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Make Individual Cupcake Stands

22 October 2009 22,736 views 8 Comments

by heather

How cute are these dainty stands, made to hold just one cupcake each? I love this idea, by reader Jackie at Made by the Mama Monster! Wouldn't it be fun for a tea party or baby shower? Of course, the concept of gluing one glass thing to another is very versatile, and can be used for many different applications. The dollar store actually has a decent selection of dishes, glasses, and other things that are perfect for this kind of project. If you're not into displaying individual cupcakes, try this idea to add height to your holiday table, or for a side table of goodies. [link to project instructions]

Project Estimate:

  • Glass candle dish, $1
  • Glass candle stick, $1
  • Glue (E6000 or Gorilla Glue), on hand (you can also use hot glue for a non-permanent display)

Total: $2

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  • Bran said:

    Oh wow those would make great dip bowls too.
    And nuts. And maybe fruit. Oh the possibilities are endless.
    Thanks! Will make our Christmas spread look great!

  • Shana said:

    LOVE IT! IT could easily be a GREAT display for Christmas ornaments on a mantle! Then some twinkle lights strung along the base line!!

  • cupcake mama said:

    I have found “vintage” plates and such for 25 and 50 cents, making this project even cheaper! More fun for me too, because even though I enjoy the dollar stores, I LOVE thrift shops! I will be posting some of my finds later this week after I host a table at a ladies tea.

  • heather (author) said:

    I agree, thrift shops are sooo much fun! This is a fantastic project for thrifted items, or even stuff you have on hand that you don’t use.

  • Michelle said:

    Several years ago, I bought two porcelain bowls (one bigger than the other) and glued them together with the bigger bowl on top. It now sits on my dresser and holds jewelry!

  • Dana said:

    I simply love this idea and have used an old plate and glued it to a sherbert dish. It works great for cookies or cakes. I want to try this with colored glass for the holidays for dips and nuts.

  • Melissa said:

    I came across an article in one of the gardening magazines where a woman made glass “towers” out of various glued-together glass pieces, creating quite an effect. The towers were placed artfully around her garden, making the eye wander between her great variety of colorful plantings and her whimsical glass structures. I was very inspired with that idea and love this one, too.

  • Morgan Howard said:

    I love this site! I’ve mentioned this project on Five Sixteenths Blog