For awhile now I've been wanting to make a rustic, 3-tiered cupcake stand; this baby shower was the perfect opportunity! There are many different styles online, but they all have one thing in common - $$$. Here is my most recent high-low project.
I found my tree slices at Michaels, but another cheap option is Saveoncrafts; both have a variety of shape, color, size, and texture for you to choose from. (OR you could find a fallen tree that you like and cut your pieces to size!)
For the center post I used a small log that we found outside. Dan cut it down to size. We scraped off the bark to reveal some awesome texture!
To assemble the pieces, all we used is wood glue! Initially we thought we'd need to use screws to keep it secure, but we were pleasantly surprised by how well the glue held. *Make sure that each piece is centered to ensure that your finished product is sturdy.*