I absolutely love this idea. A few years ago when I was buying my Christmas tree I noticed that they throw away all the ends of the trees when they make a fresh cut for the customer. First I noticed how amazing they smelled, better then any holiday candle you can buy... only that wears off after a few days. Second, I thought they would make a great holiday centerpiece on my kitchen table. I got some garland to go around the stumps at the Christmas tree farm and added some red berries from the craft store to make a easy and inexpensive centerpiece. Unfortunately that was before my blog days so I don't have any photos to share.
Good news is that during my recent blog surfing I came across this great idea from Once Wed, same thought process as my centerpiece but they have taken it to the next level. They call it a rustic wedding cake stand but I can see this being used in the spring time as well. Another blog that I love Design Sponge did a similar design for a wedding post they recently did. Whatever the reason I think this is a great way to showcase a simple desert or even a wedding cake.
What you will need:
- Cut piece of wood- can be round or oval it really doesn't matter as long as its big enough to hold your desert. You can get these at Michael's or any craft store
- Cut tree limb- make sure they are cut flat otherwise you desert will look like something out of Alice in Wonderland.
- Wood glue
Honestly- this is super easy, follow the images below and you will be on your way to not only a beautiful cake stand but a different one that no one else will have.