If you saw my post on Emerson’s First Birthday Party, you may have noticed the super cute mini cupcake stands. I am totally obsessed with anything cupcake. I mean it, ANYTHING! I had seen several other stands that I loved, but that were way too expensive. So, I decided to make my own! Personally, I think they are equally as cute, but I am bias!

As promised, here are the super-duper-quick-and-easy instructions so you can make them too! You will need the following supplies:

1. Mini 3″ Candle Sticks made by Lara Crafts $2.99 for a set of 4
2. 3.25″ Wooden Unfinished Circles $0.29 ea. at JoAnn’s Craft Store
3. Wood Glue (I’m sure any brand will do), My Hubby already had some in the garage
4. Spray Paint (pick a color, any color), Rust-Oleum from Home Depot $3.44 a can

**Cupcakes are optional**

I purchased the Mini Candle Sticks online from New Image Group. They carry this brand of wood at Michael’s and other craft stores, but my local Michael’s didn’t carry this particular item. Take one candle stick and one circle. With a little wood glue, place it around the rim of the candle stick and adhere the circle in the center. I just eyeballed them. I am sure you could take the time to measure them, but I didn’t think that was necessary. Let them dry for 24 hours before you handle them. I’d like to note that I’ve dropped mine several times and they are all still in tackt. That wood glue is some serious stuff! Jessica proof anyways :)

Now, I spray painted mine. And when I say I, I mean my nice husband, Lincoln. I didn’t want to take the time to brush all 20 of them, but I am sure you could use craft paint on them if you prefer that method. Lincoln did approximately four coats on these. He used just over one can of spray paint. They are fairly covered. There are a few areas that could use some extra paint, but I think it made them look a little distressed and that was perfect for Emerson’s party. Let them dry and enjoy!

Seriously, that’s it. So, for just over $1 each, I made 20 adorable cupcake stands. You could adorn them with ribbon, add some fancy paint job, vinyl the tops, etc. Run with it. . . I’d love to see what you create.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


  1. Peggy says: December 27, 2011
  2. Pam says: May 8, 2012
  3. Diane Murray says: March 19, 2013

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