Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cupcake stand...for any occasion

Over at Shanty2Chic, Whitney made a great "antique cake stand". I just LOVED it. I have been eyeing cupcake stands for a few years, but just never found one that I really loved. I didn't like the wirey looks, if I wanted to do fancier cupcakes....SO...I knew this cake stand idea was perfect for me....with my own little twist.

I bought 2 hat boxes (I already had the biggest one) and the 2 candle sticks at Hobby Lobby. I found the round top at Michaels.

I decided that I could add different colors and textures of scrapbook paper to my cake stand to meet my needs...or a theme. Sunday night we had our baptism preview, so I added some scrap book paper that says CTR (choose the right). But Lil D has a birthday at the end of the month...so I can just take these off and go a whole different route with boy friendly scrapbook paper.

I cut my paper out into circles (the biggest one had to be short because a 12X12 sheet isn't big enough) and then I cut the center circle out with a slit so they easily slip on and off.
Then I used my E-6000 and glued the pieces together...

I sprayed the whole thing blossom white (I guess I didn't take a pic of it plain) and then added my scrap book paper...(the paper is not glued down...it just sits on it so I can change it out)

and then at the event/party...add the cupcakes.
(it holds A LOT of cupcakes...and I really could have put them closer together and got more on).



What I really love most, is the versatility. I can leave it plain white, or add any type of paper to add color or to pump up a party theme. And really...I can use it to display other food items or things too. Pretty sure it will come in handy over the next few months with lots of visitors coming to town and parties going on...should be fun!

21 comments:

The Snow Family said...

Teri- thanks for feeding my hubby last Friday! I love the cake stand... and did you make those amazing cupcake? I need frosting instructions, I want mine to look like that! Also,I saw that your little D isn't napping anymore, but I must warn you. Never, ever, give up 'quiet time'! We still have it at our house and it is something you have to start early or it's hard to implement later. I usually set a timer or the kids sound machine for one hour and they can play quietly or read books in their rooms (or nap). Another friend of mine plays a cd and when it's over that means quiet time is over... brilliant! So don't give up your quiet time to get stuff done... i know how precious that is!

Kaysi said...

That is super cute. I especially like the CTR paper. Thanks for the great idea

agirlsmusthaves said...

You are so talented!!!!!!

Jenn said...

Great project...again! ;)
I want to try to make this for my daughter's birthday because I am going to be serving cupcakes.
Thanks for the inspiration.
{PS if I end up doing this I will let you know!}

Have a fabulous day!
Jenn @ Redberrybarn.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

This is quite possibly the cutest and more useful little craft project I have ever seen in Blogland!!

I love it and I can see so many ways to jazz it up. And you can serve almost anything on it. Thank you. Love it!

Christine said...

Love it! I've been looking at cupcake stands forever too! This probably isn't the best time for a new project, but I'd love to make on like this. The paper idea is genius and so easy! :)

Atticmag said...

That has to be one of the most clever ideas I have seen. It turned out great and it's so versatile. I can see using it for grown up parties to display appetizers and such. Saving this one for sure!
Jane T.

1 Funky Woman said...

I love this! What a creative way to make this too! I never liked the wire ones either. Love the scrapbook paper that you can change for different occasions. I think I might have to copy this, thanks!

MessyMissy said...

Wow, that looks so cool. I love it!! Is it pretty sturdy??

Marianne@Songbird said...

Very nice! And those cupcakes are calling my name too!

Mama Thompson said...

MessyMissy....it seems pretty sturdy so far (though I've only used it once). I probably wouldn't put anything REALLY heavy on the top 2 tiers...but cupcakes or other sweets seem to be just fine. Plus...they were 7 year-olds grabbing cupcakes off and they didn't hurt it at all...seems like a good test to me:)

Wendy said...

Great Idea! Simple, frugal, I love it!

2sisters said...

It turned out darling! I love it. I am going to have to try the enchilada recipe too.
teri

Redbonegirl97 said...

Crafty, simple and fun.

Tiffany
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

What a great idea, and the cupcakes look perfect on it! Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie said...

That is super cute :) I would love for you to come and link up to check me out saturdays at www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Laura said...

What a cute idea. So simple, but the scrapbook paper really makes it stand out.


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Struggler said...

Gorgeous! I love how easy it will be to adapt it to the party theme...

Little Lizard King said...

What a cute idea! I'm here from The Girl Creative. Happy Friday!

Joy said...

Oh, I just love your idea for the cake stand! I've always wanted one of these, and I LOVE yours so much better than any I've seen! Thanks for such a great idea! I'll be exited to make one myself!!!

Lisa Montsion said...

Those cupcakes look really good.

lisa

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