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.
- 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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Step 7: Sand it down until it’s smooth and parts of the wood are peeking through.
Step 8: Wipe away the dust with a damp cloth and add Food Safe Sealer (Behandla cutting board sealer found at IKEA).
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.
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