DIY Wooden Birthday Cake Decor

DIY Wooden Birthday Cake — This DIY Wooden Birthday Cake makes for a great long time staple centerpiece for birthday parties or providing an evening ambiance at any party.

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

Hello! Carisa from Camp Pretty here with a super simple statement party piece, a painted wood birthday cake (or candle holder, whichever you prefer)!

This is a quick weekend project for a great long time staple centerpiece. This DIY Wooden Birthday Cake is great for a birthday party. Placing it on a cake stand to provide some ambiance.

 DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

Materials And Tools Needed To Make A  DIY Wooden Birthday Cake

  • Wood boards — I used 5/8 Pine boards.
  • Paint — Colors of your choice
  • Mini taper candles
  • Drill & drill bit — 1/4″ or 5/16” depending on your candle size)
  • Wood glue

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

How To Make A DIY Wooden Birthday Cake

Before starting make sure all your boards are the same size. However, if  you are going for the jumbled look, then just make sure to paint more then the edges in step one).

Paint each board end. I did 2-3 coats on each board, depending on how well it coated. I also choose to leave one board unpainted to show the wood grain.

You could also decide to stain the ends too. You will need to paint the whole top of the board you choose to be on the top of the stack.

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

Once the paint is dry decide how many candles you would like on the top and make small marks where you plan on placing them.

Then, drill straight down for each mark. I drilled in 1/4 inch. You can choose to go further depending on how far you want your candles to go in. Of course, you could do the drilling before you painted. It works either way!

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

Glue the top of each board and place together. You don’t need to use too much glue. Just a simple zig zag will do!

Clean everything up and place your candles in and light!

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

DIY wooden birthday cake decor | sugar & cloth

Carisa is an art director and designer who lives for all things pretty in Minneapolis with her husband Adam, daughter June and dog Riley. She’s constantly thinking about her next DIY project, party plan, paper craft or what cute outfit to put on her daughter.

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