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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

{easy DIY cupcake stand}

I adore cupcake stands--I just think they are so, so cute.   I've found a super easy, inexpensive version of my own, and I'm excited to share it with you today!

I cannot tell you how easy this is, don't you love it?  I was walking through the unfinished wood section in Michael's, and found the perfect pieces to make the cupcake stand. The first was a round disc that was already routered for the top, and a candlestick for the bottom.  The top piece was only 59 cents, and the candlestick was $2.99.  If you use your 40% off coupon for the candlestick, you can get it for around $1.80!  I just bought them a couple weeks ago, so they probably still have them now. You could probably find something similar at Hobby Lobby as well.

I'm totally kicking myself, though.  I decided to only get enough to make two stands, thinking I would try them first, see if I liked them, and then come back to get more if I did.  At first I had enough to make six in my cart, and after debating, put all but two back.  I got to the register to check out, and there was no price sticker on the candlesticks.  The cashier asked me how much they were, and I told her the price I had seen.  She said, "well, today they are 59 cents!".  Ugh. Wouldn't you know it? Why didn't I keep all six in the cart???? Lol.

  • round wooden disc--about 4 inches across (bought mine at Michael's)
  • wooden candlestick (also bought it at Michael's)
  • paint
  • sandpaper/sander
  • E6000

1.  Cut the top of your candlestick off--to the height you want the bottom of your stand to be.  Mine is about 6 inches tall.  My hubby threw away the candlestick tops before I could get a picture, but here is what they looked like afterward:

2.  I spot painted all of the wood with a dark brown craft paint, so that when sanded off the top coat, it would show through for a distressed look.

3.  After the brown paint was dry, I spray painted all of the pieces white.  When the white was dry, I took my power sander to them, and distressed it until I was happy with it.  

4. The last step...I used E-6000 to adhere the two pieces together, and let dry.  

That's it!  Seriously, I told you it was easy!!!  I already had the paint, so it cost me a grand total of $1.20 per stand.  I did get that great deal on the candlestick, but even if I hadn't, it would still have been less than $2.50.  LOVE that!!! 

I used mini cupcakes for this display--it's also the perfect size for a regular cupcake!


Blogger Sarah said...

Love these! What a fabulous idea! I'm gonna pin this project on Pinterest...will have to make some sometime!

May 15, 2012 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Briana Richardson said...

Great work! I'm going to be trying to do this...

May 15, 2012 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Danette Dillon said...

Very, very cute. Pretty sure I'm going to be trying that. :)

May 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger michelle@somedaycrafts said...

cute and simple. I am featuring this at

May 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger sip-n-wear said...

So cute! I love ur blog!!

-joyce ur new follower :)

May 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Coach Kelly said...

I love this project! Super easy and inexpensive. :)

May 16, 2012 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Julie@likeaprettypetunia said...

I had this exact same idea just a couple of weeks ago. I knew they would turn out cute!

May 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo CUTE!!! I love the price of them...hop over and share them at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY.


May 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Ronda said...

That is suuper cute, gotta love getting a great deal too.

May 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM  

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