Rustic DIY Tree Branch Cake Stands

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We’re having a camping themed birthday party this weekend, and as soon as we finalized the theme I knew I wanted some rustic tree branch cake stands for the dessert table.

Luckily, I just happen to know a guy with a chain saw and a forest at his disposal.

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My friend Dan did me the amazing favour of finding the wood and cutting it for me. In fact, when I described what I wanted to do, he knew more about it than I did. He explained to me that we would need to find some wood that had been down for a while and had had some time to dry out. Other wise, when you cut your tree rounds, they split as they dry. This is some important info -thanks Dan.

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After a fun walk in the forest with the kids, harvesting our materials, and a wonderful mini vacation with our friends in Haliburton who not only own their own chainsaw, but know how to use it 😉 it was time to head back to home to the “city”. Once home I started sanding the tops of the tree rounds.

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I used my palm sander to smooth out the tops. I don’t mind things a little rustic, so I wasn’t too bothered that they weren’t completely level. If you’re bothered by these things you should relax you could use a level and an electric plane to make sure everything lines up.

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After they were all sanded on top I used wood glue to attach the top to the bottom.

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You could use clamps to hold the wood while the glue dries…or if you have no clamps you could use cook books – see those fancy cookbooks you rarely open are useful. 😉

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After the glue was dry I sprayed the tops with a little varathane to seal the wood. I love how they turned out.

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Can’t wait for the party on Saturday, and praying it won’t get rained out!

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With beautiful DIY Tree Branch Cake Stands, life really is a party!

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  1. they turned out great!

  2. These are just awesome! I happen to have a guy and he has a chain saw AND we live in the middle of the woods! win, win, win!

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