For my mom’s surprise birthday party, I decided to order cupcakes from our favorite local cupcake shop, Sugar Mama’s, instead of baking them myself (which was a smart decision, as I wound up working 6 days last week, blah). But because I’m me, I couldn’t just throw the cupcakes in their boxes out on the table. I decided to make some cupcake stands following this tutorial from Threadbanger:
I scrounged around Goodwill and my local thrift stores in search of suitable dishes for a few weeks, but the stores were sorely lacking. Then, one magical Wednesday evening, the thrifting and crafting gods smiled down upon me and presented me with the perfect dishes. A bit of glue, my heaviest books (there is a reason I have so many hefty tomes in my bookcase—for craft projects!) and several hours were all it took to make these beauties.
I made four of these lovelies for less than the cost of one new ugly stand from Target. I love them! The large white and middle glass plates are all different, so they aren’t too matchy-matchy. Two of them have the green custard cups and two are these coffee cups, but my favorite part is obviously the polka-dot shot glasses I found for the top tier.
I also made cupcake toppers, but I didn’t quite think everything through as, excepting the cupcakes on top, they were too tall to use. Oh well, now I have loads of toppers ready for future birthday celebrations.