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15 Fun + Festive Ways to Use a Cake Stand

December 06, 2017

Proof that cake stands can go beyond the kitchen.

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Photo: Brian Patrick Flynn

Snow Globe Scene

Add instant space for holiday decorations by repurposing a clear glass or acrylic cake stand as a makeshift snow globe. Arrange different holiday figures with moss or faux snow to create the look of a winter scene.

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Brushed-Up Addition

Using a bold, non-traditional color palette, turn mini bottle-brush trees into a magical holiday centerpiece. Simply stack the glittered trees on a cake stand and detail with fresh wood discs and jingle bells to create the perfect holiday scene.

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Tiered Ornament Tree

Create a holiday tree that doubles as a centerpiece by stacking three cake plates then layering ornaments on top. Keep them in place with double-sided tape, and add an extra layer of sparkle with cascading ribbon.

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Personalized Gift Set

An excellent gift for new homeowners is a kitchen essentials gift set. Pick up basic kitchen supplies ranging in height and shape, and arrange them on top of a cake stand. Add small seasonal accents for color and texture. Finish the look with a small chalkboard or gift tag for the recipient.

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