Coming up on this episode of “Designed to
the Nines”… do you like rustic farmhouse
Do you love Magnolia home decor? Well on
this episode I’m going to show you how
to knock off this wooden cake stand
from Magnolia home and we’re going to do
it for a tiny fraction of the cost so if
that sounds good to you stay tuned!
Welcome to “Designed to the Nines”, I’m
NataLee Callahan… and if this is the
first time we’re meeting welcome to my
channel if you enjoy learning about DIY
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I bring you weekly tutorials on these
topics and I’d hate for you to miss any
of the episodes because we try to have a
lot of fun on here so this week I’m
going to be doing a knock off of a
Magnolia Home cake stand and I’m
actually going to make two of them so we
can do a tiered effect and I’m gonna
make it two different ways and you’ll
see why in a minute
because I wanted to give you two options
now I feel a little guilty and doing a
knockoff of Chip and Joanna Gaines
because they are so…
I just like them… and
I mean I don’t know him personally but I
want to send them business but I thought
it might be fun to see if I could
recreate the same look on a tight budget
for those of you who may not be able to
splurge on a Magnolia Home Decor piece
so I popped on over to their website and
I found these really adorable cake stands
I decided to knock off this one because
I really liked the scalloped edge and I
like them the metal versus the wood and
I thought it would be a really fun
project to see if I could get the look
for less and I think that we can so
we’re going to do this two ways if you
look at the edge detailing on the
original piece it’s actually made I
believe from plywood because you can
actually see kind of the layering effect
on the edge of the cake stand by me
doing it this way the larger one I think
it’s going to actually end up being a
little bit more authentic to the
original if you have some plywood laying
around this will be the less expensive
option so I had some scrap wood left
over from building my bench and this is
one of the pieces and then actually
gonna use up pretty much every last drop
of my plywood over the course of the
next couple of tutorials I’m actually
going to cut two and you’ll see why I
measured and found some bowls in the
house so look around you might find the
right thing and that will help you get a
perfect circle so
gonna go out and cut this out with our
jigsaw but I’m going to work slowly and
then if we have any rough spots I’m
gonna just sand those down that is for
somebody who has a jigsaw maybe has some
plywood sitting around or can get their
hands on something for those of you who
don’t and are a little intimidated by
using a jigsaw I have not forgotten you
and we’re going to use a pre-cut round
so each of them has their kind of pros
and cons and I’ll go over that as we go
but before I get started cutting out our
circles I want to ask you to stick with
me to the very end because I have got a
special bonus project that is super easy
super affordable and super cute so stick
with me to the very end and I will have
that bonus project for you now let’s go
cut out our circles.
our circle turned out
pretty good there are a couple of like
rough spots so now I’m going to take my
electric sander and sand it all down
nice and smooth and then also do a good
standing on the top
so I’ve got my two circles cut out and sanded down this one
is my top one and so I was a little bit
more particular with this one it looks
pretty darn good in my opinion and then
I cut out a second circle this is about
a half inch smaller than this one we are
going to be gluing this to the top one
and then we are going to be doing that
scalloped edge detail I thought that
that would make the scalloped edge
detail so much easier to apply on this
one and so that’s why we have two
circles this is the underside of the top
piece and we’re going to put both rough
sides together we’re going to attach
this to the top so first of all we’re
going to put on our trusty e6000 and
this is really good
we’re gonna use this again so keep it
close by and then just for some
immediate stick we’re gonna put on some
hot glue
then we are going to flip this
over and we are going to just make sure
that it is centered this is a
candlestick that I got at Michaels we’re
going to find Center on this
trace it so
we know where it goes and then we’re
going to do the same thing with the
e6000 I thought about using nails and
stuff but I think we’re going to be okay
with this
put some hot glue for immediate stick
flip it over and squeeze it down and put
it right where it’s supposed to be
alright! that actually… I’m surprised how good
that sticks so now we have a cake stand
which I’m actually pretty excited about
it looks a really good
we need the really adorable kind of
metal scalloped edging so this is my
very affordable and hopefully it’s gonna
work out I have a good feeling about it
I picked up some tongue depressors you
can get these at the dollar tree you can
get them pretty much at any craft store
we are going to make the scalloped edge
out of popsicle sticks
I’m actually really quite excited about this so I’ve
decided to apply these first and then
paint them after and we are going to
measure one inch and make a mark and
what’s cool about these tongue
depressors is you can take a cheap pair
of scissors and just cut them instead of
having to use a saw… you can use a saw
and so then you can see there will be
our scallop and that will look really
cute I’m gonna do a whole bunch a total
of 48 but I’m going to cut 24 of these
so we’ve got a pile of tongue depressors
cut out for our scalloped edge I’m gonna use
a little bit of e6000 and a little bit
of hot glue to attach them we’re going
to make sure we do this smooth side out
and just a little bit at the top and
then a little dab of hot glue for some
instant stick right underneath that lip
and hold it down and then we’re going to
just go all the way around
all right so I finished applying my
scalloped edge and overall I’m really
happy with it I’m gonna set it aside for
a second and let it set up a little bit
longer but then I’m going to take some
