5 Ways to Make Your Own Tiered Cake Stand

I shared this tabletop succulent garden with you a while back which was inspired by this cupcake stand.  I loved the idea of putting something unexpected–like these pretty succulents–onto something that was meant to display food.  And I had a lot of fun making my own tiered stand.




While I was researching different ideas for this project, I came across dozens of terrific ideas anyone could use to DIY a tiered dessert stand.  The possibilities for these stands are literally limitless!  You can find a tutorial for any skill level, style, size, or shape!  And I think I’ve demonstrated pretty effectively that these stands are pretty versatile!  Along with entertaining, they can be used to display craft supplies, spices, makeup, and seasonal decor.  I think I might have to make a few more…..I might try one of these 5 Ways to Make Your Own Tiered Cake Stand.



1.  Shabby Chic Circles


Plans and a tutorial for this effortlessly elegant stand are available at Shanty 2 Chic.  I like how the tiers on this one are completely flat, leaving lots of room for sweet treats!


2. Plates + Hardware


The perfect solution if you are short on storage space, this stand make from hardware and pretty plates can be easily taken apart for compact storage.  See how to make it at HomedIt.


3.  Plates + Candlesticks


No drilling required for this modular stand made by Ann Wu Photography.  It’s simple to put together with melamine plates, candlesticks, and glue.


4.  Stemware + Dessert Plates

Kate from Centsational Style shares these colorful dessert stands made from stemware and dessert plates bought at any thrift store for cheap. Pick up multiple and make them in fun summer colors to group together and display all types of desserts.  


5. Wood + Copper 


As a DIYer myself with a huge scrap pile, I absolutely love this wood & copper cake stand from Brittany aka the Pretty Handy Girl. Made with some shiny copper pipes and wood scraps this could easily be made with a trip to your local hardware store!  

Aren’t those fun?  Can you think of an occasion when you’d like to use a tiered stand? I’m thinking of a pretty feminine cake stand made of pretty tableware for Mother’s Day. Bright colorful stands for your summer BBQs or your Christmas holidays. You can make them in all colors and themes to match your decor or theme.