(Image credit: Kate Osborne)

This is one of those ideas that turns out to be so simple to do, it makes you wonder why you didn't think of it before. A rustic stone platter is an elegant alternative to those ubiquitous tree stumps, and makes an elegant cake stand or cheese board.

(Image credit: Kate Osborne)

The only part that may stump you for a moment is where to source such beautiful stones to begin with — but a visit to a stone and tile shop, home improvement store, or even your local beach should turn up plenty of options.

Once you've found a smooth, flat stack that works well together, clean the surfaces where they'll attach and then secure with Gorilla Glue or some other ultra-strong adhesive.

See the full tutorial on Once Wed!