Monday, July 29, 2013

DIY: Cupcake Stand To-Go

DIY: Cupcake Stand To-Go

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)
Scissors

Box #1 – Base
Box #2 – Top Tier
Box #3 – Middle and Bottom Tier

Step #1 – Place Box #1 flat down for your base
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 #4 – Build the half boxes to make Tiers 2 & 3
Step #5 – Place the 8 inch Tier in front of the tallest Tier and tape enough to hold it in place.
Step #6 – Place the 4 inch Tier in front of the tallest Tier and tape enough to hold it in place.
Step #7 – Paint the stand (I painted 4 coats to be sure the tape was covered) and you’re ready to create your display!

3 comments:

TheSweet House said...

Thanks for the tutorial, it is Awesome!

Talia's Creative Printing said...

Thank you for sharing!

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