**Spoiler Alert! If you are coming to the rescheduled party this weekend and want to keep the goodies that we are serving a surprise. Don't read this post until after the party. :)**
Our fox party had to be rescheduled as one of our foxes was sick. :( The party is now going to be this coming weekend. I had everything ready for the party including some yummy deserts so I decided to take a few pictures of the DIY cake stands I made. These are probably the easiest DIY ever! You can make them in just two steps. The how to is at the bottom of this post, but first here are a few pictures of my DIY tree stump cake stands.
I really love how simple these cake stands are and that they go so well with our fox party theme. They have a modern-rustic look with the clean white plates and tree stumps. I think they would be perfect for almost any occasion. They'd be great for a fall/winter party or even an outdoor/woodland themed party.
In case you might be wondering, the treats on the cake stands are graham cookies with acorn cut-outs, vanilla cupcakes and s'mores marshmallows all made by me. I'm going to have to make most of it all over again for this coming weekend! After we finally have our party I'll share some more details on all the food and the party decor in another post.
To make these cake stands all you will need is a stump/log, dinner plates and a saw. I used our everyday dinner plates. To find my stump, I went for a walk in the ravine by our house and found this stump on the ground ready for me to turn it into a few cake stands. :)
I had Tech Guy cut the stump into three different lengths with a mitre saw creating the pedestals. Check to make sure each pedestal stands level on a flat surface. You may need to trim a little off to make it level.
*please follow the manufacturers safety instruction whenever using a power tool.
The tallest pedestal was a little over 1 foot tall and the middle-sized one was 3/4 as tall and the smallest was 1/2 the height of the tallest pedestal.
To turn your stumps/pedestals into cake stands place a rimmed dinner plate on top. I didn't use any glue or other adhesive. I found that the stands were really sturdy as is and the bonus was that I could use plates I already had. I also like the fact that I don't have three large cake stands to store in my small space. I think I may store the stumps by our fireplace with the other logs we have. :)
I hope you liked this super simple DIY. I'll be back to show you the cake stands in all their modern-rustic glory after the actual party. :) I'm excited about how these will look on our dessert table.
Now go make some cake stands and bake something yummy to go on top. Hopefully you won't be baking for two weeks straight like I'm doing. :)