A Trio of Festive DIY cake Stands
I love the festive Touch at holiday parties! David did just that with this Mod the hodgepodge of DIY cake stands – they even come apart for storage!
husband David Podger recently, these DIY cake stands for a Christmas party, but there’s no reason why you can’t use this for any upcoming party – or even every day.
David is also a design that can be taken apart for storage, and also upside down, if you want a bit of a different look. Isn’t that cool? I'll let David tell you how he has done so.
Every year I throw a big holiday party. Well, it is really a dessert party and I throw it so I can eat a lot of desserts. It is entirely! And every year I think "some DIY cake would you move this up a notch" – but in addition to the cost, I always think about the storage.
cake stands are ideal if you have a cake or two to appear, but to store a bit awkward. So I came up with a design that produces not just one, but three. It is versatile, dirt cheap and best of all; you can break it to save it!
DIY cake Stands
One of the table legs (I got mine from True value for $10)
An assortment of wooden plaques from the craft store
A anchors (not in the picture)
A drill or drill press
A chop saw or hand saw
Mod hodgepodge Matt
I chose my table leg, based on all the curved details, as I thought they would make interesting and varied stems for my cake stands. It was easy to just cut the leg apart in three spots – I the length varies so my different heights would be is.
Next I the center of each plaque, and using a drill bit that was the same size as my dowel, drilled a hole ½ - inch deep.
Then I drilled corresponding holes in the center of the top and bottom stems of each of my – even ( ¾ ") deep. (I could not take a picture and pierced, but you would need to clamp or hold the stem firmly on this step.)
If you do this, you will want to make sure you drill your holes as straight as possible. If you are using a drill to just put a piece of blue painters tape on the bit-select the depth, so that you know exactly how to go deep, if that makes the hole.
next, I cut my dowel into 1 1/4" pieces. I popped the dowel pieces into the holes just to check to make sure everything was even and it looked pretty good (the needed on the left side, drill a little more).
After that, I thoroughly sanded and primed with a latex spray primer (I think spray paint is easier to work with when you are dealing with curvy details, such as the tribes here), top coated it in white and then sealed with an acrylic satin sealer.
After that dried I flipped it and traced the lace on the back of my scrapbook paper , cut it out, and Mod Podged away. A couple of sealing coats of Mod smorgasbord and later – there you go! Three cake stands for about $20!
*confession. I had bought the shot a couple of cupcakes for the Finale. But the project was delayed, and, well, I ate them. All of them. I'm not proud of it, but there they go.
And, since I don't glue the dowels in place I can to save you. If you are not required as the space-out, as I am, you could just use screws where I have the dowel.
Also, I noticed when I was Mod Podging the tops, you could also Mod the hodgepodge of the "floors" with some other paper, and therefore, you flip over, if you wanted a different color scheme. There are six cake really is. I am in cake stand heaven!