spackling and I’m just going to kind of
fill in the gaps a little bit and then
we’ll sand it down and paint the
scalloped edge but I don’t want to mess
with it while it’s still kind of freshly
drying so I’m going to set that aside
and we are gonna do the smaller version
we are going to start out with this 8
inch round that I picked up from
Michaels I got it 50% off it was $3 same
with these candlesticks that I’m using
they were 50% off being $3 a piece and
so similarly to this one we are going to
find the center and then attach to this
but then we are going to do the
scalloped edge on this one I’m worried
that because this is on an angle that
they will kind of cave inward like that
so we we’re going to have to do
something to keep them upright and again
it’s going to be just the same process
as before of hot glue and a 6,000
I think what I’m going to have to do I am
gonna have to definitely do something
here to keep it the way we want it I was
afraid of this… so yeah we’re gonna have
to do this all the way around just
because otherwise our scalloped edge
will cave in
I am covered head to toe in glue!
So the hard part is done and we’ve got our
scalloped edge on you could leave it
alone leave it just like this and paint
it up and stain it and call it a day
I want mine to be a little bit more
smooth so I’m gonna actually take some
joint compound since we’re painting it
if we were staining it you’d want to use
wood filler but I’m just gonna use some
of this spackling and then we’re gonna
let this dry you don’t have to do this
step I just I’m doing it because I want
it to be as close to the original as
possible well let it set till it’s
completely dry and then I’m gonna sand
it down I am so thrilled with how these
are turning out so far they are so cute
but I do have to tell you I think the
easier way to do this…
believe it or not
is to cut the two rounds because trying
to brace this so that it wouldn’t cave
in on an angle it was very tedious work
so having the other circle behind it I
just think that that’s the better way to
go and it’s also the cheaper one but we
learn as we go and if you don’t again if
you don’t have the jigsaw and you’ve got
time it’s gonna have a very similar end
result so I think that that will be good
now it’s time to give the scalloped edge
that metallic bronze finish that was on
the inspiration one.
I’m gonna be using
craft smart onyx in the premium metallic
acrylic paint and this was like $1.79 (US) not on sale I’m just gonna brush this
on and again if you wanted to tape this
all off and use spray paint you could
but I’m just going to go ahead and paint
the scalloped edge just being very
careful our scalloped edge is dried and
honestly I think if I were to redo this
I would probably go ahead and use a
spray paint I think it would go a little
bit faster and also give like a little
bit smoother of a finish but I’m okay
with this and we’re gonna go with it
anyways unless I change my mind
we’ll see!
so for right now though we
need to amp up the farmhouse rustic on
this wooden cake stand because it
by Magnolia home what I’m gonna do is
I’m going to use this same Kona colored
gel stain that I’ve used for the past
several tutorials I still have a ton of
it left, so we’re going to do this very
dry so I’m going to get some on my brush
and then I’m going to wipe a lot of it
off because if you compare it to their
cake stand they just gone in and kind of
just dry brushed very subtly and so
that’s all we’re going to do here is
keep it really subtle
so I’m done giving the rustic vibe to
the tier trays I’ve done antiquing them
I’m really happy with how they turned
out I’m gonna let it set a second before
we put our polyurethane on but I wanted
to do that really quick bonus project
that I promised you
honestly this is so easy I don’t even
know if we could technically call it a
project but sometimes the easy projects
are the best ones so I have this piece
of scrap wood just sitting around and
then I picked up a package of those
metal words from Dollar Tree that you’re
seeing probably all over the place and I
am just going to attach this to it but
first I wanted to go ahead and give it a
nice dark stain and we’ll let it dry
we’ll put some polyurethane on it when
we do that and then as simple as gluing
the word onto the block of wood and boom
super inexpensive easy decor that cost
me like 30 cents!
OK… so I want to protect
the finish and so I’m going to be using
this premium spray enamel this is not
gonna be food safe but I don’t feel bad
because the original wasn’t food safe
either just put something down
underneath it just some sort of
separation between your food and this
and we can use this for decor display we
can use it for cupcakes and cakes
My Magnolia home cupcake stands and cake
stand is done and overall I’m very happy
with it I’m going to be using this all
the time is perfect for fall festivities
coming up as well as Christmas if you
have more of like a farmhouse rustic
Christmas I think I’ve got the finish of
it pretty close to that of the original
so actually the bigger one we came in a
little bit less expensive I’m gonna call
this one $5 and this one is more like $8
verses $28 and $40 respectively on their
sizes… so we we did really good on
budget I might actually make a little
bit bigger version so I could do the
three-tier tray what do you think of it
do you think it’s a pretty good dupe? let
me know in the comment section below and
also let me know in the comments section
below if you would like to see me do
something a little bit more glamorous a
little more blingy with a little bit
more sparkle this one’s definitely
rustic wooden a farmhouse vibe but I
think I might be interested in making
one that’s a little bit more glitzy and
glamorous for the winter months and the
holidays that are coming up thank you so
much for watching stay tuned for next
week’s episode which is the ultimate
fall wreath playlist that I’m co-hosting
with Kristin Kay come check it out next
week we are gonna hopefully have so much
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Rustic Cake Stand | Magnolia Home Decor | Farmhouse Cake Stand (DIY)

