Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DIY Glitter Cupcake Stand

Here is a fabulous DIY Cupcake Stand! I got if off of the website (One of my favorite websites!) and couldn't resist sharing it with you! Here is a Link to the original post. 

Supplies -Round small wooden box
Wood candle stick
Fine glitter
Wood glue (like Gorilla Glue)
Craft glue
Separate the wood box pieces. We will just be using the lid. The wood candlestick I found had a metal insert for the candle. I couldn’t get mine out so I pushed it in with a screwdriver (you won’t see it later, anyways.) I also sanded the top of the candlestick flat. Test this by setting the box lid on top to see if it sits straight.
Run a bead of  wood glue around the top of the candlestick and place upside down, centered, on the underside of the lid. Let dry completely according to glue’s directions.
Now comes the messy part. Get a large baking sheet or dish and set the cakestand inside.
Using a brush, cover a small portion of the candlestick with glue and sprinkle with glitter.
Repeat until the whole stand is covered. Let dry and repeat on any thinner coverage areas until you are sufficiently sparkly.
This would be gorgeous if you did the glitter in an ombre. For ombre, after a full coat of glitter, recover the bottom with a second color, blending as you go up. This baby is perfect for desserts in wrappers, as it is not food safe – but it sure is cute!
{Photos by Hank + Hunt.}

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