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DIY – Cupcake Stands

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I’m Jen, from Tea for Two. I got married in July last year and from Day 1 of planning I knew I wanted my day to be unique, individual to me and my (now) husband, and full of DIY craftiness. And I made it so! My blog is full of tutorials showing all of the things I made for my special day, as well as loads of other craft and sewing features from my blog co-host, my sister Elena, and me.


I’m super thrilled to be a guest contributor to Save the Date Magazine blog as I know how important it is to share ideas and gain inspiration from other like-minded DIY-ers! I hope my posts mean you’ll get crafting and make your day lovely and homemade too!


If you’re having cupcakes as your wedding cake of choice then these DIY cupcake stands will be right up your street! I made them for my own wedding and it was so much fun, and they looked fantastic on the day – colourful and individual. Here’s how to make them…


You will need:


1. Random patterned plates in three different sizes – you can find lots of lots of lovely vintage crockery at car boot sales and in charity shops

2. Items to use as the adjoining “pillars” – e.g. candlesticks, shot glasses, etc.

3. Spraypaint in a bright colour

4. Superglue

5. Newspaper or an old sheet



The how-to!


First step is to spray-paint the items that will adjoin the three plates to make the stands. I found mine in charity shops and used a couple of candlesticks, a shot glass and a couple of small glass vases. I used five so that I would have a bit of choice once they were painted as to which ones looked best. You need to make sure they’re tall enough so that the plates stand high enough apart from each other on the finished stands.


Put newspaper or an old sheet down, preferably in a well-ventilated area, and spray each of the items. I used a couple of coats in the end just to achieve a strong even colour. I chose a bright turquoise so that they would really stand out next to the chintzy, floral plates I’d chosen.



Next, glue your chosen “bottom pillar” to the bottom plate. I made sure it was in the middle by measuring where it would sit in the centre and then marked with pen. You need to make sure to use a really strong glue, apply it to both surfaces and wait a little until it gets tacky, press them together and hold for a while and then leave it for 24 hours to dry. I then did this for each pillar and plate, glueing them all together until I had my finished product.



Woo, finished DIY cupcake stands – easy and fun! I hope this inspires you to make your own. And after the wedding they’re perfect for storing trinkets and toiletries!


Jen xxx




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