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17 Elegant DIY Tiered Cake Stand Ideas For The Holidays

A tiered cake stand is an easy way to jazz up hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and even a delicious brunch spread when hosting a shindig. And since the holidays are upon us, there have been plenty of DIY tiered cake stand ideas, and to give you some much-needed inspiration to take your entertaining to the next level, here are 17 gorgeous DIY tiered cake stands!

Tiered Cake Stand Ideas To Spruce Up Your Party

Baking and beautifying a cake from scratch is one thing, how about after the icing has been spread and sprinkles dropped? You'll definitely need the perfect spot to flaunt your delicious creation. And not just your cake–what about your spread of pastries, that beautiful stack of donuts, or your adorable cupcakes? With that in mind, I've found 17 DIY tiered cake stands to make your scrumptious masterpiece an epic table display!


1. Triple Tier Woodland Cake Stand

Do you have a bunch of wood slices and looking for ways on how to use them? You've just found an amazing project! This triple tier woodland cake stand is elegantly rustic, perfect for serving up cupcakes at an outdoorsy party.


2. Pretty In Pink DIY Tiered Cake Stand

Can you believe this lovely pink piece was made out of some plastic items from the dollar store? Well, you better check it out! It doesn't get simpler and more inexpensive than this pretty in pink DIY tiered cake stand.


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3. Cardboard Tiered Cake Stand

If you want a bit of a modern touch and still an easy craft, look no further! Made with some cardboard, once you are done you will have an eclectic and funky cake stand.


4. Retro Dotted Tiered Cupcake Stand

Styrofoam rings, scrapbook paper, and a few easy-to-find supplies were called into service to make this retro and fun masterpiece! I'm guessing you may even have the middle part hiding somewhere in your cupboard.


5. Simple Mirrored Cake Stands

Candleholders and a few dollar store mirrors can transform into a glamorous piece with just the right kind of glue. Have you found that right inspiration?


6. Mismatched Crockery Cake Stand

The beauty of upcycling at its best! Your old crockery will have a new lease on life with this mesmerizing mismatched crockery cake stand. It's the perfect stand for finger foods or sweet treats during parties, and sandwiches for a traditional afternoon tea.


7. Mad Hatter Tea Or Cake Stand

Want the Alice in Wonderland vibe? This mad hatter tea or cake stand is the perfect DIY to get you there! This will definitely give you a whimsical centerpiece well-known to vintage china lovers.

8. Tart Pan Cake Stands

These tart pan cake stands have the vintage sophistication every guest will surely fall in love with. Transform a collection of vintage tart pans into a charming tiered cake stand with some similarly old-school thread spools and glue.


9. Chandelier Cake Stand

I bet at first glance, you would mistake this glamorous cake stand for a designer piece. However, would you believe this fabulous display of multiple cake stands is actually a repurposed old chandelier? Let this be a reminder not to forget the endless possibilities old things have to offer.


10. Treat Stand

Just because we call it a cake stand doesn't mean we limit its purpose for only serving cakes. This brilliantly-colored cupcake stand has a bowl above to house small pieces of fruit, candy, or a dip.


11. Colorful DIY Cake Stands

These colorful DIY cake stands are a classic, and with all that space, very versatile and functional for displaying mini desserts for all sorts of occasions. I love its bright and bold colors!


12. DIY Shabby Chic Cupcake Tower

A sturdy cake stand with three tiers! Perfect for cupcakes and other treats. It's durable, yet still, manages to be dainty-looking! The distressed white finish makes it an easy match to any table decor.


13. DIY Cake and Cupcake Stand

Perfection! If you're hosting a big event this DIY cake and cupcake stand will surely come in handy. The 2 tiers can house around 100 or so cupcakes, while the top tier can hold a 9″ cake. This utilitarian cake stand will take some teamwork, so pass this project along to your partner and have fun bonding over building this!


14. Dollar Tree Three-Tier Tray

Whether you’re serving up a scrumptious cake at a party or giving out sweet treats at brunch, this dollar tree three tier tray has that certain je ne sais quoi everyone strives for.


15. Terra Cotta Cake Stand

This beautifully painted terra cotta cake stand is so lovely, but you can also try to retain its natural color for a simple and earthy look. It's perfect for a garden wedding or any outdoor shindig.


16. Fresh Beats + DIY Record Cake Stands

These fresh beats + DIY record cake stands are perfect for a music or retro-themed party! I thought I was creative, but this amazing DIY is something I would have never thought of making. Exceptionally creative!


17. Industrial Spin On A Tiered Cake Stand

This industrial cake stand, when not in use as the star of the buffet table, will accommodate little treasures you want to put on display. This cake stand with three tiers is pretty decorative by itself. It pleases the eye with classic design and a fancy colorful twist. A handle at the top adds both a decorative and functional flair.


Want to see how you can make your very own DIY tiered cake stand? Check out this video from Chanelle Novoséy:

Isn't everything on this list so impressive? A ton of creativity and you certainly saved a lot of money. Pick the one that best suits your holiday celebration and start DIYing!

Which one of these DIY tiered cake stand will you be making for the holiday? We're excited to know! Let us know in the comments section below.

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