83 thoughts on “Rustic Cake Stand | Magnolia Home Decor | Farmhouse Cake Stand (DIY)

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Do you think this was a successful knock off? Do you want to see me make a blingy cake stand?

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Turned out great!

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm


  • August 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Omg is so beautiful awesome job thank you so much for sharing πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ‘ πŸŒΉπŸ’•

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Natalie, fab diy. Just a little tip, if you need to give wood or another porous material realistic metallic finish, apply lacquer or oil based varnish first, and then apply the mettalic paint 😊 tfs

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    These came out beautiful ! I love the candlesticks I have to see if my Michaels carries them , so cute and I like the use of the craft sticks for the scallop detail ! Thanks for sharing πŸ€—πŸ’•

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    So cute NataLee! They turned out so close to the original. I love how you used the tongue depressors to make the scalloped edges. I’m all about the glitz, so yes on a sparkly tray!πŸ’Ž

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Of course this was a successful knock-off and I plan to make a couple myself. I love it!!

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    So beautiful and creative. Love these!

  • August 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Absolutely beautiful it looks just like the magnolia one. You have the best DIYS. πŸ‘πŸ˜˜

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Perfect match. Great job. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    That's a great knock off. Almost identical. Good job!

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I like the farmhouse look! Your dupes are great!

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Great knockoff and easy for all to recreate! Thanks for sharing!

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Turned out beautiful….I will be making one myself. I have been trying to figure out how to make and rain chain on the cheap. Any ideas?

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Almost at 10 k… So excited for you!!! Great cake stand idea- looks so good – thanks for sharing!

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful! A glitzy one would be great.

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:21 pm


  • August 12, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Love it πŸ₯°

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Nailed it! And definitely a glam version

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I love those! Yes make a blingy one!

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    This is Nancy Campbell, this is my sons Youtube sign in , Im on his PC… I LOVE this!!

  • August 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    l β™₯β™₯β™₯Love cake stands.. this is so cute ,i can not wait to make it 😍β™₯! oh yes do bling 😁 Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • August 12, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    This is brilliant! I found one of these tiered stands with the scalloped edge at my coffee shop a few years back and they wanted over a hundred dollars. I thought I could diy it myself, but I could not figure out what I could use for the scallop ( theirs was made of metal). I found some doll house trim at hobby lobby that might work, but the scallop was rather small. Thank you. I might get my scalloped stand after all.

