Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cupcake Stand

For Easter, I usually enjoy and am more than willing to bring dessert to Easter lunch. This year, however, though I was just as excited, I was completely blank on what to make. i wanted try something new and creative but I just couldn't think of anything. So I settled for cupcakes. They did have a minty cream filling though! So to make up for my lack of creativity, I decided to make my own cupcake stand! It was alot easier than I thought it would be. I thought it turned out great! Here's what you need (at least, here's what I used):
  • 2 foam boards
  • 2-3 flower Styrofoam squares
  • 4-5 sheets scrapbook paper (in design of choice)
  • mod podge
  • hot glue gun & glue
  • 2in. wide ribbon (in coordinating color as paper)
  • 3/8in. wide ribbon (is same or coordinating color as paper)
  • tools : sponge brush, rotary cutter or xacto knife, pins, cutting mat or ruler
Note: I apologize for not taking pictures along the way.

Instructions:
  1. Cut out 2 of each layer of foam board. I used 2 for stability. Measurements as follows: 12in x 12in, 10in x 10in, and 8in x 8in.
  2. Cut out 1 of each layer of scrapbook paper, in same measurements. If you want to cover bottom side of each layers, cut out 2 of each but make sure and buy more paper.
  3. Mod Podge paper onto board. Once dry, add another layer of Mod Podge on top to finish off.
  4. Once these are dry, hot glue the 2 pieces of foam board (of the same size) together. Lay heavy books on top to flatten and evenly glue.
  5. While this is drying, start wrapping the 2in. wide ribbon around the foam blocks. Don't go around and around. just cut out 3 strips (or as many as you need) and wrap each strip around one at a time. Fold down raw edge and pin down with simple silver pins. If you have pretty white ball tip pins, use those. I only used 2 blocks for a total of 3 layers.
  6. After the foam board layers are done drying, start hot gluing the 3/8 in. wide ribbon around the edge of the boards. Do little sections at a time because the hot glue dries very quickly.
  7. This is the trickiest part. Center the blocks on each layer making sure they align from every angle. Hot glue the foam blocks onto the board. It dries very quickly and strong so make sure and get it right!
And you're done! Here's out mine turned out with the cupcakes on it. Some of the cupcakes were already gone by the time I took the picture. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment. It really goes fast. If I could've done it in one sitting, it would've taken me about 1 hour maybe 2, but with a husband and a toddler, it basically took me all day :)

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Kristi Flanagan said...

You did a great job!!!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

becca said...

i need to make this! i love cupcakes and always have trouble finding a place to put them. thanks for sharing.

Fawnda said...

Very cool! I love the ribbon! : )

Lori said...

Very cool! Nice job.

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ClassyGal said...

I love your cupcake stand! You're better then, can I say this...Yes I am..You're better then Martha Stewart, girl!

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