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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

$4 Cupcake Stand / Lemon Centerpiece

Easter is on its way, so is Spring. . . I think. . . There is still lots of snow around here.

I've got a fun craft that is super easy, super cheap and totally versatile!
Get ready to make your very own cupcake stand!

I'm so excited about this, it can be used for so many things and it only cost me. . .
Wait for it. . .
$4.00

That's right, four big ones!

I started with two glass plates, one dinner and one salad plate. . .
And two glass candle holders.
A little Gorilla Glue on the top of each candle holder. . .
Glue them to the bottom of each plate. . .
Weigh them down with something heavy. I left them sitting over night to make sure they were good and stuck.

Once they are nice and dry, stack the small one on top of the large one, and Presto!
Your very own cupcake stand!
Look how pretty and fancy they are! Perfect for Easter treats!

You could glue the two together so you have just one piece, but I left mine as two pieces so I can use them separately when I want. The large plate would make a great cake stand!
When I don't have tasty treats to serve or display I plan on using my stand for my lemon centerpiece on my kitchen table. . .
Look at that!! L-O-V-E it!! It makes my place feel so Spring-y!

I'm totally linking this up to Living With Lindsay's Five Dollar Challenge.

Now go hit up the dollar store and make your own!




41 comments:

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

They're beautiful Aleesha! I love the lemons :)

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Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

and I'm apparently "stalking" you from Life as Lori!

Kelley said...

gorilla glue rules!
what a great centerpiece!

janimal said...

Very cool. Great job! I am SO doing this! Thanks!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I love these... I've seen them around before but not as nice as this one. Thank you for the inspiration... now off to find some supplies.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

Kim said...

So pretty and simple - nice!

Stephanie Lynn said...

These turned out great! I am always looking for more cake and treat stands - Great job!

Jen said...

This is such a great idea. Practical and cute. I like how you showed them with different items on them!

fawnda said...

I love it! It turned out great! I like them as 2 piecs as well!

Sophia said...

I love these! I especially love that they fit in with any decorations you might have because they are clear. Thanks for sharing!

Charlene Austin said...

Stop it!! I so have to try this. I collect cake plates and have way too many already but I could get myself in some serious hoarding trouble by making my own!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Found you from the New Friend Friday at the Girl Creaive. Great idea!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Hi! Found you on Friday Follow! Your cupcakes look wonderful! I'm so glad I found your blog! Following now ;)

Lori said...

This is wonderfu! I really love it!

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Kate said...

Really like this idea. Not to mention, I have a soft spot for cupcakes ;)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Cute idea. Got to get to goodwill for components then get glueing.

Karen said...

niiiiice!

Kel said...

Great idea! I just stopped by to wish a happy weekend!

Kel
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Dimes2Vines said...

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Letherton said...

cute cupcake stand
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Gay Vaughan said...

Love, love, love them! Thank you so much for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I love seeing what you are up to...and hope you will join again!
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Laura said...

I've seen lots of these, but yours are the first with clear glass plates, and I think they are the prettiest. I just may try some too!

-K said...

I'm your newest follower from FF. Can't wait to read more, stop by my blog sometime! Happy FF!

-K

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jenjen said...

Really cute! The perfect size for cupcakes!!!

XOXO
Jen

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

Your post has convinced me to use some gorilla glue on some plates that I have waiting the wings.

Thanks, now I want to eat a cupcake and have some coffee and it is like 11:30 at night. hahaha, seriously, though, yum!

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Love the tip, It's a will do one:)

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Krissy said...

That is SUCH a good idea!

Following from Friday Follow! Hope you'll come visit us as well and follow! We have a friday follow giveaway going on too until Sunday morning. :)

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Brooke said...

The cupcake stands are really cute! Thanks for stopping by The Craft Cave. You have a great blog too! I am your newest follower.

Savvy Coupon Mommy said...

Hi :-)
Following a little late from the Friday Follow :-)
The list is soooo long!
You can follow me at http://savvycouponmommy.blogspot.com
Have a great weekend!

Jessica Hills said...

Thanks so much for posting on Favorite Things Friday! This is such a great idea!

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Kaysi said...

WOW!! It looks great!

Mark & Heather Mac said...

Super idea! We have 2 upcoming potlucks at church and my oreo truffles and cake balls will look great on this stand!!! Thanks for sharing!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

That's awesome! Visiting from Marketing Monday.

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Really cute! I love the idea. I've been looking for tiered stand and now you have me thinking. BTW I love the look of your blog. So pretty.

LuckyStarErin said...

VERY cute! The lemons do look cool on the glass against the wood table.

Creations By Cindy said...

ARen't these the cutest things to make? Be blessed. Cindy

Federica said...

Graat idea! lovley..

Pam said...

Fun, simple and easy to do. Plus it looks so elegant! Love the Dollar store!

Rachel R. said...

How did you ensure that they were centered? I bought some candlesticks like this, and some containers, to glue together to make "stemmed" candleholders. (For those big chunky candles - the name is totally eluding me at the moment.) But I can't figure out how to mark the centers without ending up gluing the "stick" on top of the mark and permanently sealing it there. I'm sure there must be some obvious solution that I'm missing!

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