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Monday, October 7, 2013

DIY Rustic Cupcake Stand

The idea of this cupcake stand came around when I was storming up ideas for Gabriel's 1st birthday party. Because the theme was 'honey bear' based around  Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree I wanted a 100 acre wood feel which meant my gorgeous antique milk glass cake stands had to stay on the shelf for this party!



I had recalled seeing some rounds of wood at the craft store from one of my countless trips (can anyone else practically walk the aisles of JoAnn's and Michael's in their head?) and I knew they would be perfect! I wish I could have just grabbed some from the back yard (where is my childhood when I need it?!) but like most people I had to buy my wood from the store.


Connecting the levels was the tricky part- well finding pieces to connect them was! What I REALLY wanted was just two rounds off the bottom of a Christmas tree (that size anyways) but like finding the larger rounds, I couldn't just go outside and collect them nor did I find these at the craft store (I forgive you JoAnn's and Michael's... this time at least) fortunately I have my hardware store knowledgeable husband!


What you see above are two different types of furniture/cabinet feet! The tall one was a touch too tall but that was not a problem after my husband took a bandsaw to it.

The assembly of the cupcake stand was fairly simply- the feet already had threaded rods so all we needed to do was drill a hole where I wanted the feet to go. In the picture below you'll see that in order to drill the hole to correct height (without risking drilling too deep) my husband placed a ring of masking take around the bit- genius.






Ideally the upper foot of the stand would have a threaded rod on the top and bottom for this project- you can either just glue the top round of wood on to the top of the foot or you can drill a hole and screw in your own rod. We went with the 'screw in your own rod' route but if my husband wasn't helping I'd no doubt just glue that sucker on!

To finish it off, give it a few coats of polyurethane for a sealant so the wood will not soak up any of the grease/oils from the treats it lovely displays. We bought a can of polyurethane from JoAnn's only because they are so awesome with coupons. You can buy it in jar form too but because of the bark I didn't want to use a paint brush to apply it- spray was the much easier and quicker option.




I absolutely love the way it turned out and with the use of coupons this whole project came in under $20! I'm looking forward to getting some good use out of this cupcake stand. 
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26 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this!!! So creative Lena - high five!!!

    .:Marta:.

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  2. LOVE this!! I'm thinking about a "Where The Wild Things Are"/"Wild Rumpus"-style first birthday party for Tessa, with kind of a woodsy theme too - this would be perfect-o!!! Pinned! :)

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  3. Awesome project!
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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  4. You did a great job! It turned out so nice!

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  5. It turned out amazing! You two are like a DIY dream team! lol

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  6. Oh my word! I absolutely love this! How cute would these be as table decor for a wedding!

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  7. Oh my goodnessssssss! I absolutely love this. You are so creative girl!


    <3
    Samantha
    substanceandsoul.tumblr.com

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  8. Is it weird that I have come over here several times just to stare at this cupcake stand?! haha! its seriously so cute! I really like the "rustic but refined" feel of it. The very similar cake stand that I made for our wedding was just plain rustic, we did cut the tree slices ourselves, so it made it a bit choppy, even though i tried to sand it down a bit. The furniture legs were a brilliant idea!

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  9. That is WAY TOO CUTE. Hahaha and Hannah's comment cracked me up, I think I'm doing the same. It's seriously so dang cute, and perfect for a boy's birthday party! (or any kind of party, I'm just always thinking of things that I could use for my boys that wouldn't be too frilly!)

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  10. Totally adorable! I love how this looks and that it's relatively easy to make. I had no idea they sold wood like that in the craft stores, so I suppose I'm not as familiar with my local store aisles as you are!

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  11. Thanks Marta, I really love it too!

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  12. That was my first idea! But I also wanted to do a Winnie the Pooh and felt that I could easily do a Wild Rumpus party when he got old but probably wouldn't be able to do a Pooh bear one- felt too baby for us.

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  13. Thanks Liz! Sweet surprise having you drop by!

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  14. Thanks! My husband is a great partner for projects! Marriage too. :)

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  15. I know I wish I had it for that!

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  16. haha, oh Hannah stop flattering me. You're funny.

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  17. Same here, silly Hannah. :) Love that girl! The frilly business gets in the way a lot doesn't it sometimes?

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  18. Gives you an excuse to go get more familiar! If you want to though. :)

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  19. I love this so much! It's rustic which isn't my thing but it would still totally fit in on my table when I have company over. It makes me think of fairies and pixies :) I'd love if you'd link up at my new-ish party - http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/link-party-9.html

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  20. This is beautiful! It turned out so nice! I need a good cupcake stand :)

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  21. Very cute! Can you tell me how many cupcakes it held? Dimensions?

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  22. I'm sorry I cannot tell you the dimensions, I'm currently living in a different country with it being in the other but I can say that depending on how cramped you want the cupcakes to be, I imagine you could hold up to 2 dozen cupcakes on it if they are packed in.

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