As avid crafters and kitchen enthusiast, nothing pleases us more then finding a DIY project that we can make ourselves and them use later on in the kitchen when we’ve made something delicious. We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise, then, that we were very intrigued indeed when the idea of making our very own cake stand popped into our head after we saw one we liked in a store and suddenly thought “we could make that”! That’s why we’ve been scouring the Internet tying to find as many DIY cake stand ideas as we possibly can before we have our next baking session or host our next dinner or party.
Just in case the idea of making your very own cake stand appeals just as much to you as it did to use, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, concepts, and designs we’ve come across so far in our search for guidance and inspiration!
1. DIY marble cake stand
Are you the kind of person who loves to add a bit of glamour to your space whenever possible, even when you’re making something yourself? Well, few things make us think of fancy kitchen more than marble finishes, so we’d certainly encourage you to take a look at how A Kailo Chic Life made this lovely gold edged cake stand that has a lovely homemade marbled finish all across its top surface.
2. Papier mache cake stand
Have you always been a much craftier person in the sense that you love getting your hands dirty and working with the classic techniques to make whatever it is you’re looking to create? Well, if you love making things completely from scratch and painting them after, we think you’ll really enjoy the way The House That Lars Built made these hand painted cake stands from papier mache!
3. Glitter and decoupage cake stand
Maybe you already have a store bought cake stand or you’ve come across one you like the shape of at a thrift shop but you can’t help feeling like it could really use a facelift in order to give it a new, slightly more modern lease on life? Well, if you like sparkly things just as much as we do, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Sugar and Cloth used decoupage techniques to make this fantastic gold glitter stand in just a few simple steps!
4. DIY modern cake stand
Perhaps your sense of personal style has actually always been a little less flashy and a little more simplistic so you’re looking for something modern and minimalist, without having to spend a lot of money? In that case, we’d definitely suggest trying something like this simple cake stand from Enthralling Gumption that was made using a plate and a vase!
5. Wood pinwheel cake stand
Maybe you’ve actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find something much more eye catch, colourful, and fun, like a stand that would suit a big celebration like a birthday party? In that case, we think this lovely painted wood and pinwheel cake stand with its own banner might be right up your alley! See how it’s made in more detail on Damask Love.
6. Painted pasta cake stand
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about DIY cake stands that are made using the same classic crafting techniques that you probably used as a kid, but you’d love to find a way to make the finished product look kitschy or mod in some way? Then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Handmade Charlotte used dried pasta and bright paint to make . these fantastically textured stands!
7. DIY wood slice dessert tray
Does your home actually have a slightly more rustic chic aesthetic to it and, since you’re such a detailed person, you prefer to keep even the smallest details in your house on theme? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Craftberry Bush made this beautiful and shockingly simple cake stand from a cut slice of wood and bent wire to create hairpin style legs.
8. Metallic gold geometric cake stand
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about modern looking cake stands because you’ve already established a pretty awesome mod decor scheme throughout your home but you’re prefer something a little more eye catching in terms of shape and construction? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Bird’s Party made these metallic gold geometric cake stands in just a few simple steps.
9. Rustic DIY wood slice and branch stand
Did we actually pique your interest so well in our discussions of wooden cake stands that you can’t help wondering whether there might be an all wood option out there, rather than just making a wooden topped version with metal legs? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like these wood slice and branch stands outlined in full detail on Tikki Do.
10. Painted terra cotta pot DIY
Have you always been the kind of person who prefers to use just about any craft or project as a chance to do a bit of upcycling? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll adore the way Tara Dennis made these simple but sleek stands from terra cotta pots and trays that have been painted and turned upside down! Their white scheme looks rather impressive and clean indeed, but these stands will look neat no matter what size or colour you make them in.
11. Simple DIY wire stand
In your search for something simple and minimalist, would you rather create something that’s got a slightly more metal and industrial feel to it, even in its homey look? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to take a look at how The Merry Thought made this simple DIY wire cake stand. Take a better look at their tutorial to learn how it’s done in full!
12. Colourful upcycled dishes stand
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of upcycling old or unconventional things into cake stands but, if you’re going to use dishes like we suggested before, you’d rather get more interesting than just plates and vases? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Centsational Girl made the bases of their stands from differently shaped cocktail glasses! The bright colour scheme they chose made the whole idea look even cooler than the glasses’ shapes already did.
13. Spray painted wood and scalloped edge square stand
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across a cake stand that’s shaped like a square rather than being rounded like all of the other designs we’ve shown you? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way In This Wonderful Life made this lovely stand from a painted piece of wood and some scalloped trim for whimsical edging.
14. Painted trays and candlesticks cake stand
Have we got you feeling quite intrigued indeed with this whole idea of building your own cake stand out of other household things before you paint it the colours you please, but you can’t help wishing you could find a larger version of the same idea so you can do things like serve a large batch of decorated cupcakes? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way A Perfectly Crazy Life made these painted stands from old trays and unused candlesticks!
15. Painted chandelier and plates cake stand
Perhaps you’re actually baking for an even that is very large indeed and you need to make sure you have enough cake and dessert for all of the guests present? Well, you could make yourself several different cake stands and arrange them… or you could make this multi-platform cake stand from iHeart Naptime that was created using plates and a chandelier!
Have you made other kinds of DIY cake stands before that you really enjoyed using but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to photos of your finished piece in the comments section!