6.30.2011

DIY Cake Stand!

You may remember a while back I did this post about crafty inspiration. Well, I wanted to attempt a few of those projects. I then posted here about having the materials to take on one. I did it, and it was easy! I've actually been meaning to show you all the pics for a few months. No, it did not turn out perfect. I went for the quick, less TLC approach, but I think it's cute for what it is.

If you've been reading a while, you know my love for cake stands, cake plates, cake pedestals, whatever you would like to call them :) I love them. I've not purchased one in quite some time probably a year or two. However, when I came across the DIY I blogged about, I thought they were so cute and wanted to give it a try.

The biggest things I didn't do, that I read about, was using screws. I used glue. With screws, if you make a lot of these, you can screw off the top and they will store easier, I suppose. I also didn't do any sanding, priming, etc., which once I was done realized I probably should have. You can just tell the wood is still a bit rough around the edges. Since this was the first time I made one, I did buy the miter box saw, yellow paint and wood pieces. So, my total was probably about $10. Next time, if I have the color I want to spray and now that I already have the glue & saw, my total would probably be more like $5. These are cheap! The most time consuming part was cutting the trim with the miter saw. I think next time, I'll probably just use one of my dad's smaller saws that will cut it in one second versus sawing each end for a few minutes.

These are the supplies I originally posted... you can see a change I made...

I used another glue that I already had that I thought would be better for wood. I took a picture of that glue and some of the price tags just to show how cheap :) Also, I didn't snap a good pic of the trim.


All of the wood except the trim came from Hobby Lobby. The trim & saw came from Michael's. I already had the glue, but it was from Hobby Lobby as well. Spray paint, you can get lots of places.

The finished results...


I thought it was pretty cute. I really like the trim...


When you are close, you can see a bit of the roughness, and when you are on a certain side, you can see where I didn't measure good at one end, haha...


Overall, if you needed to make a bunch for a party, I would highly recommend. You would save a LOT of money. Plus, you could have them matching colors or coordinating!

Heading to my diabetes class, blah!

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15 comments :

  1. Really cute! Thanks for sharing the idea!! Have fun at your class. Hope it is better than you expected!!

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  2. It really turned out to be SO cute! What a great DIY project and super creative! Hope the class was better then you thought it would be...hang in there ;-)

    Oh, the orange and white cupcakes look delicious!
    XOXO

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  3. LOVE!! I want to throw my sis in-law a shower this winter and I would love to make these!

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  4. Tha cake stand is so cute! The cupcakes look really yummy, too...

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  6. This is adorable. I'm thinking of making a few in coordinating colors for a summer party coming up. I may experiment with various heights and use them not only for desserts but also for appetizers. AWESOME IDEA!!!

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  7. Such a cute idea! This would be awesome for a shower.

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  8. Love these!! I think these would be great for a shower I'm hosting next month! Thanks! :)

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  9. What a great idea! These would be so fun in colors to match party decor.

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  10. I made my son's cake for his rock star themed party. It was in the shape of a guitar, and I don't think I've been that stressed about something in a long time. Point being I just discovered the world of cake decorating and think a new obsession is forming. The end result wasn't perfect, but I loved it and can't wait to do more! And I just used a flat cardboard cake holder, so I definitely think a pretty stand would be something worth investing in! :)

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  11. Cute! I have a baby shower and wedding shower I am decorating for coming up. I love these!!

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  12. Very cute and the cupcakes look soo good...share that recipe next! Or is it on your recipe blog?

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