  • August 12, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    😍Love it❣️

  • August 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    OMGGGGGG sweetie!!!! You knocked this one out of the PARK!!!!! Let me say that I absolutely fell in LOVEEEEE with "Fixer Upper" and have seen every episode a thousand times so a couple of years ago, on our way home from the deer lease, my hubby surprised me and stopped at the "Magnolia Silo" place since Waco was on our way home anyways. Well, I don't know if you have ever been there or not, but we walked in there and I can't even TELL YOU how excited I was….. UNTIL 😒 I picked up the very first item I wanted. It was basically a piece of wood (a little smaller than that "bonus thing" you did at the end of this video) with one of those little milk jar things like they have at the Dollar Tree and it was attached to that piece of wood with a sheet metal type ring thing (lol I don't know what they are called lol) and it was like either $19.99 or $29.99!!! 😱😱😱😱 I nearly had a stroke. I knew right THEN that I was about to get SUPER disappointed. πŸ˜₯ As we walked through there, I was just in LOVE with EVERYTHING but I promise everything I picked up was so EXTREMELY SUPER OVERPRICED, I didn't want to purchase ANYTHING {because I KNEW we could go home and make it for probably $5 or less. 😭…. Well my hubby didn't care how much anything costed because he knew how much I LOVED that show and them personally (even though I had never met them either). But I'm just cheap. As we walked through there, we spotted a wall with alllll those gigantic clocks that she's famous for putting in all of their projects but they were ALL at LEAST $100. I told my husband that they PROBABLY came from Hobby Lobby for really cheap and they just marked them up. Then HE said….. "if we go to Hobby Lobby and buy one, every time you look at it, you will know it came from Hobby Lobby, where as if you let me buy one from HERE, when you look at it, you will think of "Fixer Upper"! Sooooo, i KNEWWW he had plenty of money (so I don't know why I'm so cheap) and he told me we weren't leaving there until I let him buy me SOMETHING so I settled on a really nice awesome giant clock! Whewww…. Sorry for that novel πŸ“–. Lol anyhooooo, I absolutely LOVEEEEE what you did and I'm TOTALLY gonna make it! And I HOPE you do more of this type of things. I love the side by side "recreations" of things….. ESPECIALLY when they are done affordable! TFS! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next! 😘

  • August 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Ooooooo… She had these super adorable wood "charger plates" but they are a really neat design. I'd show you a picture but I don't think you can do that on here. But it would be AMAZING if you could figure out how to recreate those. I've never looked for them with her for sale stuff, i just saw them in one of the episodes. If you have a way for me to send you a picture, I'd be happy to show you!

  • August 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I enjoy your dupes. Have a blessed day

  • August 12, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    LOVE this, please make more! 😊

  • August 12, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Natalee they look absolutely fantastic. I also love Jo and Chip but as you said sometimes they decor pieces bit too expensive. You did a great job to copy this piece. I would send them a photo they might hire you to do some work for them. πŸ‘Œ

  • August 12, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    You asked us what we would love to see a remake of and I'd love to see you do your version of a Trumeau mirror. Maybe a leaning size mirror??? I've been wanting to make one for years. It would be a perfect project for ordinary power tools.

  • August 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Ok my Mouth just fell open seeing the pop cycle sticks !!! Brilliant Girl !!!!

  • August 12, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Hi NataLee, I think you are an absolute genius! This project is superb!! I also love Chip and Jo. But, I do feel that their prices are a bit high for items that are made in China. πŸ™‚ You did an awesome job! Thanks so much for all you do!

  • August 12, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Wow! You did amazing!

  • August 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Yes a glitzy one for sure! I really love these too!

  • August 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I love the farmhouse vibe on the tiered stand. You did an excellent job. TFS

  • August 12, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Great job. Did you make the cupcakes?

  • August 12, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Yours turned out just as beautiful or more so!! Gorgeous! I'm a fan of rustic not glitzy but I will always TuneIn ️! ️ ☺️

  • August 12, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Great job!

