If you’re looking to add some DIY autumn flair to your home, make this harvest-themed Indian Corn cake stand! So fun and easy!
I love the colors and patterns in Indian Corn. Mother Nature is such an amazing artist! I wanted to use a bundle of Indian Corn to make something autumn-y, and Indian Corn Cake Stand turned out so cute, I wanted to share!
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I have this old glass cake stand that’s nothing special. It’s not even really a ‘stand’ because there is no pedestal… it’s just a glass plate with the cloche-y thing over it. So when I spied these wooden circles on Amazon, my wheels started turning.
I love Indian Corn… mostly because it’s a slight departure from your standard trendy pumpkin. And there are so many different colorful varieties that scream autumn! So I snagged a handful for this project, and gathered up my supplies.
Supplies for Indian Corn Cake Stand
- Bundle of Indian Corn
- Wooden Circle
- Cake stand cloche
- Super glue
- Coffee Can
- Wide ribbon (any color you like!)
Slice and Dice your Indian Corn
We whacked off the husk and sliced them all the long way on the band saw.
We measured the height of our coffee can, and cut them each to that same dimension.
Glue those bad boys
Using this super glue, I just glued these bad boys on one at a time! (If you look closely below, I set my coffee can on a pair of tongs to keep it from a-rollin around on me).
There were some kernels flying off here and there… especially around the cut edges, but I just went with it. ‘Harvest’ décor doesn’t need to be perfect!
I tied a ribbon around everything to hold it all into place while the glue cured. And then I ended up LOVING how it looked with a ribbon, and embraced it as part of the design!
Oil your Wooden Circle
We sanded and oiled the wood with Cutting Board Oil which is totally food-safe, then glued it to the top of the coffee can… being sure to get glue both on the can and the cobs of corn. Then the glass cloche just sets on top!! I had an old glass cake stand that I swiped the top from, and you can get these pretty cheap at Walmart or Target. Or they have a great selection here on Amazon too.
Load ‘er up with yummies!
Here’s the truth… the only reason I made this is so that I’d have good reason to make these Pumpkin Scones for *cough* ‘staging purposes’. HELLO.
I’ll admit, I may have had a tiiiiiiiny bit of fun setting up this little vignette.
Did you notice the Mini Ladder Shelf in these pics? It’s a project that we did last fall… and it gets used ALL THE TIME. We built it for serving when we entertain, but we use it for décor, children’s books, storage, etc. Love it. Instructions to build your own here!
Do you guys decorate for the holidays? Do you have a fireplace… or fireplace envy? Or do you look for obscure reasons to make baked goods?
P.S! Check out this roundup I put together of 27 Brilliant and Creative DIY Cake Stands! There are so many unique ones!
AND, check out all these other fall-themed projects and recipes we’ve posted over the years!
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