Tuesday, April 26, 2011

cupcake tower

I have been searching for cupcake towers for my daughters birthday and found nothing I liked that wasnt $60 per tower. So after many sites of tutorials I decided to purchase things to make my own.

$11 at Goodwill. 4 silver type platters and 2 candlesticks
$11 at Joannes one can of primer and one can of white spray paint.
$3.99 for E-6000

Wash and dry the platters and candlestick removing any glue. Spray 2 light layers of primer, flip and repeat. Make sure you are protected from any wind or it WILL overspray.

Once pieces are completely dry. measure and mark the center of the plates with a piece of tape. Apply glue to top of candlestick. this will go on the bottom of the top plate to provide more strength to the upper platter. The smaller (top) of the candlestick will be attached to the middle of the bottom platter. This will allow for more room on the bottom platter for cupcakes.

The cupcakes wont touch the actual stand and I will cut a liner to provide an extra layer of protection.
This post is now part of Get your Craft on Tuesdays at Todays Creative Blog.


  1. Very clever! you should send this in to www.oneprettything.com I think they would love to feature this!

  2. These came out great and look better than anything you can buy at HomeGoods. I like the oval and rectangular shapes - unique.

    My best- Diane

  3. Many thanks! It was a shot in the dark, and I wasnt sure how they would turn out. I tried posting a picture of the finished product, but the blog is giving me issues. :)

  4. What a fantastic idea! Good work - they look beautiful!

  5. I saw your comment on the "comment" post on Crafterminds.com so thought I'd come over and give you some comment love! I really love these cupcake stands you made. How resourceful of you! How was the party?

    Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)

    P.s. Two reasons you may not be receiving comments very often is that you have word verification turned on. (defaulted on in Blogger ;-(. ) And, the posts without pictures don't draw your reader in as much as the posts with pictures. You can always purchase a photo from iStockPhoto.com or just snap something quick for the post. That's just my opinion. ;-) Have a great weekend!

  6. Good idea! I think I'll try something like this but in neon colours!

  7. I came here via Craftermind to check out what you have going on...I*m loving these cupcake stands and I'm adding them to my inspiration bookmark folder :D

  8. You had a very good idea! They look great. I'll try to do this in gold. Thanks