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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

Party Tutorial | DIY Cupcake Stand


Tutorial: DIY Cupcake Stand using upcycling packaging - BirdsParty.com

Since posting my Christmas Candyland Dessert Table last week, I've had a lot of people ask for the details, and namely how I did the cupcake stand and the white, glittery trees ( tutorial coming soon) that you can see in the photo below.


Tutorial: DIY Cupcake Stand

What you'll need:

* 3 x 12 mm thick cake drums (I bought 8", 10" and 12") purchased online here.
* Empty baby cereal tin, or tall food cans (full)
* Hot glue
* Sticky tape
* Matching ribbon

Directions:

The cake boards come with silver foil, which was very handy for me as it matched the table color scheme perfectly, but you can also cover each individual board with scrapbooking paper of your choice and just secure with tape to the back of each board.

Using the scrap-booking paper from the Christmas Candyland Party Collection, I simply wrapped an empty baby cereal tin and folded the edges at top and bottom of tin and secured with tape again!

Tutorial: DIY Cupcake Stand using upcycling packaging - BirdsParty.com

Glue some ribbon to the edges of each board using hot glue and display your cupcakes proudly! :)
 
TIP: Cover your board as I did with fake snow before displaying your cupcakes on it to add to the "Winter Candyland" effect! :)

The beauty of this cupcake stand is that you can re-use it for any occasion, just change the paper and ribbon! Very cost effective if you are an events planner with lots of parties, are on a budget or simply can't to find matching tableware!

Hope you found it useful! :)
XOXO

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19 comments:

  1. This is so adorable. Love the idea of using empty round boxes! The snow effect really tops this off well. Thanks for the easy to understand tut.

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  2. Thanks Beth! Easy peasy, and inexpensive too! :)
    XOXO

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  3. Achei o máximo essa ideia! Superfácil! Mas... o que poderia usar no lugar desses "discos" prateados? Isopor é muito fraco, né?

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  4. Silvia que tal madeira? Qualquer marceneiro pode cortar pra vc nao precisa ser madeira grossa...Ou pede pra alguém que tiver ferramenta de corte?

    Isopor so se for bem grosso ou varias camadas coladas juntas?

    Espero que isso ajude :)
    Bjos

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  5. Great tutorial! I love this cake stand...it's so cute and so simple!

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  6. Madeira é uma boa opção mesmo. Obrigada!

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  7. Amiga, que ideia maravilhosa! adorei a sugestão! Obrigada!!!
    Beijos carinhosos!

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  8. Your timing is perfect - I was needing one of these for my soon-to-be 5yr old's birthday this weekend and figured there wasn't time to diy one - until now! Thanks Bird!!

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  9. Great idea! I will definitely be employing this craft in the future thanks!

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  10. Great to be of service ladies! :)

    I'd love to see how you get on? Come back and show us? XOXO

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  11. hi bird. been looking over the net for peter pan/tink stuff (as i mentioned to you in email) and now you've made it so easy peasy for me. all i need is green and pink paper!! and ta-da! you are a GEM darling! thanks
    becky
    um grande beijo
    bpbajona at maltanet dot net

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  12. SOO cute! I love it!

    - Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

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  13. Becky, my pleasure darling! I can't wait to see your photos! ;)
    XOXO

    Cheers Michelle! :)

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  14. Love this! I'm going to make one for my son's birthday party in January. Thanks!

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  15. Oh goodie! Come back and show us how you got on? XO

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  16. Amei já vou incluir nos meus kits de festa para aluguel. Obrigada. Deus abençoe.

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