DIY Pedestal Cake Stand
This is a fun tutorial for creating a DIY Pedestal Cake Stand! For this stand I used a beautiful pink Ballerina image, but you could use any sort of motif that you like. You could also change up the color, the glitter, add embellishments, ribbons or whatever you like. I could see doing a black version with a spooky print for Halloween for example! Keep in mind, this is not a food safe surface so do not place food directly on the top. If you want to serve food on it, you definitely want the food on a plate first, then you could put the plate on the pedestal. It’s a great little display piece though, that’s perfect for displaying jewelry or hair accessories. Or great to use at a craft fair to display pretty handmade soaps or other small craft items.
I’ve included a supply list and instructions below:
Supply List for DIY Pedestal Cake Plate:
1) Printed copy of the image shown above.
2)Mod Podge (I used matte finish)
4)Round Paper Mache box lid (around 8″)
5)Wooden Candle Stick (around 7″)
8)Strong Household Glue (Like Goop or Gorilla Glue)
10)Scissors or knife
Step 1) Using the lid for the paper mache box, draw scallops around the entire edge. I used a lid from some fish food as a template.
Step 2) Using a knife or scissors cut out around the scallops. Be careful!
Step 3)Paint the wooden candle holder. I did a couple of coats and let dry in between.
Step 4) Paint the lid and allow it to dry as well.
Step 5) Next print up the image above and then using your lid as a template, draw around your image and cut out. (Make sure you have it centered)
Step 6) Adhere the image to the lid using Mod Podge and a brush. Allow to dry. Then apply a top coat, or two, with some more Mod Podge. Let it dry again.
Step 7) Apply the Dimensional glue anywhere that you would like to add some sparkle.
Step 8) Sprinkle on the glitter. Yay! My favorite part!!
Step 9) When it’s thoroughly dry you can glue the top to the base using a strong household glue or epoxy. Make sure you follow the instructions on the glue and properly ventilate if the instructions advise this. I never use Epoxy inside, I prefer to work with it in my garage with the garage door open, or on a screened porch. Let dry according to instructions on your glue bottle. ( I removed the metal candle cup using pliers first, you may not need to depending on how deeply it’s set into the candle holder.)
And here you can see how nice it looks with some sparkly rhinestone jewelry on it. I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY Pedestal Cake Plate Project and that you make something similar for yourself or a friend. These would make a great gift too I think!
what a cute little stand! Happy Transformation Thursday <3
i think i’m in love with a cake stand
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Aww, this is so pretty! What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing this, I’ll be linking.
Idea Queen says
What a fabulous project!! Just amazing, love it.
Beautiful project! Thanks for taking the time to share the steps for recreating this beautiful stand.
This is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the walkthrough, and thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog 🙂
Oh Karen, The cake stand is simply beautiful!!! I love that image and it looks so perfect on it!
Shabby chick style-great piece to make for a store display.
Le Chateau des fleurs says
THIS IS breath taking beautiful! I would never guessed it was paper. You are a master at crafts!
Thank you for your comments Karen, you are the best!
I love paper and surely love your work and blogs 🙂
Karey Ellen says
Thanks so much!!
Love this project, Karen.
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Cake stand looks awesome, thanks for sharing. ~Diane
Now, this is something that I can do!
VerdeSalvia delle colline di Firenze says
How lovely !!! Great idea, thank you, Karen.
This is gorgeous! What a great idea! I just threw away a candleholder like that because I didn’t like it. Now I am so sorry!
Thanks for sharing this lovely project!