Glitter Cake Stand {Tutorial}

Happy Crafty Wednesday! Today, I’m starting a new series of posts on Do-it-Yourself Craft Projects. I often get questions on how to make an item that is featured in one of my parties so I thought that it’s about time I start sharing some of my crafting tips & tutorials. Can I tell you how excited I am by Crafty Wednesdays!? I’m sure you guessed by the number of exclamation points!!!

Today’s tutorial, the Glitter Cake Stand, is my latest crafty creation. You won’t believe how easy it is to make one of your own.

You will need the following, all of which can be found at your local Michaels Craft Store:

– ArtMinds Wooden Pedestal {It comes painted white, how cool is that?!}
– Large Brush
– Metallic Spray Paint {that matches your glitter color}
– Modge Podge {glossy}
– Glitter

Once you have all your supplies, set up shop in a space that is okay being covered in glitter. In my case, my studio is already covered in glitter so why not add a little more?!

1. Grab your white wooden pedestal and spray it with spray paint. Remember that your paint should match your glitter color and in this case my gold spray paint matches my gold glitter.
2. Allow the spray painted  pedestal to cure. Give it a min of 3 hours to make sure the paint is on there. I know it seems dry to the touch pretty quickly but you have to cover the stand in glue so you want to give it time to cure.
3. Lay down a drop cloth or wrapping paper. I typically like wrapping paper because it is easier for me to reuse the fallen glitter.
4. Grab your gold pedestal  I know the thought is crossing through your mind that it’s pretty the way it is but fight that urge and just think how much prettier it will look glittered.
5. Apply the modge podge as evenly as you can to the base of the cake stand. Make sure you cover the entire surface before you start glittering.
6. Shake the glitter and cover the cake stand completely and let the stand dry for at least 2 or 3 hours before moving on to step 7.
7. Apply modge podge to the to top of the cake stands and the rim. There is no need to glitter the underside of the cake stand.
8. Shake the glitter and cover the sides of the cake stand and the top completely  Let the stand dry for at least 2 to 3 hours before going to step 9.
9. Shake shake shake your cake stand and make sure you get all the extra glitter off. At this point you will most likely be covered in glitter.
10. Grab a smaller brush and start filling in the areas missing glitter with modge podge and then glitter.
11. Allow the cake stand to fully dry over night before attempting to seal in the glitter.
12. If you want the cake stand to remain ultra glittery then stop here but remember if you don’t seal the cake stand then it will continue to shed glitter everywhere. I usually recommend sealing pieces that will be used year after year. {Note: The cake stand pictured in this post is not sealed.}
13. To seal the glitter, grab your modge podge and start applying to your cake stand. Make sure you spread out so that it is a thin layer of modge podge. Although modge podge drys clear, a thick glob of modge podge will not dry clear. So spread it out. {Note: Glitter becomes less sparkly when sealed.}


Disclaimer – Be smart about what you are putting on your glitter cake stands. If it is a cookie, you might not want to do that because it is directly touching the cake stand and will be covered in glitter. If it is a cupcake then you are safe because of the cupcake wrapper.

 Happy Glittering!



  1. Love it!!!

    I thought I knew my Michaels store from top to bottom, but I’ve never seen that pedestal. Would you mind telling me if you recall in which section you found it? Thanks!

    Elizabeth @ Party In Style

    • http://Dina says

      Hi Elizabeth! YES, it was an amazing find. It’s technically an “art” pedestal, in my Michaels store it was around the unpainted ceramic skulls. In another Michaels store it was near the artist materials {the models for artists and their sketch items}. It’s about $12.99 and comes already painted white. Hope that helps and you can track it down. xoxo

  2. Love it!

  3. I love this idea but have always been so afraid to try it. I think I am going to go for it for a baby shower … Will follow up with pictures of the sweets table asap!

    • http://Dina says

      Hi Sara, one you try it you will never go back ;). Best of luck with your glittery stand. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. xoxo Dina

  4. super glittery awesomeness! i’m tempted to add glitter to my already gold mason jars now!

    • http://Dina says

      Oooo you need to! I actually glittered stripes mason jars using modge podge and they turned out AMAZING 😉 Oooo that would be so fun for next week’s post.

  5. http://Gretchen%20@%20Three%20Little%20Monkeys%20Studio says

    So glittery and perfect, and what a genius and easy tutorial. Love it! Thanks for sharing sweet lady!

  6. LOVE this! thanks for sharing. I have shared this on my FB page too!

    • http://Dina says

      Tonya, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you SO much for sharin’ and for the love! You rock!

  7. So adorable! I am already in love with cake stands, so this is feeding my addiction. I think I am going to have to go make one! Thanks for the tutorial.

    • http://Dina says

      Thanks so much Sara! It’s a fun project, I can’t wait to see how your glittery cake stand turns out.

  8. Dina~ absolutely fabulous! I LOVE the glitter… above and beyond sparkle of perfection. I think you are so talented and sweet. Can’t wait for next weeks! xoxo

  9. I love love love this, pinning it – I laughed at your disclaimer, I’d totally put cookies on it without think until I had a mouth full of glitter!


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