{easy DIY cupcake stand}

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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.

 

SUPPLIES:

  • round wooden disc–about 4 inches across (bought mine at Michael’s)
  • wooden candlestick (also bought it at Michael’s)
  • paint
  • sandpaper/sander
  • E6000

DIRECTIONS:

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!

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.