Easy DIY decoupaged IKEA cake stand

Make Your Own Decoupaged IKEA Cake Stand

Ikea Cake Stand: The other week I was wandering around IKEA with a friend, spending way too much in the marketplace as usual. As I was popping yet more of their napkins into my basket, I also spotted some new glass plates.
My crafty brain cells began to whirl and the idea of making a cake stand out of the napkins and glass plate was born. I just need to add a candlestick holder for the base. Lucky for me there is no shortage of these in IKEA.
My friend had actually been on the hunt for a cake stand for a while but hadn’t spotted one she liked. As it turns out this IKEA cake stand hack was perfect, by decoupaging the plate with napkins she could have cake stand of her choice.
How to make a gorgeous cake stand by just using stuff from IKEA.  The Cake stand can be customised by decoupaging with different napkins.

These IKEA cake stands were so cheap and easy to make we ended up making one each and are thinking about making more. Not that I eat that much cake (honest!).

However, the cake stands do make great party platters. Also, they look good just sitting out on the table as part of the decor.
IKEA Cake stand made with Pineapple napkins.
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What you need to make your own decoupaged IKEA Cake Stand

What you need to make your own decoupaged Ikea cake stand.

How to Make an IKEA Cake Stand

  1. First thing, decide on your paper napkin you will use for the decoupage. For the fish napkins, Wendy cut out the fish.
    You can, however, use a whole napkin like I did with my pineapple cake stand. Don’t worry about any overlap, you can trim this later. Whatever method you use will depend on the napkin you choose and the design you want.

  3. Most paper napkins come in 3 ply. Separate out the paper napkins you are using so that you just use the top printed ply. Place the glass plate face down and cover the underside with using Mod Podge. Then stick your napkins to the underside of the plate, and leave to dry.
    For the fish plate we then decoupaged a layer of tissue paper over the napkins to provide a silver background. Depending on what napkin design you use, will depend on what background you may need to decoupage. Cover with a layer of mod podge or varnish to seal.
    With my pineapple plate even though I used a whole napkin, I still stuck some white tissue paper to the underside to provide a white background.
  5. Trim off any overlapping paper with scissors or a Stanley knife.
  6. To match the decoupage plate to the stand, I spray painted the stand silver for the fish plate, and gold for the pineapple plate.
  7. To finish off the plate was attached to the candle stick simply using a glue gun.

How to make a Cake stand with stuff from IKEA including the decoupaged napkins.
Make your own Ikea cake stand any paper napkin design you want.  Really cheap and simple to do.
Its cheap and easy to make your own cake stand with napkins, plate and candlestick all from IKEA.
Decoupaging with paper napkins is so much fun and there are so many possibilities. I am a bit of a Marimekko freak and have used their napkins to diy marimekko shoes and even a make a Marimekko bench before.

As I like decoupaging with napkins I have quite a collection in my craft stash as I find it hard to resist any lovely designs I see. The fact that paper napkins are so cheap they are so tempting to buy.
Check out more cake stand ideas at the DIY Idea Center.

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  3. I love this idea and I love cake stands. I have a few of my own and they are great. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

    • Thank you, I have a few too now they just look great on the table.

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  5. My kids told me I have too many cake stands but I don’t think I can resist this one!

    • Personally, I don’t think there is any such thing as too many cake stands. Just tell them it means you’ll make more cakes and then I’m sure they won’t comment. Thank you!

  6. Oh how I wish we had IKEA in South Africa Claire because this is such a lovely way to personalize a cake stand. Pinning

    • Thank you, Michelle. They don’t have to be an Ikea glass plate and candlestick you good always hunt around for an alternative.

  7. Claire, the cake stand is great! What a fun way to make one! Thanks for the how-to.

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  9. I love this idea! I’ve seen the decoupaged plates before but never made into a cake stand. This is so elegant, and I love the playfulness of the fish 🙂

  10. We have an IKEA near us too, it’s too tempting to pop in for a couple of bits, get them home then wonder how come your whole house doesn’t miraculously look like an IKEA showhome with 2 new items in it!
    This is such a clever idea, I love the fish, it’s kind of unexpected for a cake stand, but most of all I love the idea that you can make it whatever design takes your fancy. Thanks for shairng at #handmadeMonday

    • Thanks, the fish has caused a bit of a stir with the traditionalists on Hometalk. But like you say, you can make whatever one you want. I keep on eyeing up some Marimekko napkins I have.

  11. A great Ikea-hack!

  12. Fantastic! I am going to be heading to Ikea to pick up some of these plates and candleholders! I am envisioning all of the different styles I can use! lThese aren’t just good for cakes, either, they are great for cookies, cheeses, etc! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  13. Love a great ikea hack, Claire! Thank you for sharing your fun cake stands @Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia

  14. I’ve had a little decoupage project in the back of my mind and now you’ve inspired me to brave the maze (I mean store) and check out their napkins. A plate of meatballs and mashed will be a bonus 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

  15. This looks terrific. I love how easy they are to make and that the supplies are cheap enough to make one for every occasion.

    • Thank you, yes I bought a few glass plates to try some other designs.

  16. Very, very cute! I’m inspired to make a trip to Ikea soon!

    • Thank you Wendy. I have an Ikea very near to me so it’s a bit too easy to pop in.

  17. What a brilliant idea and would be good on a craft stall display as well, for lavender sachets

  18. Love this idea! I enjoy crafting and can hardly wait to try it.

  19. What a great idea! I’m an Ikea addict so this is right up my alley. Thank you! – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

    • Thank you, I have a few more Ikea hacks planned for these year.

  20. Sue

    Such a great idea! My glass cake stand gets used more for adding height to seasonal home styling projects than anything edible, so making a few of my own would be a cheap and personalised addition to my display toolkit. Glad to have found you via Hometalk! Sue ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker

    • Thank you, they are great for displaying too! Your site looks lovely by the way.

  21. Why would you put fish on a cake plate? Use something pretty like flowers or designs.

    • My friend liked the napkin and it is not just for cakes, it’s used for savoury snacks. You can use what ever you want for the design.

  22. I love how you decoupaged your cake stand with paper – great idea! I’ve made a few DIY cake stands but never thought to decoupage them – thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Those are crazy cute! How simple too. Had I known about this before christmas, I would have made some for me and for gifts. You can just use the plate as a server for appetizers without making it as a cake stand. Just a great idea!

    • Thanks you can even use fabric instead of napkins for the decoupage.

  24. What a clever and unique idea!!! Thanks for sharing how to do this – it would be a great personalized gift 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  25. Great idea! I’ve always wondered how people did that on dishes. Thanks for the tutorial. Visiting from Homemade and Handcrafted party.

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