January 27, 2013

DIY Cupcake Stand

So I am donating a custom party package to a local silent auction. I am working with another girl that makes amazing cookies, and we're combining our services for this item. Since we needed a way to display the items, but ours are custom so there's not actually anything to display yet, I tried to think of a fun way we could do so. I decided a cupcake stand would be cute, so planned to finally make one that I had pinned a long time ago. Unfortunately my original pin was a dead link (trying to get better at checking before pinning), but luckily I was able to find it quickly by searching. I say luckily because I'm really not so sure I have faith in the search feature on Pinterest. But I digress. The cupcake stand I'd pinned used some platters from Dollar Tree, but when I went to my store they were out of them. I knew I used to have some of them somewhere in my craft stash (such a hoarder) so started digging around looking for them when I got home. While doing so, I came across these wood plaques I bought (for another project on "the list") and thought they would be perfect. It was quick and simple to make, and I love the way it turned out. Here are the details:

What you need:
--3 wood plaques (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby for a couple dollars each. I used the 5" Circle Wood Plaque, 5x7 Rectangle Wood Plaque with Clipped Corners, & 9x12 Shield Wood Plaque )
--candlesticks (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
--paint (I used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint from Hobby Lobby - shocking, I know)
--E6000 glue (Hobby Lobby or Micheal's)

1. Paint your wood plaques and candlesticks. I used spray paint and the plaques took more coats than I anticipated. I probably should have sanded them first maybe. 

2. Allow paint to dry completely. Apply E6000 glue to the edge of the candlestick and press down on to plaque. After I applied the glue, I put a canister on it so it'd have some pressure on it. I let it sit over night since I wasn't in a hurry and wanted to make sure it set good. Sidenote: I've had this tube of E6000 since the days of crafting for my wedding (7 years ago!) and it's a little wrinkled, but still works great (much like me). It doesn't take much of this stuff to secure something.  
And that's it! I feel like I should have a number 3 because it seems silly to list 2 steps...but that's really all it is. Like I said...nice and simple. Perfect.
I dressed it up with some cute party supplies from Target. I made the toppers of course, but the little banner, striped straws, and snack cups are all in the party section at Target. SO much cute stuff right now! On the day of the auction the girl doing the cookies will also add a few to the bottom tray to finish it off. I think it will be pretty cute, if I do say so myself! ;)

Today I am sharing this with the following lovely ladies!


  1. I agree...that glue is awesome. (For kids broken toys, too!) Adorable project, Sarah.

  2. Adorable!! I'm so adding this to my "to-do" list!!


  3. Following from the Frugal Crafty blog hop. Love this idea. Cupcakes are very in style in my house these days. I will have to add this to my honey do list. cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

  4. Very cute! I love the blue color. By the way I love your tagline "I love the Lord and everything He's given me. Life is good even when it isn't" because it's so true! Thanks for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

  5. That looks so cute! I love the blue color and how each tier has a unique shape. Great idea!

  6. This is awesome! I've got to make a white cakestand. Always wanted one and I love the DIY aspect. Thanks for sharing!

  7. The diy cupcake stand shown by you is a good way to make cupcake. It is very simple and easy to make
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  8. Thanks so much! I have not personally actually made one to use (yet) as I gave this one away. :) But I have a friend who made one like it and I think she comfortably had about a dozen on there. Hope that helps!

  9. Such a cleaver & cute idea!! Do you have any idea how many cupcakes it will hold?

  10. Love this! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  11. Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks! I will be making this today.


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