Make your own DIY cupcake stand out of items you already have at home! | littleredwindow.com
So in preparation for moving, when we were cleaning and decluttering and we found lots of things we completely forgot we own and had to make the tough decisions on whether to keep them or find them a new home. So during that phase I asked Aa to get up on a ladder and take on the envious task of cleaning up on top of the kitchen cabinets. You know, that wonderful place where dust and grease live together in harmony? *shudder* I also keep things up there that I only use for big parties, and I was reminded, as he handed me things down so he could wipe underneath, that I have never shared how I made my DIY cupcake stand before. This is so my kind of craft, it looks great and it cost me close to nothing to make!
If you’ve been here for a while, you may have caught a glimpse of it during O’s Very Hungry Caterpillar 3rd birthday party post.I actually made this cupcake stand for O’s 1st birthday party which was ocean themed and I have used it every year for his birthday as well as a couple other random parties as well. And because I am a total cheapskate crafter, I made it out of stuff I already had at home. Wondering how I did it? Here, let me show you what it’s really made of!
I had some styrofoam discs in 3 sizes from the craft store, they looked like this. I traced them onto scrapbook paper, cut out the circle and glued it to the top. Then I covered the edges with ribbon and ric rac. For the vertical risers between the levels, I simply cut a strip of scrapbook paper and wrapped it around a soup can. Then I just hot glued it all together! And honestly it’s held up just great for 3 years worth of birthday parties. When I put food on it, I lay little strips of parchment paper down so the scrapbook paper tops don’t get greasy or dirty. And because I used full soup cans (they were expired) it’s nice and weighted and it doesn’t tip or anything. I think the only thing I had to buy that wasn’t in my craft closet was the scrapbook paper, which I used for a bunch of other party decorations too so the whole thing cost pennies!
Here’s a closer look:
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