Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday....Cupcake Stands!!

Today's Tipsy Tuesday is all about cupcake stands. :) Who doesn't love a good dessert stand, especially when its affordable right?!

I first made these for Bailey's Fancy Nancy birthday party. I loved the way they turned out. They made a great little throne for her birthday cupcakes to sit upon. :) I have received a few emails asking where I got them. And so, the secret is out...I made them. :)

And today I'm going to show y'all just how EASY (and cheap) they are to make. But the stands I'm creating today are a little twist on the first ones I made. Today I'm making pirate themed cupcake stands...

Ingredients include glue (hot glue or tacky glue), mini candle sticks, paint, and wooden decorative shapes.

These wooden decorations came from Hobby Lobby. You can find them at any craft store and there is usually a pretty good assortment. They were 67 cents a piece...the most expensive part of this project. I got these along with a few summer themed ones for some cupcakes I'm planning on making in a couple of weeks. :)

And here are the mini candle sticks, again found at Hobby Lobby in the unfinished wood section. I have also seen them at Michaels. They were $2.99 for a pack of 6. Not bad! (especially considering I bought mine with a 40% off coupon) :)

First step, paint your candle stick. Let it dry and then apply glue to the top of the candle stick. I chose hot glue for this project b/c it dries faster!

Flip it over and stick it to the bottom of the wooden decoration making sure the candle stick is in the middle.

Turn the candle stick over and you're DONE! That was easy right?!?!
And now you have cute little pirate themed cupcake stands!!!

The cost of each stand is about $1.16 each, less if you use a coupon for the candle sticks like I did.

Top off your cupcake stand with some cupcakes and VOILA, you have a cute little pirate themed dessert arrangement!!!

Aren't these cupcake toppers adorable?!!? Created by the ever so talented Amanda Parker of Shindig Parties To Go. Her printables are such a quick and easy way to dress up any party! Definitely check out her Etsy shop.

Cute right?

You like 'em????

Make 'em!

You know how now!!!! :)


  1. Love that idea!
    Super cute and thanks for sharing.. I'll definitely be incorporating these into my next party.

  2. What a great idea, Kate! Love this and thanks for giving my pirate printables a feature, too!

  3. OMG...those are the cutest things ever! Great job and THANKS for sharing!

  4. What a cute idea! I will definitely use this, thanks for sharing!!

  5. Wow- such a great idea! These mini stands really show your beautiful cupcakes in all their siver-me-timbers glory! I'm really inspired-no, if only we had such great hobbycraft stores over here in the UK!

  6. Yours look great! I made these a couple months ago too and am still in love with them! Here's my version if you wanted to take a look!

  7. I think this is the greastest idea I seen! I am so using this for birthday parties! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love your idea!! My oldest daughter is having a watermelon themed birthday party this summer and I am planning on cupcakes so I will have to make some. BTW..this week Hobby Lobby has unfinished wood stuff on sale I like 50% off. =)

  9. Such a super creative way to "think outside the box!" I just love it!

  10. So cute! I found your site throught another, but closed it by accident :(

  11. Absolutely brilliant...and cute

  12. These are great. I've been googling this type of little stand for cupcakes and found you through Shindig. Great tutorial. I'm making these!! A whole lot cheaper then anything you can buy ready made. So glad I found you.