I think this little project is so fun and rather simple! I have an extreme fetish for dishes and tabletop décor. There are so many ways to decorate your table top for that special ambiance!
Soon we will be heading to the Taste of Home trade show for our Titanium Twister; which is a great product for your kitchenaid stand mixer! You should stop by the blending blog and twist up some tasty treats with them! Ayways, we thought it would be fun to have the attendees of the show decorate their own cookies. I really wanted to incorporate 1005 Design into this show as well but wasn’t sure how! After pondering for quite some time I finally got it! I would make a cake stand using the 1005 Design decorative metal backsplash kit in the art nouveau pattern. It seems like I use this pattern a lot but I can’t help it, I just love it. It is so elegant and shiny! One of the neatest things about these backsplashes is that they are so easy to clean! Just soap and water! And they don’t get smudged up from sticky fingers; which is why I decided to use one for my cake stand!
DIY Decorative Metal Cake Stand Supplies.
I didn’t have a lot of this stuff just lying around so I went to Lowe’s!
- Dust mask
- Utility Knife
- Wood Glue
- Deck Post or Chair Leg
- Post Caps
- Paint brush
- Sand paper
- Table saw, miter saw, miter box
- Construction adhesive
Let’s Create the DIY Decorative Metal Cake Stand!
First, take your deck post or chair leg and decide how tall you would like to have your decorative metal cake stand. Use that measurement to figure out where you want the cuts to be. Okay, cut your post.
Now we are going to add the deck cap to the bottom with wood glue. (Don’t forget that wood glue such as gorilla glue expands when it dries. Also be sure to dampen the two pieces of wood before applying the glue). I also added a screw for added support.
Put the pieces of wood together and clamp. (If you do not have a clamp it is best to stand your post up and place something very heavy on top of the post and use gravity to your advantage) let dry overnight.
The next day remove your clamp. It is time to add the cake stand topper. I used a ½” thick board cut into a 12” x 12” square. I measured to find the center and marked it. I added a little bit of wood glue and placed the larger board on top of my post. I added a screw in the center for security. Notice that I sunk the screw into the stand; I did this so that it would not interfere with my decorative metal backsplash.
Now sand it down. Make sure you use your mask because the chemicals in this wood should not be inhaled. Sand it until smooth and you are ready to paint!
After your paint has dried it is time to add your decorative metal backsplash panel. Remove the protective coating from the panel.
Flip your panel over on its back side and add construction adhesive. Be sure to smooth this out evenly.
Add the panel to your stand. Allow to dry. I added decorative ribbon around the perimeter and created 4 bows to add to each corner for a pop of color and pizazz!
Now you have a DIY decorative metal cake stand! It’s that awesome? Enjoy!