DIY Birdcage Patisserie Stand – Reader Featured Project

Birdcage Patisserie Stand

Today I’m sharing a beautiful reader featured project!  This amazing Birdcage Patisserie Stand was submitted by Ginger via my new submissions page!  Ginger thought she  would see if she was up to the challenge of making a cut file for a birdcage patisserie stand found online! This is what she came up with! The file was designed in Make-The-Cut software and cut using her Black Cat Cougar from That’s Scrap Inc. The patisserie stand is 16” tall and the shelves are approximately 8” x 9”. It turned out better than she had hoped!! They will be perfect to use at her Christmas cookie exchange!

Supply List

Vintage Image of French Roses

Electronic die cut machine
Cut file – Click HERE to download
Yes paste, or craft glue
Sandpaper or emery board
White craft paint, spray or brush on
Printed graphics
X-acto knife
Ink for distressing
Crackle effect rubber stamp
Clear acrylic sealer

To make it strong enough to actually hold baked goods the file was cut twice from chipboard and the pieces glued together. The download link has both svg format and mtc format. You should have 26 pieces after cutting the file twice. Glue pieces together making sure to line up all tabs and slots. There are thirteen pieces, double thickness, after gluing them together. I used a squeegee to apply the paste and then brayered the pieces together. Wipe excess glue off all edges and let dry. I weighted the pieces with books to help them dry flat; this may take overnight.

DIY Birdcage Patisserie Stand Step 1

When your pieces are dry, check to be sure all slots are free from glue. I like to sand the edges to remove any glue or rough spots. A nail file made for acrylic nails works great! Now paint your pieces with white spray paint or your favorite craft paint. If your graphics will cover the entire shelf, there is no need to paint one side of the shelves.

DIY Birdcage Patisserie Stand Step 2

The graphics were sized and printed on 65 lb cardstock with a laser printer then adhered to the shelves. Once dry, I trimmed the edges of the print with a x-acto knife to match the chipboard shelf. Sand the edges if they are rough. If the edges of your print don’t quite meet the edge of your shelf, just ink the edges heavily. It isn’t noticeable once the stand is finished. Since the stand is not glued together, apply graphics to both sides of the shelves for seasonal use!

DIY Birdcage Patisserie Stand Step 3

All pieces were inked with Tim Holtz gathered twigs Distress Ink and also stamped all over with a crackle effect stamp to give them an aged look. When you have them looking the way you want, seal all pieces with a matte sealer.

DIY Birdcage Patisserie Stand Step 4

The pieces are slotted so that it requires no adhesive to assemble the stand and it can be disassembled for storage. Make sure all slots are free from excess paint or glue. To assemble, slide the front and back pieces onto the two sides. Be sure the slots on the very top are opposite each other. Next place the shelf supports for the bottom shelf in and put the shelf in place. Repeat for the middle shelf; then the top shelf. Slide the top slots together and your stand is ready for your goodies!!

DIY Birdcage Patisserie Stand Step 5

Didn’t Ginger’s patisserie stand turn out beautifully?  I think it’s amazingly creative, and would love to have one of my own!  Thank you so much for sharing with us, Ginger!


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  1. This is delightful!- I thought it was a vintage metal stand at first glance- what an amazing job – and the graphics are perfection!

  2. Carolyn Hawkins says:

    I am so impressed with this stand…OMG, it is totally awesome, beautiful, creative, and I could go on and on!!
    I absolutely love, love, love it!
    Good job, Ginger!!!

  3. so cute ! thank’s very much ;

  4. BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! WISH I had one too!!!!:) AMAZING JOB Ginger!!!!!!!!!!:)

  5. This is such an amazing creation! I am wondering if there might be a link to the file that we can try this out – would love to make one!

    • Karen Watson says:

      Hi Mary, Ginger did include a link to the file, but unfortunately when I clicked on it, it said that the file had been removed, so I’m afraid it’s no longer available.

    • Hi Mary, I just sent the link to Karen; hopefully she will be able to post it for you. Ginger

  6. Thanks everyone!! Karen, I just downloaded the file; don;t know why it wasn’t there earlier. Do I need to send it to you again?

  7. Sally Spindler says:

    Well that is just an amazing piece of craftwork! I LOVE IT x 1,000!!! Tried to download the cut file but it said I had to be a premium memeber to do that, Sniff, Sniff! This is one project that really excites me. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Karen Watson says:

      Sally, there are 2 ways to download it… the free way, which is slower, or the paid way which is faster. Click on the “Free Download” button, which is Gray and on the right side of your screen, to download it for free. I hope that helps!

  8. So lovely, Ginger did an A+ job. I don’t have a cutting machine, is there any way to have the fine in another format. Such as: pdf, psd, or png/jpg?

  9. pauline willis says:

    Hi Karen, this is an amazing piece of ‘art’. I am such a fan of your graphics and am using them where I can on my hand painted furtniture, (still trying to master the mirror image transfer technique). Is the chocolate poulin advert text graphic one of yours pls? I’d love to add that to my collection too.
    Keep up the good work, Kind regards, pauline

    • Pauline, the frame is Karen’s; romantic frames – Chirstmas colors. The text comes from an advert I found online. I used a photo editing program to cut and combine the two; then sized it to fit on the shelf. Don’t know where I got the advert, doesn’t have anything but a number on the file. Ginger

      • pauline willis says:

        Thanks so much for reply Ginger, when I’ve got a spare hour, I’ll have a search. Beautiful Piece. x

  10. WOW! This birdhouse would be a great display for my handmade birdies! I downloaded the svg file, but when I opened it, the pieces are layered on top of each other. I use a Silhouette Cameo and am not sure how to break down the svg file into individual pattern pieces. Any Ideas?

    • I am not familiar with the Cameo software. I use MTC and SCAL. I can send these files to you, or do each layer in a separate file. Let me know if this helps and where to send them.

      • WOW! Thanks so much! If you could break the file into individual jpgs, I could cut each individually on the cameo silhouette. I’ll send you pics when I am done! Thanks again! (PS -Now I am thinking of ideas for Halloween with your pattern!)

      • I tried youtube and was not successful creating individual pattern pieces. :(

    • You may also check Youtube for a video on how to separate the layers. Sorry I can’t help more!

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