Ask and you shall receive, my lovelies.
Now I’m not gonna lie and claim complete originality on this one—a quick Google search will turn up all sorts of similar DIY cupcake stands, varying only by theme and degree of difficulty.
I will say that this DIY is extremely easy, crazy cheap, super fast, and made from items you may actually have lying around the house. So that’s what I’ve got goin’ on.
Let the cupcake madness commence.
1. Gather your Supplies:
You will need:
2. Measure/Cut Paper to Cover the Cans
Use a soft measuring tape to measure the height and circumference of your cans and cut appropriate sizes of paper. I stamped mine with this cute strawberry stamp because the birthday girl is gaga for strawberries.
3. Cover Cans With Decorative Paper
Secure the paper to the cans using Zots or hot glue.
4. Hot Glue Three Cake Rounds of Each Size Together
This one is pretty self explanatory right?
5. Cut Decorative Paper to Cover Cake Rounds
Simply use the cake rounds as a guide and trace the various sized circles onto your decorative paper. Cut out. This should yield 4 different paper circles: 8”, 10”, 12”, 14”.
6. Affix Decorative Paper to Cake Rounds
Simply use Zots/dots of hot glue/glue stick to adhere your decorative paper rounds to the top of the cake rounds.
7. Wrap the Edges of each Round with Ribbon
Attach ribbon with a bead of hot glue every 6 inches or so.
8. Glue each Round to a Can
Glue the smallest can to the bottom of the smallest round using hot glue around the edge/lip of the can. You can totally skip this step, but it does add a little extra stability!
9. Stack ‘Em Up
Need I say more?
10. Admire Your Work in Action
I was definitely pretty pleased with this last minute DIY adventure and hope that you are too! And I would love to see the rad themes you come up with to make this project your own! It’s so easy peasy, I might even make a little stripe-tastic one (6/8/10”) to display our vegan/gluten free desserts on…
How are you displaying your sweets? And are you offering special options for your guests with dietary restrictions, or is that just cuckoo-bananas?