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Faux DIY Wood Slice Cake Stand

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I was recently at my niece’s birthday party and my sister had this gorgeous wood slice cake stand for the birthday cake. I instantly wanted one….and as I do with all things…wanted to go the DIY route! I knew I had some FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam discs that would be PERFECT for this and it was super easy!

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Supplies needed to make this project:

  • (2) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs: 12″ and 6″
  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter
  • FloraCraft Smooth Finish®
  • Acrylic Paint: Brown and Cream
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® StyroGlue
  • Lacquer

Instructions:

Using the foam cutter, carve out the edges to make it look like bark. No rhyme or reason to this!  I carved little grooves into the edge and then indented a circle ring on the inside edge.

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Next, coat your disc with Smooth Finish. I love this stuff! It actually feels like there is nothing in the bottle because it’s so light and airy.

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On the left is one coat of smooth finish and on the right is without. It fills in the foam to make it all smooth.

before-and-after

I ended up using two coats and then sanded it to smooth out any rough spots.

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Now paint. I painted the outside dark brown and the inside light and in a circular motion!  Play around with this a little bit until you get the look you want.  You can see I mixed a little bit of the light and dark colors around the outside edge to make it look more realistic.

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After it dried I added a couple coats of lacquer–I don’t plan on placing food directly onto the wood slice…but wanted to protect it in case something spilled over!

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Then I took a smaller disc and glued it to the bottom of the wood slice. You could add a couple discs to make it higher or not add any if you want it to just sit on the table! Choice is yours!  I painted the outside edge of the disc so that it blended in to the wood slice.

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And now the best part—add some pie!  Remember though, this is a cake plate, not a hot plate.  Make sure your pie, cake or treat of choice is completely cooled before serving on you foam wood slice.

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I didn’t know what pie would photograph well….so I decided to grab 3 (that’s what I told my husband anyways!)

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Perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

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kimbo

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