Coming up on this episode of “Designed to
the Nines”… do you like rustic farmhouse decor?
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
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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 yep! 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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