Here’s a bunch of ways you can make decorative stands for displaying cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other dainties. Many are quick and easy to make using basic supplies with several taking advantage of pretty thrifted dishware. Whether you’re wanting something fun for casual parties or looking for something a bit more elegant, you’ll find some clever ideas in this bunch, have fun!
Tiered Terracotta 
: A stackable cake stand made with terracotta plates and saucers, decorative paper, acrylic paint and a hot glue gun.
Colorful Tiered Trays : These are made by painting cheap dollar store trays and candlesticks with spray primer and spray paint then assembling with strong glue.
Clever Dessert Stand 
: Corrugated cake boards and cans of food are covered with decorative scrapbooking-weight paper using non-toxic glue.
Individual Cupcake Stands : Mini-cupcake stands are made with candle sticks, unfinished wooden circles, wood glue and spray paint.
Pretty DIY 
: A clear plate is backed with a scrap of pretty fabric (using Mod Podge) and rests atop a candlestick holder secured in place with strong glue.
Tiered : Thrifted melamine or ceramic plates can be changed to suit the party theme, made with a decorative drawer pull and allthread, bolt and washer, paint, candlestick and a drill.
: A thrifted cookie stand is primed and painted then covered with a pretty cotton fabric print (using Mod Podge).
Repurposed : Use thrifted pieces such as plates, vases, pedestal bowls, candlesticks, etc., to make your own stands (assembled with epoxy).
Tiered Cake Plate 
: Shot glasses are glued between clear glass plates and wrapped in ribbon for a decorative display (optional).
Mirror Tile : You’ll need mirrored tiles in graduated sizes, glass candlesticks and E6000 glue to make this project.
Wood & Paper Decals 
: Made with square wood painting panels, wood dowel, Mod Podge and printable designs (included).
Lace Cupcake Towers : Paper lace borders are wrapped around boxes round boxes and lids then stacked in tiers (if you like). Free pdf download for the decorative lace clipart.
Embroidery Hoop 
: Fabric is stretched between embroidery hoop rings and rests on a jam jar with lid (secured with glue).
Decorative Plate : Nice & easy way to transform a plain, cheap plate for serving treats.Decorative Plate : Nice & easy way to transform a plain, cheap plate for serving treats.