It seems like everyone has a cupcake stand but me! And I am always needing one for birthday parties and get togethers. So when I saw a DIY Cupcake Stand dollar store craft idea on Pinterest, I pinned it to my Crafts board. I figured it was worth the $4 gamble to find out if I could really make one or not. Spoiler Alert! You can totally make one of these and it’s so easy…as in “why didn’t I think of this before” type of easy.
All you need to make a tiered cupcake stand are:
- 2 candlestick holders
- 1 large (dinner) plate
- 1 smaller (dessert) plate
- hot glue gun
There was not a huge color selection of dishes at my dollar store, but I was able to find a yellow dinner plate that I hoped would work with the Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes I planned to make. I could not find a matching yellow dessert plate, so I decided to make do with a clear-colored one.
Okay, so you can probably guess how to make these by now. First, you’ll take your hot glue gun and line the top of the candlestick holder with glue, then place it in the middle of the underside of the dinner plate. Allow glue to set and make sure the holder is firmly held in place.
Do the same thing with the other candlestick holder and the dessert plate. Now you have made 2 one-tier serving stands. If you want to make combine these to make a two-tiered stand, all you have to do is hot glue the bottom of the dessert plate’s candlestick holder directly in the middle of the top of the dinner plate.
I decided not to glue my two stands together so I can use them as separate stands OR I can set the smaller one on top to create the two-tiered cupcake stand.
What do you think? This is such a simple and inexpensive way to make a cupcake stand, right? Any ideas on how to make a cupcake stand even better? What are some of your favorite finds at the dollar store? Feel free to leave your comments below.