One of the easiest projects I've done recently is the perfect addition to my baking and sharing obsession. Not only do I love cooking, but also I enjoy the presentation of it, sometimes even more.
For a step-by-step guide: Make It: DIY Cupcake Stand
This simple – and cheap – cupcake stand is completely customizable. You can create and recreate one or more for any given occasion.
You only need a few supplies, some old plates and a place to get dirty. You'll be using spray paint, so make sure you are in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors.
DIY Cupcake or Hors D'oeuvres Stand
What you'll need:
- 3 old plates, different sizes – small, medium and large
- 2 old 4-6 inch candlesticks
- E-6000 epoxy or glue gun with glue sticks
- 2-3 colors of spray paint
- Tape, paper doilies or other materials for stencils
For a step-by-step guide:
Make sure your plates and candlesticks are clean.
Spray paint a base coat to your individual style and let dry.
Lay out your design and spray paint over with your second and/or third colors.
I used some stencils with painter's tape and cut-outs to create my own design.
You can also use paper doilies, as well.
Glue a candlestick to the center of your largest plate.
Glue your middle-sized plate on top of this candlestick.
Repeat with your next candlestick and the last, smallest plate on top.
Let dry – overnight if you are using E-6000.
Once the adhesive is dry, your new stand is ready to use!
Twinkle VanWinkle was born in a small town in Mississippi. A life-long lover of music, media and food, she grew up following those three things along her path. She has almost 20 years of professional cooking under her apron strings, feeding thousands of friends, family and other folks while working in restaurants and bakeries in Oxford, Miss. She baked apple pies for the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and appeared on Food Network's "The Best Of..." in the same year. Along with producing dynamic lifestyle content for LIN Media, she is a mother, musician and social media fanatic.
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