DIY- Pretty Cupcake Stands

I wanted little cupcake stands to show off cupcakes we create lately. We have kind of joined the cupcake craze. So everything we make is a cupcake now. Invite us over for dinner– OK– we’ll bring cupcakes. Been learning how to frost them etc.

I needed something more than my cake stand. So Chad and I got to thinking.

Strolling around Joanns store- we saw beveled wood pieces. I believe it is for a plaque? Not sure. Got the bright idea of adding them to the top of glass candle sticks we get at the dollar store.

Love pretty colors and white spray paint. Spray paint makes everything prettier.

Spray painted the wood plaques.

Dollar store candle sticks before painting….

Beautiful green color…

Once everything was dried we glued the candle stick to the top piece with some E-6000 glue. (My favorite glue of all time!!)

Tie on a ribbon if you fancy.. and now I have 3 fun cupcake stands for many occasions. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how they turned out. Fun colors and just the perfect size for my cupcakes to show off.

I love the candle sticks.. they have so many wonderful uses. My 3rd or 4th project with them.

YAY for pretty Cupcake stands!! THANKS to my hubby for being the master spray painter. He never makes drips.. EVER… That’s love!!



52 Responses to DIY- Pretty Cupcake Stands
  1. Michelle Bartel
    May 15, 2011 | 11:59 am

    Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the idea…thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Heather
    May 16, 2011 | 12:58 am

    Love them!!! Can you make me one? ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Anna
    May 16, 2011 | 1:02 am

    This is such a great idea, and so easy! I would love it if you’d link to my party, here’s the link:


  4. Felicia
    May 16, 2011 | 8:39 am

    Finally an idea of what to do with the lone candle stick I have!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!

  5. Jean @ Quilted Cupcake
    May 16, 2011 | 8:59 am

    What a great idea, and so thrifty. I’ve pinned it on Pinterest, too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beth
    May 16, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Love this idea…adding it to my “to do” list for this week!!

  7. Jen Avila
    May 16, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    I love it! Never thought to use those wood plaques. Cute!

  8. Sheryl
    May 16, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I’m always interested in finding new ways to display cupcakes. I love those candlestick holders too! Thanks!

  9. PartyMom
    May 16, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    Very cute! I love those glass candlesticks. They’re so useful…and take spray paint beautifully!

  10. Kelly
    May 16, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    I LOVE this project! It would also be cute as a candle stand!

    I found you through MMM. I’m following you now!


  11. Stefani
    May 16, 2011 | 8:10 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! I’m going to make some this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Kristin
    May 16, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    Love your cupcake stand! Cupcakes are the cutest little things ever! LOVE them! Stopping by from Tip Junkie.

  13. Jeanne
    May 16, 2011 | 9:20 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! And yes today in JoAnne’s I bought the wood toppers ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Wendy from Wendys Hat
    May 17, 2011 | 4:28 am

    Darling idea! I love them and the colors you chose!

  15. Kelsey
    May 17, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I host a lot of baby & bridal showers (I’m at that age), and these would be perfect for decor on the treats table! Thank you for this ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Amy@happylittleparty
    May 17, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    Love it!! It just makes the cupcake that much cuter!
    thanks for sharing

  17. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    May 18, 2011 | 6:50 am

    Well, you could send your hubby over here to spray paint my projects ~ I make drips almost 95% of the time, Mary Beth! This is such a great idea! It makes for such a great little pedestal whether for cupcakes or whatever.

    Visiting through All Things Inspired. : )

  18. Erin
    May 18, 2011 | 9:53 am

    Absolutely adorable!!! I love the color choices too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Vรฉnusia
    May 18, 2011 | 10:03 am

    Really nice !

  20. Whitney Ulrich
    May 18, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Those are freakin adorable!!! I need to make some. I pinned this by the way. thank you for the cute idea. I am visiting from the Trendy Treehouse linky party. Come and say hi. I am doing a really fun giveaway next week too ๐Ÿ™‚

    A mommy’s life…With a touch of YELLOW

  21. Jennifer
    May 19, 2011 | 3:23 am

    I love these! They’d be a great way to display some individual cupcakes when you don’t have a lot of room, and I’m so glad to see something other than the tiered stands that are all over the place. I featured you today on my favorite things ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Susan
    May 19, 2011 | 9:25 am

    Awesome! My girlie is turning one in a week, I have just enough time to do this for her party. Thank you!

