY Cake Stands.

Some of my favorite places to hunt for pieces are thrift stores, antique stores, yard sales, dollar stores, and your own home. 

Now to decorate with my new DIY Cake Stands. I have enjoyed decorating with these scrap wood risers for the last few years, and now I cannot wait to use them with the cake stands. 

Farmhouse style rustic risers

Please join me as we craft up some fun. You can look forward to receiving new inspiration every week. As well as, special online crafting events, seasonal and holiday crafting too. 

See you soon,

Kippi 🤗

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  • TERESA TERESA on Mar 06, 2021

    Where did you get the candlesticks and the top part?

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