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A Grand Wedding Cake Stand

Although modern wedding cakes come in every shape, size, and flavor (vegan chocolate anyone?), the stands that support them have mostly stayed in the bland category. Why not break the mold and create your own? It'll be a piece of cake!

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2008

materials

  • 1/2-inch-thick plywood

  • Paint and paintbrush

  • Drill and screwdriver

  • 4 knobs with screws

  • Hot-glue gun

  • Ribbon and silk flowers

steps

  1. The hardware store you buy the plywood from will cut it into a square (or rectangle) of any size; for a circle, you'll need the help of a woodworker with a jigsaw. Paint, and let dry. Drill holes for knobs and attach. Cover edge of board by hot-gluing on ribbons and tucking stems of flowers underneath before glue sets.

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