Friday, May 7, 2010

Weddings, Etc.: DIY Cupcake Stands!

It's a DIY day on Notable today! I'm bringing you the full tutorial on how to create the cupcake stands I made for the Relay For Life table I worked on last weekend! When I say they're simple, I mean they are simple. And, you can so easily adapt them to any color scheme so no matter what your wedding (or shower, or rehearsal dinner) looks like, your guests can enjoy some fantastically displayed cupcakes!

Here's what you need:

A 5" Round Terra Cotta Pot Saucer (The things that go under the pot!)-- I got mine at Michaels in the floral section.

A small candle holder, goblet, or other vessel that can act as a base. Anything will work as long as it is relatively short, has a flat base and stable top. I got mine from the sale section at Anthropologie.

White, Flat Spray Paint (One can covered about 8 pot saucers) for a primer,
Color Spray Paint of Your Choice (I used two shades of aqua for mine!),
Hot Glue Gun

On to the good stuff.. the how-to!

1. Begin by priming the terra cotta saucers with the flat white spray paint. Make sure your in a well ventilated area (translation: outside). I sprayed the underside first and let it dry according to the instructions on the can. Then I flipped them and sprayed the top. Make sure you coat them completely so you don't see any red showing through.

2. Now it's time for COLOR! Repeat the same process with your colored spray paint, and adjust how many coats (or how close you hold the can) according to how dark you want the color to be. I did one coat of a pale aqua and topped it with a light coat of a darker aqua to give it depth. Let this dry completely.

3. Once your saucer is painted and fully dry, get out your candle holder/vessel for your base. Have both the base and the saucer ready and close by on your table. We're going to apply the hot glue to the top of your base to avoid having it show on the finished product. Run your hot glue gun around the rim, as close to the inside edge as possible. The top of my candle holder had a very narrow rim so I ran the glue around the inside as well to ensure it would hold, without having an ugly glue line showing.

4. Next your going to quickly flip your base onto the bottom side of the saucer and hold it firmly for a few seconds so the glue can dry. Leave it upside down for 15 minutes, just to be safe and let it totally set.

5. Believe it or not, that's it! Flip over the cupcake stands and "garnish" with a cupcake! Perfect for weddings, bridal showers or just for fun!

If you have any questions about how to make the stands, leave them in the comments below or send me an email at kellylanza {at} gmail {dot} com!

Giveaway Reminder!! YOU could win a fabulous photo print (of your choice!) in our giveaway from City Light Photography! Click HERE to enter!

Aspiring to Inspire,



Related Posts with Thumbnails