I love family birthdays, it gives me an excuse to create a fun cupcake display for the birthday boy or girl. When I set out to create my display I knew I needed one that could withstand a 5 hour drive and hold 60 cupcakes. Of course they were all way over priced. I remembered a few years back my Cousin had shown me a trick she uses to create her multi tiered fruit displays for family parties. Her secret, USPS boxes, she keeps any boxes that are shipped to her house in anticipation of a repurposing project. Directions and pictures below...
Total Cost: $4
Supplies you’ll need to create your Cupcake Stand To-Go:
3 medium flat rate USPS boxes (I keep any boxes that I receive in the mail)
Tape (I used clear masking tape)
Paint (I used acrylic paint from Michaels, $2.50 with my 40% off coupon)
Paint brush (any kind)
Box #1 – Base
Box #2 – Top Tier
Box #3 – Middle and Bottom Tier
Step #2 – Build Box #2 and place ¾ of the way back on Box #1, place a small piece of tape, enough to hold the box down
Step #3 – While laying flat, measure Box #3 8 inches, the bottom half will be 4 inches; these are Tiers 2 & 3. Cut the box where you measured to make two half boxes.
Step #6 – Place the 4 inch Tier in front of the tallest Tier and tape enough to hold it in place.