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wood slice serving plate–DIY!

I was recently at my niece’s birthday party and my sister had this gorgeous wood slice cake stand for the birthday cake. I instantly wanted one….and as I do with all things…wanted to go the diy route! I knew I had some FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam discs that would be PERFECT for this! and it was super easy!

diy-this-super-easy-faux-wood-slice-cake-or-pie-stand-make-it-fun-crafts yummy-pie

Here is what you need:

  • (2) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam discs: 12 inch and a 6 inch
  • FloraCraft® StyroCutter®
  • FloraCraft Smooth Finish®
  • Brown and cream paint
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Floracraft® Make It: Fun® Styroglue
  • Lacquer

I chipped out the edges to make it look like bark. No rhyme or reason to this!


I added some smooth finish! I love this stuff! It actually feels like there is nothing in the bottle because it’s so light and airy.


On the left is one coat of smooth finish and on the right is without. It feels in the foam to make it all smooth.


I ended up doing two coats and then sanded it to smooth out any rough spots.


I painted the outside dark brown and the inside light and in a circular motion!


After it dried I added a couple coats of lacquer–I don’t plan on placing food directly onto the wood slice…but wanted to protect it in case something spilled over!


Then I took a smaller disc and glued it to the bottom of the wood slice. You could add a couple discs to make it higher or not add any if you want it to just sit on the able! Choice is yours!  glue-circles-together edge

and now the best part—add some pie!  apple-pie-plate

I didn’t know what pie would photograph well….so I decided to grab 3 (that’s what I told my husband anyways!)

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Perfect for your Thanksgiving table!  pie

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.