23 Oct 2013

DIY TREE STUMP CAKE STANDS

**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. :)

20 comments:

  1. So darn cute!!! Love that idea. But sorry to hear about your party...I hope it goes off this week without a hitch.

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    1. I hope so too! The younger one caught the cold too, but seems to be on the mend. I'm trying not to take them anywhere this week just to make sure they get healthy.

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  2. I love these for a fall party! Super cute Anu :) xo Kristin

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    1. Thanks Kristin! I'm really happy with them and that they were so easy to make too. :)

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  3. Adorable! I love love love the woodsy feel.

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    1. I like that there woodsy too. I think foxes and the woods go perfectly together. :)

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  4. These are so cool! Now, I officially want a tree stump cake stand for myself.

    You are KILLING this theme.

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    1. Thanks Kim. :) I have loved all your tree slice projects and your pumpkin party was so great!

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  5. What a great idea! Hope the party goes beautifully :)

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  6. Such a lovely and super simple idea! :D And it's perfect for your party theme. I hope the little fox, which ever it was, is feeling better now. Can't wait to see what's going on with your party.

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    1. The other fox caught the cold too, but I think both are starting to get better! Thanks for your get well wishes friend. :)

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  7. love these! i had a woodland bday party for emmy a couple years ago and these would have been perfect!

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    1. They would be perfect for a woodland party for sure. :)

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  8. I'm going to join in an also tell you how much I love these. The little fox cupcake decorations are awesome too and so are you photos. Love

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    1. Thanks Julia! I can't wait to finally have this party to use all these decorations. :)

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  9. You are just too good! Michelle, 4men1lady.com

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  10. Oh my goodness, how awesome are these!!!??? I am always a sucker for bringing the outside in! I made a set of tree branch candle sticks and now you've given me the idea to just set a plate on top and wa-la they'll double as cake stands! So cool! I would love it if you would link up your Tree Stump Cake Stands at the Link it or Lump It Link party. http://twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/10/features-and-link-it-or-lump-it-link.html

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  11. Gorgeous!! What a simple and stunning DIY!!

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