I adore cupcake stands–I just think they are so, so cute. I’ve found a super easy, inexpensive version of my own, and I’m excited to share it with you today!
I cannot tell you how easy this is, don’t you love it? I was walking through the unfinished wood section in Michael’s, and found the perfect pieces to make the cupcake stand. The first was a round disc that was already routered for the top, and a candlestick for the bottom. The top piece was only 59 cents, and the candlestick was $2.99. If you use your 40% off coupon for the candlestick, you can get it for around $1.80! I just bought them a couple weeks ago, so they probably still have them now. You could probably find something similar at Hobby Lobby as well.
I’m totally kicking myself, though. I decided to only get enough to make two stands, thinking I would try them first, see if I liked them, and then come back to get more if I did. At first I had enough to make six in my cart, and after debating, put all but two back. I got to the register to check out, and there was no price sticker on the candlesticks. The cashier asked me how much they were, and I told her the price I had seen. She said, “well, today they are 59 cents!”. Ugh. Wouldn’t you know it? Why didn’t I keep all six in the cart???? Lol.
- round wooden disc–about 4 inches across (bought mine at Michael’s)
- wooden candlestick (also bought it at Michael’s)
1. Cut the top of your candlestick off–to the height you want the bottom of your stand to be. Mine is about 6 inches tall. My hubby threw away the candlestick tops before I could get a picture, but here is what they looked like afterward:
2. I spot painted all of the wood with a dark brown craft paint, so that when sanded off the top coat, it would show through for a distressed look.
3. After the brown paint was dry, I spray painted all of the pieces white. When the white was dry, I took my power sander to them, and distressed it until I was happy with it.
4. The last step…I used E-6000 to adhere the two pieces together, and let dry.
That’s it! Seriously, I told you it was easy!!! I already had the paint, so it cost me a grand total of $1.20 per stand. I did get that great deal on the candlestick, but even if I hadn’t, it would still have been less than $2.50. LOVE that!!!
I used mini cupcakes for this display–it’s also the perfect size for a regular cupcake!