DIY Decorative Metal Cake Stand

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DIY cake stand tutorial

With the end of October drawing near, we have been talking and thinking about the holidays. My kids were just asking which side of the family we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with this year and who will be hosting the dinner. It’s such a fun time of the year. We love getting together with family, visiting and of course, eating delicious food. I recently noticed a pretty cake stand with a scalloped metal edge, at an online store and thought that it would be perfect for holiday desserts. Rather than purchase one, I decided to make my own.

Cake stand supplies

I wasn’t able to find a scalloped metal piece for the cake stand, so I purchased a decorative aluminum sheet for a home improvement store and made my own. I also searched for a sturdy wooden stand to use. I ended up buying this pretty ceramic candle holder from a thrift store and it worked great!

Things You’ll Need:

  • Circle of wood for the base
  • Decorative metal (long enough to fit around the wood base)
  • Sturdy stand (wood or ceramic)
  • Small nails
  • Hammer
  • Hammered metal spray paint
  • Heavy duty glue such as polyurethane glue
  • Optional: tin snips and metal file

Cut decorative metal

Use the tin snips to cut the decorative metal sheet. If there are sharp edges, use the metal file to smooth them.

Nailed metal

Nail the decorative metal strip to the edge of the wood base. I had to have my husband help me with this step. It was too hard to hold it all together and hammer the nails.

Hammered metal cake stand

Spray paint the wooden base using metallic spray paint. I used a hammered metal spray paint so that the look of the wood base matches the look of the metal edges.

Glue cake stand

Glue the sturdy stand to the wooden base following the directions on the glue package. Spray paint the base, if desired. I like how the metal and ceramic look together so I didn’t spray paint this one.

Holiday cake stand

Allow the glue to dry according to the directions on the package. Then, flip it over and you have a gorgeous cake stand!

Hammered metal cake stand

Whip up a cake, pie or even some cupcakes with buttercream frosting and set them on the cake stand for your next family celebration or holiday dinner.

Photo Credits: Tonia Larson

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