DIY Wood Cake Stand

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DIY Wood Cake Stand… an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Hello I Heart Naptime Readers! This is Norma from Paint Me Pink, and I am so excited to be back for another round of fun DIY projects and crafts! I am really excited to share my latest project with you all because Mother’s Day is just around the corner and how sweet would it be to make her something special. Here’s a super simple DIY Cake Stand that she’ll love!

The best part of this Cake Stand is that you can really make it your own and in this case you can customize it to the person you are giving it to. I decided to make this Cake Stand very rustic and gave it a heavy “distressed” finish to it since my Mother loves the vintage/farmhouse style.

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DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Supplies:
  • 4″ Unfinished Wood Round
  • 5” Unfinished Wood Round
  • 11” Unfinished Wood Round
  • Acrylic Paint (I used Apple Barrel “Real Navy”)
  • Paint Brush
  • Wood Stain (I used Minwax “Dark Walnut”)
  • Sanding Block
  • Wood Glue
  • Turned Furniture Leg (from Lowe’s)
  • Food safe sealer (Behandla cutting board sealer found at IKEA)

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Step 1: Add wood glue to the bottom of the 4” wood round and place it on top of the 5” wood round. If you accidentally added too much and it starts coming out from the sides, just take a baby wipe or a damp cloth and wipe it off before it dries. Let it dry for 10 minutes.

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Step 2: Add wood glue to the bottom of the furniture leg and place it on top of the 4” wood round (make sure it’s centered).

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Step 3: After 10 minutes add wood glue to the top of the furniture leg and set the 11” wood round on top. Add a couple of heavy books on top and let dry for 45 minutes.

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Step 5: Now that the stand is assembled we can start painting. With a paint brush start painting the Cake Stand, since I was going to do a distressed finish I left some wood showing through. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes.

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Step 6: With a cloth add wood stain to the desire areas you want to darken. This will give it more of an aged look. Let it dry for 1 hour.

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Step 7: Sand it down until it’s smooth and parts of the wood are peeking through.

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Step 8: Wipe away the dust with a damp cloth and add Food Safe Sealer (Behandla cutting board sealer found at IKEA).

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

This Cake Stand can be assembled in so many different ways and colors – the possibilities really are endless. Wrap it in a pretty package and it will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

DIY Wood Cake Stand... an easy, customizable DIY perfect for displaying sweet desserts or favorite household items!

Thanks, Norma!

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Norma Giannoni

of Paint Me Pink

Hello! I’m Norma Giannoni, a stay at home mommy of 3 little ones and wife of a wonderful man who proudly serves for our country in the United States Marine Corps. I’m an artist and I love drawing whimsical characters. I also have the tendency to gravitate towards pink girly things. My little blog Paint Me Pink is a place where I share my passion for DIY projects whether it’s painting furniture, art, baking, styling, or simply being a mommy.

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Comments

  1. Jen posted on May 3, 2016 at 8:46 am (#
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    Where do you find the wood rounds?  With the edge detailing?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 3, 2016 at 5:32 pm (#
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      I got those at Joanne’s!

  2. Nancy cox posted on May 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm (#
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    Where did you find the 4 and 5 inch rounds. They did not have them at my Lowes? 

  3. Stephanie posted on May 16, 2016 at 11:16 pm (#
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    Awsome cake stand!! Thank you for sharing your talent ;)

  4. Heather posted on June 14, 2016 at 11:04 pm (#
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    This is the cutest and easiest little stand I’ve ever seen. I love simple projects that make a big impact. Definitely pinning this for later!