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!