Saturday, December 11, 2010

Look what we made - a Cupcake Stand!

I've been wanting a cupcake stand for quite some time- but all the ones that I have found that I love are way expensive for my taste.  So, I decided to make my own!

I got these three plates at Hobby Lobby when they were doing half off (which is literally every other week I think), and I spent less than $20 on them.  I got these candle sticks at the dollar store.  I was quite a sight at Hobby Lobby, pregnant squatting on the floor, trying to stack these plates on candle sticks without breaking them.  I had a sweet older lady curiously offer me some help, and when I told her what I was doing, she went off in search of her own supplies for the same project - so sweet!

Have you used Gorilla Glue?  Wow - that stuff is serious.  I've read about it on many other blogs, but I had no idea how strong it was until I tried it.  It means business.  And you just need a tee-tiny bit - really and truly.  If you think you don't have enough on the candle stick, you probably still have too much.  Ask me how I know - I spent half and hour scraping the extra dry glue off with a razor blade on the first layer, not fun.  Not at all.

We glued one piece together at a time, and let them sit for about an hour before adding the next layer. 

I'm so happy with how it turned out!  It was perfect for our Gender Reveal Party Cupcakes!

I'm linking up with the Weekend Wrap Up Party for the first time!  Check it out there are some amazingly talented ladies out there! 

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Eboix said...

seriously adorable!! Oh and Gorilla glue is insanely strong - hope you are doing well!!

Lisa♥H said...

Love it & it looks like it was super easy! I'm going to post a couple of the wreaths I made! Check it out! I should have it up soon!
Praying for you & baby boy Ellis!

michelle ellis said...

Thank you so much Emily!!!!

Lisa, I can't wait to see your wreaths! Thank you so much for the prayers, that means so much to us!

Candice said...

Beautiful! I may have to try this too! :)

Elizabeth said...

So cute! LOVE those plates! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day!

sample said...

This cupcake stand was simply amazing to watch! keep it up...

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Nicole-Lynn said...

Awww everything is so festive! Love it!