How to Make a Wood Cake Stand DIY

I love this wood cake stand so much. It was such an easy DIY and I think you might want to make one for sure!

A few years I bought a wood cake stand that had beading and was painted white. I bought it at Magnolia in Waco and unfortunately, they don’t sell it anymore. I get asked about the cake stand all of the time. So I decided to make one!

Wood Cake Stand with Copper

Don’t you think this would make a great Mother’s day gift?

How to Make a Wooden Cake Stand

Wood Cake Stand for Decor

In the photo below, you can see the cake stand I bought at the Magnolia Market at the Silos. The top is a plain round wood piece, which you can also use if you want (it’s cheaper than what I used). It also has a very small candlestick as the base.

It looks as if the Magnolia cake stand is a simplified version of the one I made. Why does that not surprise me? I am sharing this so you know that there are a few different ways to make these.

Wood Cake Stand

DIY How to Make a Wooden Cake Stand

If you look at the photo below, you can see how the cake stand is put together.

Wood Cake Stand with English Pots

What You Need to Make This Craft

You can decide what size cake plate you want to make. Most of these wood materials come in all sizes so just decide what you want and make it! For a listing of lots of wood materials and sizes, click here.

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), top 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.

five – string some of the wooden beads and measure them to fit around the bottom edge of the candlestick

six – once you have the right number of beads, string one side of the wire through the next bead and pull tightly

seven – lift up the round wooden beads and apply some of the wood glue then press and hold until adhered

eight – attach the base to the top piece with the wood glue

nine – add beading around all edges, for a total of three

ten – once the beads are dry, pull out the wire and then get ready to paint

eleven – apply the paint thinly to all areas on the cake stand (if it’s too think, just wipe it off)

twelve – once dried, cover with polycrylic protective finish

Cake Stand DIY

This is what your cake plate should look like! Doesn’t this just look amazing?

Wooden Cake Stand

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I love that the same cake stand looks so different in so many places in our home.

Wood Cake Stand for Decor

I can’t even imagine how great this will look with a gray stain or even painted a fun color! Pink perhaps??

Frequently Asked Questions

What are other uses for a cake stand?

A cake stand, originally known as a salver, was made to hold a cake (duh), but some of us rarely use them for cakes. I use them for desserts, muffins, and all desserts. I also use my cake stands as a decor item and you can find many of them throughout our home with lots of wonderful items stored on top.

This cake stand is one of a kind and I am so happy with how it turned out. It turned out better than I expected.

How to Make a Wooden Cake Stand

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45 Comments

  1. I love this!!! I already have many of these items on hand!!
    Time to craft.
    A girl can never have too many cake stands!!!

  2. I like your cake plate better. Lol. It came out great and pretty simple. Thanks for the idea. XO- MaryJo

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