5 Ways to Make Your Own Tiered Cake Stand

A few weeks ago, I shared this tabletop succulent garden with you.  As I mentioned, it 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.  Vintage Kitchen Gadgets


Mamie Jane’s shares this quirky, adorable tiered stand made from vintage pie tins and a rolling pin.  This is a perfect stand to leave out on the kitchen counter!

5. Cake Pans



Springform baking pans form the tiers for this industrial-style cake stand by AKA Design.  Bonus: along with the tutorial, there are two different ideas pictured for styling this one.

Aren’t those fun?  Can you think of an occasion when you’d like to use a tiered stand?  Or do you have a non-edible use for one of these?