Two-Tier Cupcake Stand
This is a DIY guest post by Beth Nuckols. Beth is a mom and photographer in the Tri-state area. This idea is just too cute and so simple to make. Use your imagination or select a color base that would make your decor. What a great and inexpensive gift to take to someone with baked goodies!
How to Make a Two-Tier Cupcake Stand
This week I needed to make a cupcake stand for my son’s birthday party. I did a little research and discovered that they appeared to be easy to make so I took a trip to local consignment shop. I found plates for less than $2.00 a piece. Now they don’t exactly match, but I loved both those plates so I decided to embrace my Rainbow Brite side and said to myself Eh, it matches my colorful personality, and bought them. I then found two matching candlestick holders for only a $1.00. You can also personalize the dishes by stenciling your initials, or by choosing a theme such as Christmas, Thanksgiving. If you do not have a consignment store locally, try the Dollar Store as they always have cheap plates and candlestick holders.
Once I got home, I washed the plates thoroughly with soap and water. They were towel dried and then allowed to air dry overnight. You need to make sure there is no moisture on the plate or candlestick. Using a super-duper super glue, I glued each of the plates to a candlestick holder. Once secure, I glued one of the candlestick holders to the top of the other plate, forming a two-tier cupcake stand. To provide the stand with better stability, a 4×4 painted tile (available at Home Depot for less than a dime) was glued to the bottom. Felt paper was added so the stand wouldn’t scratch the table.
Everything was allowed to dry overnight, then Voila! A unique two-tier cupcake stand! You could also use this as a large candle holder or if not glued together, you would have two cake plates. I have a toddler so gluing them together seemed a safer route.