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DIY Cake Pop Stand for the Holidays

Learn how to make this DIY cake pop stand from a wood plaque, vintage Christmas graphics, and Mod Podge. It’s really easy and the perfect party display!

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll need to know how to use Mod Podge, and a drill. The holes you’ll be drilling are basic, as is the decoupage portion of the project.

DIY Cake Pop Stand for the Christmas Holidays

Hi, it’s David from Cheltenham Road.

Each year I throw a big Christmas Dessert Party. It’s one of my favorite things to do for the holidays. Tons of great friends and, of course, a chance for me to eat share a lot of my favorite desserts!

This year is no exception, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been building my list of recipes and ideas over on Pinterest and trying to get things done as far in advance as possible so I can relax and enjoy the season.

I always try to make each dessert just a nibble, and cake pops are always a big hit.

Making a Cake Pop Stand

In years past I just stuck them in some styrofoam, covered it with fake snow for a festive look, and called it a day. This got a bit messy as the evening wore on.

This year I thought I’d kick it up a notch and create a DIY stand just for the cake pops (or anything else I might stick on a stick! Last year I made s’mores on sticks. I highly recommend s’mores on sticks!).

Anyway. I gathered my supplies for this wood Christmas craft. Here’s how it’s done!

Mod Podge Hard Coat, painted wood plaque, Christmas graphic, sandpaper, foam brush, drill

Gather These Supplies

I painted the plaque and allowed it to dry before Mod Podging my graphic into place using Matte Mod Podge.

While that was drying I made a simple grid to guide drilling the holes for the cake pop sticks. I just made an “X” in the center and then kept dividing up the squares until I got a good number of evenly placed intersections.

Making a grid on a piece of paper with a pencil and a steel ruler

When the decoupage image had dried thoroughly, I went back in and gave the edges a light sanding to both add a bit of distress and also to remove any extra paper.

Sanding the edges of a DIY Christmas cake pop stand with sandpaper

Then I sealed the whole image with Hard Coat Mod Podge (so it would be easy to clean up after the party).

When the Hard Coat Mod Podge had thoroughly dried I taped my grid over the image and drilled at the intersecting points.

Drilling into a cake pop stand with a template

Tip: To keep the depth of each hole the same I used a scrap of painters tape on the drill bit so I’d know when to stop drilling each time.

And I was done!

One Holiday Party Project knocked out. Now I just need to go buy a Costco sized bag of sugar, and I’m all set!

DIY cake pop stand for Christmas

I hope you enjoyed my DIY cake pop stand tutorial. I have a bunch of other ideas for the party, and decorating in general, up my sleeve so please do check in on the Cheltenham Road blog every now and again to follow my progress.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!


Yield: 1 stand

Cake Pop Stand

DIY cake pop stand for Christmas

Learn how to make a cake pop holder from a wood plaque! This is such a cute idea for parties or holidays.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Square wood plaque
  • Acrylic paint - white
  • Vintage Christmas graphic sized to the plaque
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Hard Coat Mod Podge
  • Sandpaper
  • Painter's tape


  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Electric drill and bit


  1. Paint the plaque with white acrylic paint and let dry. Distress the edges with sandpaper.
  2. Print out a graphic to fit your plaque on a laserjet printer. Cut to fit the top of the plaque.
  3. Mod Podge the graphic into place on the top of the plaque and let dry 15 - 20 minutes. Then brush over the top using Mod Podge, and let dry.
  4. Make a simple grid sized to fit the number of cake pops you have. Tape over the top of the plaque using painter's tape and drill.
  5. Seal the entire plaque with Hard Coat Mod Podge and let dry.


I only paid $1 for the wood plaque - everything else I had on hand. Costs may vary depending on what you have on hand.

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If you enjoyed making this Christmas craft, I think you’re going to like these other crafts as well:

Walter Silva

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

This is a great idea! Will have to try this out!

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