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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DIY Wedding Cake Stand

DIY Wedding Cake Stand

Super simple and super fast to make! I have seen 16” round wedding cake stands ranging in price from $100-600. There was no possible way I was going to spend that type of money on my stand when I knew I could make one myself. This tutorial shows you how to put together simple everyday objects and make something new!

Things you will need:
  • ·         16” Round Lazy Susan – I got mine at Ikea for $8
  • ·         Planting Pot – I also bought it at Ikea for $8
  • ·         Beaded Trim - $6 a yard at my local sewing store.
  • ·         Tin Foil
  • ·         Double sided Tape
  • ·         Cardboard – 2 pieces large enough to cover the top of the lazy susan with a few inches overlap.

Things from home:
  • ·         Scissors
  • ·         Hot Glue Gun
  • ·         Pencil
  • ·         Cutting Mat
  • ·         Box Knife

Step 1:

Place your lazy susan face down onto the cardboard and trace it. Cut it out and put it aside. Take the lazy susan again and trace it face down leaving around  1 ½”  space around the tracing. Measure out 1 ½” around the traced circle and draw larger circle round your original tracing. (The amount of space round the circle is determined by how wide your beaded trim is.) Cut the circle out along the outside circle and cut slits from the inside circle out creating little tabs. Make these cuts every ½” or so all the way around the circle. You may even want to lightly score the inside circle to make the tabs fold down easier and more evenly. If the tabs are not folding well cut more slits to relieve the cardboard. 

Step 2:

Using double sided tape, tape two pieces of tin foil together by overlapping them on their long side. Put the foil onto the top of the first circle you cut out (the one without the tabs) and fold down the sides of the foil down being careful not to wrinkle the top. You may need to cut slits so the foil sits flatter. Again take the double sided tape and tape down the foil to the underside of the cardboard. Put a good amount of double sided tape on the bottom of the foil circle and place it on the tabbed cardboard lining up the edges with the inside traced circle. Make sure the folded tabs are facing down. Firmly push down and make sure you have a good seal.

Step 3:

Place your assembly of sandwiched cardboard and foil and place it on top of the lazy susan. The tabs should be facing down wrapping around the edges of the lazy susan. Grab your hot glue gun and your beaded trim. Start applying hot glue to the folded down tabs and glue on your trim. Make sure your trim in even and firmly glued down. You may even want to go around the bottom inside edge of your trim with some craft glue for extra strength.

Step 4:

Place our lazy susan into your planting pot or vase and you’re done! I told you it was easy! If you want to glue the lazy susan to the pot it is totally up to you but I wanted to use it after the wedding so I simply place it inside the pot. All you have to do now is tell your cater to lift the cake from the lazy susan!

Fun and simple cake stand that will cost you a fraction of what you would pay retail. The thing I love about this tutorial is that it makes you look at everyday objects in a new way.

Enjoy and happy making! 

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