  • August 12, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Again….beautiful !!!

  • August 12, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Beautiful πŸ’•

  • August 12, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Love this so much! I love all your projects! You are too smart and so creative! Your talents amaze me!

  • August 12, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    By the way, yes, absolutely do a three tiered tray that is more "your" style! I love your style!!

  • August 12, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Nice job mom! =)

  • August 12, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Natalee you did a great job…tfs

  • August 12, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I had my doubts, BUT, you pulled it off. I could hardly tell the difference! Great job!

  • August 12, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    I think you hit it out of the park. Excellent price point and they are definitely country. I would also like to see your bling version. TFS

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Love this….Love the rustic farmhouse vibes…..TFS

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:03 am


  • August 13, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Love it!!!! Nice dupe!!

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I loved it. You did a super job. Bling is always glamorous!! Go for it!

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:18 am

    This was a great dupe! Thanks for sharing.

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:22 am


  • August 13, 2019 at 12:37 am

    What a great piece! I was wondering how the scolloped edge was going to happen and you did it beautifully! I would love to see your take on glam and I’d love to hear more about your beautiful cupcakes, too!

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:58 am

    These turned out awesome…I totally love
    all your knockoffs.πŸ’–

  • August 13, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Nailed it or should I say glued it. Lol

  • August 13, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Traditional glam pretty please!!!!!

  • August 13, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Love it! My sister-in-law just visited Joanna Gaines store in Waco and bought me a cupcake dish from there. It was nice but the cake plates you made were way less expensive! Beautiful. I will be using my jigsaw now. Thanks!

  • August 13, 2019 at 2:57 am

    love this!!

  • August 13, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Love it NataLee! This came out super cute! 😍

  • August 13, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I think it is a great duplicate! Clever… I like the first one with 2 sizes of circles best.

  • August 13, 2019 at 5:15 am


  • August 13, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I love the cake stands. You have inspired me to want to make a couple of these. You are fantastic at coming up with things I had no idea how to do; but after seeing yours I believe i could make some of these things that you are demonstrating. Keep up the good work!!!

  • August 13, 2019 at 5:36 am

    I would love to see you do some that are blingy!!!!! I do love bling!!!

  • August 13, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Wow! Your diy looks so much like the original. Seriously impressed.

  • August 13, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Loved it! Definitely one I will make. Thank you for sharing.

  • August 13, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Absolutely love the cake stand❀️

  • August 13, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Boom – you did it! Love the end look, you did a fantastic job! πŸ‘πŸ Love your ideas and the money savings that go along with it. TFS! Xo 😘

  • August 13, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Omgoodness, yes! Great knock off! I’m loving all the rustic farmhouse projects your doing! TFS~πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Great job Natalie! I'm going to make this too! I love it!

  • August 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Wow!! So nice!!!

  • August 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I absolutely love these!!! You nailed it perfectly.

  • August 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Wonderful knock off! I see Christmas gifts for my family. I love Magnolia Home, but on a strict budget. Thank you!

  • August 13, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    What A GREAT DIY! It's sooo affordable and it's very close to the Magnolia Home stand! You have such a creative mind, Natalie! TFS! And, I'd love to see a DIY on a more blingy stand! Have a sweet week! XX

  • August 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Yes, please add a little more sophistication! I'm over the farmhouse look. That was an ingenious idea to use the popsicle sticks, great job. When you asked what we wanted you to dupe, I thought to myself, I don't bother looking at more expensive items. Cause I know I can't afford them. This is right up my ally.

  • August 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    them are absolutely beautiful you did a great job

  • August 13, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    You hit a home run. Loved them!

  • August 13, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Gorgeous! It looks just like Magnolia's! Great job and I would love to see a blingy one.

  • August 13, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Loved these!! They could easily be painted any color combo, too! Those little scallops would look so cute with a little heart or flower on each one! Can’t wait for the wreaths! πŸ’—

  • August 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Great knock off!!! I also like the fact you have two versions for folks who don't have power tools.

  • August 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Love them.

  • August 14, 2019 at 1:15 am

    ❀️ it!

  • August 14, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Absolutely love it tfs God bless you


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