Monday, January 10, 2011

{Cupcake Monday} Mini Cupcake Stand Tutorial!


Happy Monday everyone! We spotted these adorable Mini Cupcake Stands on HWTM made by Jessica at Modern Moments Designs, we knew we had to share with you! Super adorable and simple to make. Just the way we like crafty projects!


Here is what you need:
1. Mini 3″ Candle Sticks made by Lara Crafts $2.99 for a set of 4
2. 3.25″ Wooden Unfinished Circles $0.29 ea. at JoAnn’s Craft Store
3. Wood Glue (Any brand will do.)
4. Spray Paint (pick a color, any color), Rust-Oleum from Home Depot $3.44 a can

Jessica purchased the Mini Candle Sticks online from New Image Group. They carry this brand of wood at Michael’s and other craft stores, but her local Michael’s didn’t carry this particular item. Take one candle stick and one circle. With a little wood glue, place it around the rim of the candle stick and adhere the circle in the center. Just eyeballed them. You could take the time to measure them, but Jessica didn’t think that was necessary. Let them dry for 24 hours before you handle them. Jessica said that she dropped hers several times and they are all still in tackt. That wood glue is some serious stuff!

Then, Jessica spray painted hers {well, her hubby did}. He did four coats and used just over one can of spray paint. They are fairly covered. Jessica said there were a few areas that could use some extra paint, but she thought it made them look a little distressed and that was perfect.
Let them dry and enjoy!

Seriously, that’s it. So, for just over $1 each, Jessica made 20 adorable cupcake stands. You could adorn them with ribbon, add some fancy paint job, vinyl the tops, etc.

Get creative!
We would love to see photos if you make them!

20 comments:

Elyse {Pretty. Happy. Busy.} said...

This is one of those projects that you really feel like you can do in one day, I love those! Using a little thicker wood top with an option to decorate the sides with ribbon would make it even better! -elye

Take it Personally by Christine said...

This makes me want to rummage through a salvage yard through old wooden dental and gingerbread trims! Of course tools would be required :)

Angie Blom said...

oh how great is this.. and so easy.. love it thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

Kristy from ThePurplePug did a great tutorial on this in August if you want to peek!

http://blog.catchmyparty.com/2010/08/18/how-to-make-individual-dessert-pedestals/

Cherie said...

So amazing! Thank you so much for this idea!!!!!!!!!

Brittanie said...

Ive been meaning to make some since I saw them on Purple Pug!

cute little suitcase!

Julie (thelittlekitchen.net) said...

Love it! Thanks, I will definitely do this :)

Teresa said...

I'll have to remember this. It's so simple, yet so cute!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Those are seriously adorable!

Jessica said...

Thank you guys so much for all the positive feedback. Check out my site at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Modern-Moments-Designs/110227199020901 or "Like" me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Modern-Moments-Designs/110227199020901

Rowaida said...

Amazing Love it

La Roquette said...

Great idea, the photos look gorgeous :)

Rose said...

What a great idea and they look wonderful too. Especially great for photographing cupcakes or a to use at a high tea!
What a wonderful blog you have, Im a new follower :)

Rose

Kristin said...

Those are just too cute! I love your blog!

Kristin xoxo

Cakewalk Baking said...

Totally adorable! I'm off to buy supplies today!

Maggie said...

So cute! These are adorable!

melanie said...

soo cool. yours are so cute. i love cake stands and have made them like these with all diiferent bases and tops...some turned out good...others, well at least i had fun trying.

Daniela said...

Those pictures must have been taken in paradise! aAbsolutely A-MA-ZING.
A great partnership!
Best regards from Bs. As.!
Daniela

Rebecca said...

These are lovely! I write for the Examiner and I would love to feature this tutorial and your Victorian cupcake tutorial as well. Please let me know if you are interested! So cute :)

Rebecca said...

Okay I meant to say your VINTAGE cupcake tutorial! I guess I have Victorian on the mind or something. :)