Friday, May 18, 2012

DIY Cupcake Stand


Aren't you just dying over these
They are so CUTE!

Michelle@ A Little Tipsy


I had the opportunity to go to Breathing Space, my first blogging retreat,
a couple of weekends ago (post about retreat coming soon)
It was a lot of fun and I learned quite a bit from the classes
but most of all it was fun hanging out with my mom 
and getting to know my other roommates 
Kaysi, Michelle, Staci and Amanda
I LOVE all their blogs and learned a lot from our Friday night chat
Thanks ladies :)


The first night we had a fun Stepford Wives themed dinner 
(so fun to dress up)
 after the dinner, all my roommates and I headed off to 
 Harmons to get some snacks for the night and the next day
as we were walking around we came across these beauties 
Don't you love the polka dots 
We could not pass these up
so we had a fun plan to all make cupcake stands out of them 
in different colors, in our own creative way
and blog about them linking to each others post
So make sure to click over to all the blogs and 
check out our different takes on them
(links to all of them above)


Materials I used:
 -Polka dot plates (large, small and bowl) from Harmons in RED
-dollar store candle sticks (I had in my craft stash)
-Spray paint
-E6000 glue
-Goo Gone


What I did:
1. First things first I wanted my candle sticks to show off a pop of color
and what better color than YELLOW
(I know I am a bit obsessed)
 so I spray painted them 
easy peasy


2. Next you are going to need your E6000 
if you don't have any of this GET SOME
it is awesome I use it for so many projects
you can get it at any craft store

3. I measured and found the middle of my large plate 
spread some E6000 glue on the bottom of my first candle stick 
and pressed it down on the plate


4. I then measured the middle of my smaller plate 
spread E6000 on the top of the first candle stick and 
put the smaller plate on top where I marked the middle 
so that it is all centered

5. Then I repeated steps 3 and 4 to add the second candle stick and the 
bowl on the top of the stand


see that goo that the glue left behind?


6. no worries next I just got out my trusty 
Goo Gone (another must have supply)
and a cloth and got rid of all the extra glue that oozed out


Now it looks clean and there is no goo to be seen 
:)


There it is all done and ready to be used
Isn't it pretty!
I can't wait to use it
I have thought of so really cool ways to use this
but was not able to get pictures of them yet
so I will just tell them to you and you can try them out yourselves

1. You can of course use them for cupcakes and little treats at the top
2. Fruit with Fruit dip in the bowl
3. Veggies with ranch dip in the bowl 
4. or my hubbies favorite chips with salsa or guacamole in the bowl for dipping

 Top: Kaysi, Leanne (mom), Me Bottom: Amanda, Staci, Michelle

  And just to see how fun we are 
Here we are together at the Stepford Wives Dinner 
 so SASSY!
Thank you ladies for making my first blogging get together
such a good experience

My cupcake stand is linked up HERE:
Whipper Berry, The Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating,
Naptime Crafters, Two Yellow Birds Decor,

Thank you for all your support, for reading and following 

17 comments:

  1. I want one!! They are so adorable!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  2. I love the idea of using it for chips and a dip, genius!!

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  3. I love yours Whitney and of course you had to add yellow. It will be perfect for picnics in your back yard. Thanks for being my roomie!

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  4. newest follower! from the nap time crafters link party :)

    come visit me if you get a chance :)

    janiene
    http://bishopsfamilysite.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love that you did red and yellow! It is so cute and just my style too!! It is darling and I love it! (and you!)

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  6. Crumbs! That is an adorable project-especially the yellow. Happy new follower C:

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  7. These are super-cute. I love the color combo, and you had me at yellow! Your new follower, Tanya :)

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  8. Hello Whitney! I posted an award for you today! Buzz over and check it out! {Smile!}
    http://kristyscupofjo.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow! So fun! How do you wash them? By hand, or would they hold up in the top rack of the dishwasher??

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  10. Love the green one! I'm excited to be a new follower! I would love you to follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  11. Way cute polka dot dishes!

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  12. This is so cute!! We love the bright colors! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again! -The Sisters

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  13. Those are so cute!!! I love yours with the red and yellow! That is going to be so fun to use for a party! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation Whit!!
    Jill

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  14. This is such a great idea! Thanks for the how to :)

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  15. I love this idea! I'm 'pinning' it now and putting it on my 'to DIY' list!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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  16. So creative! Thanks for such a great, fun, summery idea! I would love to invite you to share this with my readers at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes!
    Have a Great Weekend,
    Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-12-summer-series-preview/

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  17. Great Idea...I LOVE it!

    I would guess this has to be hand washed. Will the glue
    stay? Never used that glue before...Thanks

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