22.6.15

DIY 3 Tier Stand Tutorial

DIY Cupcake Stand
   Hi friends sharing a 3 tier cupcake stand I made for my daughter's Frozen themed Party [you can read about some of our other Frozen theme party decor here : DIY Frozen BirthdayParty]. 
         Store bought stands are very expensive and I dare say not so pretty or personalized! You can make these stands in 2,3 or more tiers to display not only cupcakes but all kinds of party food or even to beautifully display your handmade crafts for your next craft exhibition or to simply sit prettily in your room to display little knick-knacks! 
DIY 3 tier Stand
          To make your tiered stand you need to cut out squares or circles from thick cardboard [or thin plywood if you have access to it].I recycled the packaging from a fan to make my tiered stand. Squares are easier to cut out but if you want to cut out circles you can use circular plates or trays to trace around and cut.[ My circles are 12 inch, 8.5 inch and 6.5 inch in diameter]
 Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
Apply normal white glue or preferably a  decoupage glue such as mod-podge [ you can read about Modpodge here : Mod Podge Tips and Secrets] on the non-glossy surface of your cardboard / wooden shapes and stick pretty paper.
If you use a foam brush you can quickly and easily apply a uniform thin coating of glue [which is essential to prevent wrinkling and wrapping up of your lining paper].
Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
For pillars of your stand you can recycle tins / card board tubes  or even plastic containers like I did here.
Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
           Tins cans are quite sturdy as pillars but I couldnt find one which fitted the height requirement I wanted for my base [yes we creative souls are sometimes finicky to the centimeter!] so I stacked several plastic containers to get the height I wanted and still keep the base sturdy!
Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
Wrapped and hot glued silver glitter foam around the stacked containers and the yellow rectangle you see on top is double sided foam tape I added to help level the top and easily stick it to my cardboard piece.
Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
You can wrap your tin /cardboard pillars with  pattern paper or foam like I did here.The easiest adhesive for this is the red tacky tape[ Read more about Red tacky Tape here: 12 Uses of Tacky Tape]
Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
Not only do I love the look of glitter foam , the reason I used foam in this project was that if you hot glue foam you will get a very strong adhesion!
Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
Here is how my 3 tier stand looks un-embellished.
Cupcake Stand Tutorial 
Covered the raw edges with a Joy Crafts die cuts and added lots of silver Cheery Lynn  die cut butterflies interspersed with tiny blue plastic butterflies.
DIY Cupcake Stand
I used blue ruffled ribbon on the pillar base[ also serves to hide glue blobs!] and also  added tiny pollen bunches on the pillars to deck them up a bit!
DIY Cupcake Stand
Since this particular stand was for our Frozen theme party I added a glittery snowflake on top.
DIY Cupcake Stand
The snowflake was attached to a wooden skewer attached to the top tier of the stand using air dry clay.
DIY Cupcake Stand
I used Spellbinders and Sizzix dies to cut out my snowflake from glitter foam [what I like about foam in such 3 D projects is that it is light weight yet dimensional and easy to adhere with hot glue !]
DIY Cupcake Stand
Here is the aerial view of the easy to make 3 tier stand. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial
Supplies : Dies : Sizzix  Winter, Spellbinders Snowflake, Joy Crafts lace border, Cheery Lynn  butterfly
Edited : This tutorial was featured at Totally Tutorials!

59 comments:

  1. Wow Doc you don't do things in small doses do you, this is just awesome.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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    1. I love your comment it is so true!!

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    2. Hehe Diana Thank you !!

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  2. Gorgeous cake stand Sonia ji!!!

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  3. oh wooowww Dr. Sonia
    this is soo soo creative
    I will never have time to make this beautiful creation
    and thanks for the tutorial
    adorable Project..I am sorry my Mother in Law was passed away at 23 May 2015...we were so busy
    I only visiting some friends on blog land
    if you dont mind I will doing catch up Dr Sonia
    after she passed away we have many things to organizing
    I am really sorry not visiting you often..
    big hugs
    Monika

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  4. loved the lace edges Sonia as they have the same print .........and the ruffled ribbon !!

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  5. Nice idea and very creatively expressed......... I loved that blue ruffeled ribbon for finishing .....hope your gal had a blast ...

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  6. Wow Sonia this is fabulous, Thanks for the tutorial
    Kevin xx

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  7. How creative and oh so pretty!!!!

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  8. ABSOLUTELY WOWED by this!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! I am so pinning this and doing something similar for Brookie's birthday!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the tips!!!!!

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  9. You never cease to amaze with your very creative designs. Gosh your little girl is another year older! Growing up so fast. Internet went on the blink again last night but behaving itself this morning so all jobs are on hold whilst I do a spot of catching up. hugs Mrs A.

