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DIY Cupcake Stands

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You are going to fall in love with this DIY Cupcake Stands project!  Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? I mean SERIOUSLY, I love cupcakes. However, for a birthday party, cupcakes have become my favorite way for everyone to have their own little mini birthday cake.

On a trip to my favorite Dollar Tree I started brainstorming ways to copy my Pottery Barn cupcake stand that I picked up several years ago. I only had one because I’m pretty sure they were rather expensive. For my daughter’s upcoming birthday there will be 4 kiddos so I could easily afford to make a cupcake stand for each kid. With supplies and the glass, I will all 4 of these cupcake stands for about $15! WAYYYY less than what I paid for 1 of the PB cupcake stands.

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  • glass candlestick, round candle plate and glass vase ($1 for each piece from the Dollar Tree)
  • E6000 glue
  • spraypaint
  • hot glue
  • ribbon
  • scrapbooking paper

Step 1: Glue the round candle plate to the candlestick with a generous amount of E600 glue. Let dry overnight.

Step 2: Spray paint your glued piece in your choice of color. I did 2 pink and 2 gray for the 2 girls and 2 boys that will be at the party.

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Step 3: Hot glue a piece of ribbon around the vase that will become the dome on the stand. This helps distract from the fact that it is actually a vase :-)

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Step 4: Cut circles from scrapbooking paper. I chose to cut two different sizes of circles and stack them to incorporate the book pages that I’m using throughout the party decor.

Step 5: Place the circles on the top of the stand. As a note of caution, do NOT put food directly on the cupcake stand if you spray paint it. The scrapbooking paper serves as a barrier, and the cupcakes will be in a cupcake wrapper. Just being extra cautious!

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Step 6: Place your treat on the stand and put the dome on top.

And that’s it! A delightfully simple and adorable way to make your cupcakes look extra special!

Leslie is our Stockpiling Moms DIY expert  She is a frugal fashionista, DIY creator, party planner, working momma with a crazy toddler and an very tolerant husband! She loves to create and hope to inspire others to create along with her!

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