DIY Cupcake Stands for under $2! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DIY Cupcake Stands for under $2!


This is a simple little cupcake stand that I wanted to share with you all, from way back when I made my S'mores Mini Donuts.  I love this DIY because I put together for under $2 and it's super, super simple!  I bought these items at the 99¢ Only Stores, but depending on the selection at your nearest dollar store, thrift shop, or items around your house, you can make it totally unique and for even less!

Also, I am calling this a cupcake stand because it would be just perfect for that.  However, it is obviously the right size for my mini donuts, as a catch-all for earrings or small pieces of jewelry, or whatever uses you can come up with.  The possibilities are endless!




Best of all, now I have a nice little cupcake display area for about $5!


DIY Cupcake Stands Under 2 dollars on Diane's Vintage Zest! #easy #budget #craft


So how did I do this?  Let's see the starting materials!


DIY Cupcake Stands Under 2 dollars on Diane's Vintage Zest! #easy #budget #craft


Yep, those are candlesticks and ashtrays from the 99¢ Only Stores, so obviously never used.  :)  All I did was try out different combinations in the store to see what I liked.  If you would like to make them permanent, just use some E6000 Craft Adhesive to glue them together, but first let me show you how I "designed" them!

First, I try all of the different tops on the same bottom and take note of which combinations I like.


DIY Cupcake Stands Under 2 dollars on Diane's Vintage Zest! #easy #budget #craft


Then, I try out the same bottom right-side-up and then upside-down.  I liked the version on the right better, which was actually with the candlestick upside down!


DIY Cupcake Stands Under 2 dollars on Diane's Vintage Zest! #easy #budget #craft


Some combinations were not as fun, like this one.


DIY Cupcake Stands Under 2 dollars on Diane's Vintage Zest! #easy #budget #craft


If you have access to other thrift shops, estate sales, or even dishes that been handed down, you can come up with all sorts of pretty stands.

Happy DIY-ing!







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18 comments:

  1. That's super creative, and they'd be perfect for entertaining. I like the idea of mixing them up so each one is different from the next. Thanks for sharing, they're really cute!
    ~Bre

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  2. Thanks so much! I'm sure the store thought it was odd when I bought only ashtrays and candlesticks. :)

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  3. I linkup each week at Do Tell Tuesday, AND I saw you on the Social Media Roundup at One More Time Events. Naturally, I HAVE to follow you. :) Love your blog!

    ~Leslie

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  4. Aw shucks, thanks for following and the sweet comments! :)

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  5. this is so perfect - thanks for sharing!! I'll finally have something for my cake pics ;)

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  6. You're welcome, and I'm happy to help!

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  7. I'm headed to the store now to buy some of these for my daughters birthday party! I never thought to use ashtrays as the top! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  8. I like these very much! I think they would be an adorable way to display cupcakes for a princess themed party!

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  9. Super cute idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  10. That's so fun, a great display for cupcakes and other items. Visiting from Inspire me Monday.

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  11. Of course! I hope they turn out pretty!

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  12. Perfect for those little masterpieces. I'm off to look for candlesticks and plates (I can't make myself call them ashtrays) to make my own. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  13. What a great idea, they are very pretty. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up with us again this weekend, I’d love to see you there Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love going to the dollar store for creating thrifty glass projects! What an adorable creation Diane!

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  15. Me too! It's my favorite place to hit up first for unexpected crafting materials. :)

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