I’ve decided I NEED more party props in my life (in particular, I’m on the hunt for a milk glass cake stand – keep your eyes out for me!) and so I whipped together this Rustic Wood Cupcake Stand. Rustic is sure in big right now, and I love the look. And it makes for thrifty ways to incorporate trends – cause sticks are free 🙂 I’ve seen this type of cupcake stand around, so it’s nothing new, but I thought I’d you show how we made ours:
I just love how it turned out!!
First, we just used some logs that were already cut for firewood. My brother was over and he was super nice to cut me a few slices. I wanted them to be varied in size – a large, medium, and small tier. He just used a chainsaw to cut off the ends of a large, medium, and small log. The bark rim came off of a couple of tiers because the blade was kind of dull and required vigorous cutting, but I think it would have stayed on if we were using a sharp, fresh chainsaw blade. He also cut a small branch into a couple of chunks for the posts inbetween the tiers.
Next Trevor took over – I just needed it all assembled. I assumed you’d just screw it all together, but he went above and beyond. He drilled holes in each piece and used wooden dowel rod pins to hold it together (as shown in the pics below) – this is better because you won’t see any screws or fasteners showing.
If you want to seal it, you can spray the stand with a clear coat. I haven’t done that yet, but I plan to in the future. I love how the slices are imperfect and the “handmade” feel of it all.
And it works great too! A sneak peek of an upcoming post…