DIY Cupcake Stand

Posted by Meghan Quinones

It's time to put your cupcakes on display. How? Learn how you can turn a small piece of wood and a small wooden candlestick into a darling little cupcake stand.

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I really need to start paying more attention to product descriptions. I keep buying items that I think are much bigger than they really are! This has seriously happened to me numerous times. Let me explain...

When I bought the Lara's Wooden Candlesticks I thought they were actual candlesticks that you would use as home decor. When they finally came in, I was shocked at their actual size. They were only three inches tall! After I got over their shocking size, I began to laugh at myself for completely overlooking the "Candlestick 3 in." clearly marked right on the front of the package!

My initial thought when I bought the candlesticks was to just to paint them (when I thought they were large enough to use on a table). When I realized just how small they actually were, my idea instantly went out the window. I was racking my brain trying come up with a project using my mini candlesticks. It took me quite some time to figure out a project idea since I was not going to allow my mistake to turn into a project loss. I ended up using my mini candlesticks to create cupcake stands! I am not sure how this idea popped into my head, but I am glad it did. These mini cupcake stands are a perfect way to put your cupcakes on display. Check out my tutorial below to see just how easy these are to make!

Have you ever bought something that ended up being much smaller than you thought?

Here's what you'll need:

  • Lara's Wood - Candlestick
  • Round Wooden Plaque (4 in)
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (Vintage Doily)
  • Wood Glue
  • White Cardstock
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Glue Dot
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
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Let's get crafty!

Paint your wooden plaque and candlestick. I did two coats of paint on both.

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Place your cardstock inside of your punch. Line the paper up with the end of the design on the punch. Press down on the lever.

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Move the second doily you punched to the left until it is on top of the design.

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Continue punching until you have punched out the full length of your paper.

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Paint your strip of paper the same color as your wood pieces.

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Wrap double sided tape around the outside of your round plaque.

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Remove the film from your tape and add your paper strip. You will have a little bit of a gap (don't worry, your bow will cover this!).

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Add another piece of double sided tape around the outside of your wood plaque.

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Add your ribbon to your tape. Create a bow (I used my Bow-It-All!). Place a glue dot on the knot of your bow and place it in the gap on your plaque.

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Put glue on the top of your candlestick.

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Glue your candlestick to the bottom center of your plaque. Let your glue dry.

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