Fall stacked cake plates with newspaper edges inspired by Matthew Mead and Pottery Barn - The Style Sisters

Fall stacked cake plates with newspaper edges inspired by Matthew Mead and Pottery Barn

By The Style Sisters - Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bringing back an idea: A few years ago I shared how to make this three tiered stacked cake plate with newspaper cut into scallops on the edges.3 tier stacked cake plate for fall, fall decorations, Using newspaperIt is a fun Centerpiece idea

I originally saw this idea on Pottery Barn's website a few years ago and loved it!

pottery barn 3 tier tin centerpiece for fall,
I decided to try and recreate it using things I already owned. As I was looking around my kitchen I found I had 3 cheapie glass cake plates and knew I could stack on them on each other. 

Then I found this idea in an old 2006 Matthew Mead Christmas magazine and thought to myself...."Self...you can do this with newspaper!!"

Matthew Mead 2006 magazine, Paper decorationsI used newspaper but you could use any kind of paper...construction paper, scrapbook paper, Tissue paper, even butcher paper!! Decide what kind of a trim you want whether is be a scalloped edge or maybe even a triangle edge...whatever your heart desires.
After I cut the newspaper into scallops and punched holes in each scallop with a hole puncher, I attached it the edge of the cake plate with Hot glue!! It comes off really easy after you done..it just peels off.
fall cake plates, Paper edged cake plate, Fall DecorationsThen I started adding fun things on each layer...like bags of popcorn in cello bags tied with orange ribbon, little orange cups filled with candy treats, apples and fall leaves etc..

fall cake plates, Paper edged cake plate, Fall DecorationsHere it is all done with with all kinds of yummy Halloween treats to use as a center piece for a table or side board.

fall cake plates, Paper edged cake plate, Fall Decorations
Using what you have and
making it new again!!
You could use this idea for any Holiday or birthday!

Since this original post I did end up buying a 3 tier, 2 tier and a 1 tier galvanized tin serve ware from Pick your plum and have used them many times...once for this hot chocolate bar, My easy fall centerpiece, Navy and Peach Wedding reception and to serve my caramel apples on just to name a few

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  1. Brilliant. Love the newspaper. Is there bonus points for using the obituaries? (very Halloween like, I'd say!)

  2. WOW....I love this idea and how creative it is. I agree with the obitiuaries...creepy sounding. Thanks for sharing, I am hosting a shower the first weekend in Oct and this would be neat to have on my bar as the center piece.

  3. I like the newspaper, and the idea! What a great look for anything. I love the black and white newsprint with the orange and fall colors. Goes well together. You did a great job. I love this! Have a great day!


    Thanks for posting to the party and being an inspiration to others.


  5. What a cute idea! I love the look and how simple is that to make. Thanks for sharing!

  6. It turned out great. I may have to do that to mine.

  7. ::stealing a treat:: haha!

    Such a cute idea! You did a fantastic job!

    Thanks for linking to The DIY Show Off Fall Festival too!


  8. Your blog is Wonderful! Thank you for stopping by!
    I love your mantel! I'm hoping to finish mine this weekend!

  9. these look great!! fabulous for holiday decor!

    i'm having a goodwill party today & every Wednesday, stop by and link up!

  10. What a fun temporary re-do. I, too, love the idea of the obits for Halloween or Wedding column for a bridal shower or the Baby Announcements for well, you get the idea... Clever!

    Thanks for sharing.


  11. That is killer! I just love how you went and outdid PB! For free no less!

  12. I love the newspaper, it's so vintagey looking. very cool idea

  13. Love the news paper. The black and white adds a great graphic quality.

    Amanda @ blackandwhiteand homeallover

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  15. great re-creation! I love it that you used what you already had and didn't have to go out and buy something. I am trying to be frugal right now and this really helped!

  16. Great idea! I love it! And I'm cracking up about the references to using the obits. You are all sick, sick people. :)

  17. What a fun idea... I have been eyeballing those cute PB items... thanks for the great idea!

  18. I would not have thought of using newspaper and it looks amazing. You inspired me today since, I am decopaging a cabinet this morn and I am going to use newspaper! Thanks!

  19. Great job! I wish I had three cheapy cake plates sitting around and I would be all over this. Joni

  20. Oh I think you did a darling job recreating, you go girl!

  21. This is a great idea! I love the newspaper embellishment....consider this an idea co-opted by me! I can also see it incorporated into a tablescape for a man's birthday...just add neck ties and big old coffee mugs. Thank you for sharing this charming idea. Cherry Kay



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