Have you ever wanted an easy way to display cupcakes or other yummy goodies? I have a great solution for you, do it yourself cupcake stands! These cupcake stands can be made in many different sizes. The candle sticks that I used are about 6 inches tall and the wood circles are 6.5 inches. I found all the supplies I needed at my local Michaels craft store. Below is a step by step guide on how to put these awesome little stands together!
Cupcake Stand Tutorial
• Wood Candle Stick
• Unfinished Wood Circles
• Wood Glue or Gorilla Glue
• Spray Paint
• Book (to create a “clamp”)
Step 1: The first thing you will want to do is take out the metal candle holder in the top of the candle stick. The taller sized candle sticks have these glued in them. If you are using a smaller sized candle stick you can probably skip this step.
To take out the metal holder I used a flat screw driver to detach it from the inside. Once the metal holder is removed it will create a flat surface for gluing the candle stick to the wood circle.
Step 2: Once you have the metal holder out of the top of the candle stick, place the candle stick in the center of the wood circle and draw a circle around the base on the wood. This will make it easy to know where to press the candle stick down once you are ready to glue.
Step 3: Next you will want to place glue on the top of the candle stick. If you are using Gorilla Glue make sure to use just a little glue because the glue expands a lot.
Step 4: Once you have the glue on, you will then place the candle stick in the circle you drew on the wood circle. Press down and make sure not to move the candle stick so that it bonds tightly to the other piece of wood. The Gorilla Glue says to use a clamp to make the wood bond together or use a heavy object to create pressure. I used a hardback book. Make sure the book is centered because if the glue isn’t dry it could create the candle stick to fall over. The Gorilla Glue also says to let the glue dry for an hour. If you are using wood glue it could take longer, just follow the instructions on the back of the bottle.
Step 5: After an hour of drying (using Gorilla Glue, longer for wood glue) you have a standing cupcake stand!
Step 6: Once the glue has dried and you have a standing cupcake stand, you will then want to spray paint the stand. I decided on a white glossy spray paint so that I can use the cupcake stands with many different projects and parties. When making these stands I made 3 at a time and it took 2 spray paint bottles. When spray painting you will want to spray on smooth layers. It can take all day to do this step but going slow you will get a wonderful painted cupcake stand.
Step 7: Once the cupcake stand is dry it should look like the picture in the number 7 step. Below is a picture from the 4th of July party I put together and how I used these fun cupcake stands to display yummy treats! I hope you enjoy your DIY cupcake stands!