DIY Cake Stands

 If there is one thing I love about styling parties, it has to be the sweets table!  If you are planning out the table design, you will need to arrange your items at varying heights to keep the look interesting and polished.
  Now, I am a cake stand lover, but my budget does not allow for one in every shape, color and size.  A simple DIY cake stand was exactly what would help! So, I decided that I needed to make one or four (hee hee!)  that I can embellish for a particular event. They ended up being pretty easy to make and I even used a power tool… a drill!  Now, for all of you ladies who can rock a sander or saw super for you, but I was just excited that I didn’t drill the stand to my deck! :)
Here is how I made them…
Cake Stand Tutorial
furniture legs (I got mine from Home Depot)
rectangle or square 1 inch thick wood for the top
smaller square plaque for the base (Hobby Lobby)
drill and drill bits
spray paint
Step One. The first thing you will want to do is drill all of the pilot holes.  A pilot hole is where you drill a small hole into the wood where you will insert the screw.  It helps to make sure the wood won’t split!  You will need to drill one in the middle of the base piece, the top piece, and at the top of the furniture leg. 
Step Two.  Now you will screw the furniture leg right into the base piece.  The legs come with one screw already attached at the bottom, so this is a super easy part!
Step Three.  For this step, you will insert the screw into the pilot hole in the top and attach it to the furniture leg.  Just about all done!
Step Four.  Painting time!  You will want to sand the cake stand to make sure your paint will go on smoothly.  Next, add a few coats of spraypaint in your favorite color.  Now you have a nice, fully functional cake stand for a fraction of the cost!
At this point I could leave well enough alone, and use the stands as they are.  But…. well, you know me… I have to fancy them up a little!  Here are a couple of ways I have decorated them for events that I have styled, but the possibilities are endless…

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party


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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. says

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I just showed my handy husband, and I think he’s going to whip me up a few of these. I do cakes often, so these would be perfect. Love them.

  2. says

    The cake stands are just so cute! I would love to make one of these for our annual Halloween and Christmas parties! I’m visiting from Grow Your Blog Hop and I’m your newest follower:) I hope you can stop by my blog and show some blog love.

  3. says

    Thanks so much for sharing!! I have one question!! What is the delicious treat that looks like a cookie sandwich on your Mickey mouse cake stand?? It looks so cute but I have no idea what that is! Will you share that?? My google email is

  4. says

    Wow, a furniture leg can turn in to a beautiful cake stand, really, well if I didn’t see it I wouldn’t believe it. Very pretty and very clever of you. But then I already knew you were clever. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday’s Best!

  5. says

    Thank you sooooo much for linking up to my little tiered party. By the way I love your mantle trick or treat decor in the background after you painted the cake stands black. You inspired me to finally make a pendent.


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