  23. Mimi
    May 19, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    These stands are too cute! I love your colors – Blue Ocean Breeze is one of my favorites. I’m trying the Ivy Leaf next. Can’t wait to show this to my sweetaholic daughter!
    Stopping by from A Little Tipsy!

  24. Michelle
    May 19, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    Love the colors! What a fun way to make each one special! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  25. Steph
    May 20, 2011 | 7:58 am

    So cute! Love the colors!

  26. Sue
    May 21, 2011 | 2:09 am

    I have the supplies, but still haven’t made them yet! Yours are adorable! Love the colors!

  27. Debbie
    May 21, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    I had to stop reading and grab a can of watermelon paint and a candle holder! I’ve been looking for something cute like this to use…thanks again for another fabby idea =)

  28. mary
    May 21, 2011 | 9:29 pm

    Such cute cupcake stands and I love the colors

    bee blessed

  29. Jengerbread
    May 21, 2011 | 9:31 pm

    Why didn’t I think of these?! These are great! What a good idea!

  30. Madigan at madiganmade
    May 21, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    These are just adorable!! You could make them (or change them) in so many fun colors.

  31. sevensistersโ™ฅ
    May 21, 2011 | 10:13 pm

    Soooo Cuuute!!!
    โ™ฅJ. sevensisters

  32. Roberta
    May 22, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Wow…these turned out really cute and so much more affordable than some of the stand out there in retail stores. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful week. Fondly, Roberta

  33. Mary Juckett
    May 23, 2011 | 8:21 am

    Made these this past week-end, and OMG…they are so cute…Thanks for the greatest tip ever!…

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  35. ginger
    May 23, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    Very cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  36. Scrap me baby
    May 23, 2011 | 10:24 pm

    LOVE THIS!! I am totally going to steal this idea. Thanks for sharing:)
    Came by from Flamingo Toes!

  37. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17
    May 26, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    Simple, adorable and chic! What a wonderful idea! I love the colors you chose too! I’ll definitely have to make some for our next special occasion!
    Jenn/Rook No.

  38. Michelle
    May 26, 2011 | 10:37 pm

    Love this! Thank you for sharing your talent! I’ve featured you on my blog ( for timeout Thursday, and I’ve added them to my ever growing to make list ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Katy
    May 27, 2011 | 1:49 am

    They are adorable! I might make a red one for Valentine’s Day or Xmas.

  40. Sandra
    May 28, 2011 | 9:54 am

    Love them!. I am going to Home Depot shortly. Thanks for all the great ideas!. I am in West Central FL.


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  43. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    June 5, 2011 | 8:23 pm

    Just came back to tell you that I did my version of your cupcake stands, Mary Beth, and I linked to you in my post!

  44. JustYolie
    June 13, 2011 | 10:24 pm

    Fabulous! Found you through Tip Junkie.

  45. CrafterBerly
    June 14, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    I shared this with a cupcake aficionado friend of mine.

  46. Emily
    June 15, 2011 | 7:45 pm

    Love! These are just too too cute! I have a friend these would be perfect for. Thanks for the tutorial.

  47. AndreaP
    June 20, 2011 | 9:50 am

    Love the idea! I will try it. Thanks!

  48. Mimi
    June 21, 2011 | 7:58 pm

    Just linked to this post and your cupcake stand in my Funfetti cookie post!

  49. C&MB
    June 22, 2011 | 9:54 am

    Thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. caroline @ c.w.frosting
    April 1, 2012 | 3:21 pm

    Adorable! I haven’t seen candlesticks at the local 99 cent store. I’ll have to check other stores or maybe GW? Am thinking of adding an individual cupcake stand to the middle of a larger cake stand. These would be perfect!!

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