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  10. lovely
    dazzlingzest.blogspot.com

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  11. Like how you recycled items to make such a pretty creation. Like the tulle & butterfly. This indeed has a decor look that is a keeper.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. Oh my gosh, you are so creative!! This is amazing!! I love watching the steps to put it together!! You decorated it beautifully!! What a fabulous project this is!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Wow, this is absolutely FABULOUS!! I love the elements that you used for this cake stand project! Who knew that this is an altered project? Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge!

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  14. This is fabulous Sonia, very clever :o)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  15. Wow, this is a great recycle project. The cupcake stand turned out beautiful.
    I also want to thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
    Greetings, Wies

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  16. WOW.. this is too pretty and unique.. Love it.. you did great job indeed :)

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  17. This can beat any store bought stand :) Very pretty n loved the colors too :)

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  18. SENSATIONAL Sonia..just beautiful and a wonderful tutorial to go with it..you make everything look so easy.I loved the links too, especially to modge podge as we don't get on very well..stunning project.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  19. This is beautiful Sonia, such pretty colours and a fabulous design.
    Pauline
    x

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  20. wow!! this is such a beauty!! It is so beautiful, like a store bought one!! awesome!

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  21. Hi Doc what a beautiful stand I love the colours and the design is wonderful.
    I like how you have recycled all your products well dne.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  22. Excellent tutorial and amazing creation as truely said it can beat any store bought stand .So beautiful and personalized to match with the theme........simply awesome

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  23. Excellent tutorial and amazing creation.As truely said it can beat any store bought stand.so beautiful and personalized to match with the theme .
    Simply awesome

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  24. This is so super sweet! Great project!

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  25. This is so beautiful, now all we need are the cupcakes
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  26. Such a super duper idea! Brilliant!

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  27. Superb!! An entirely new and different idea and an excellent way of recycling.

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  28. Wonderful idea for a centrepiece at parties Sonia, love it. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie xx

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  29. What a fabulous way to recycle. Great DIY project.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  30. Thanks for your visit. Sch a wonderful project.

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  31. Hi, Sonia! Not only gorgeous, but also very practical and inexpensive - and wonderful with the recycling. Thank you for always sharing your marvelous ideas, and such interesting photo tutorials so that even someone like me can learn to do your projects. This is beautiful! I'm sorry about not visiting as often as I'd like these days. Thanks for understanding. hugs, de

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  32. Wow Sonia, this is AMAZING!!! You did a GREAT job on this and I love the way you recycled items to create this project! It is fabulous and I am sure your daughter loved it! The papers are perfect and the embellishments are fantastic! Awesome job!
    Sherrie k

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  33. I have to say that I'm so impressed to see what you are creating every time I visit!! You are so clever at taking ordinary items and making them something spectacular! You're so creative and I just love the inspiration I get from you!! I absolutely love everything about your design here!! Thanks so much for sharing everything you make!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  34. Wow, what a lovely tutorial! Love the idea of making and personalizing your own display stand ! I`m sure it must have been a hit at the party . Thanks a lot for sharing this tutorial. I`m going to use it to make my own jewellery display :)

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  35. So nice how you made this! Your daughter surely loved it!
    love, Nancy

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  36. Gorgeous, you both are super talented. Great way of not spending too much but recycling and re-using to make this turn out so so pretty..

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  37. This is pretty! :)
    Love the Frozen theme!

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  38. What a spectacular idea! Love that you used items that you had on had to make this! I'm sure if my girls were still little, they would have loved a frozen themed party!
    ~Laurie

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  39. Wow Sonia, this is such an amazing project! Thanks for the tutorial, I love the concept and can think of several occasions when something like this would be a complete hit!! You rock! hugs :)

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  40. Wow Sonia this is stunning and so unique. Your daughter must have be thrilled with it. A real show piece. Thanks for joining in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

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  41. WOW! This is amazing Sonia..Fabulous tutorial..Loz

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  42. Amazing! What a beautiful cupcake stand! Thanks for posting the awesome tutorial, I know it will come in handy one day!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  43. An absolutely gorgeous stand and a great tutorial.
    Thank you for joining in with our final Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

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  44. Now that is the cutest thing ever! Loved how it turned out! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  45. Never in a million years would have even remotely guessed what you used, but knowing you, I should have known. You're saving the planet one recyclable at at time and making the earth a prettier place as you do it!
    SENSATIONAL stand Sonia.
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

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  46. Your stand is so pretty Dr Sonia. You are correct about store bought not being personalized. Of course I believe hand made is best and yours is perfect!

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  47. Really pretty stuff came out of the scraps, this project is so beautiful! :)
    I will be using the tutorial for my room decor soon I think! :D

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  48. This is amazing! I have such a thing for these types of stands (partially out of my adoration for cupcakes and all miniature treats!)... but now I love them even more because they can be handmade. I love the personalization aspect and yours is naturally perfect. (How I LOVE that blue ruffled ribbon!) Stunning as always, my talented friend! I hope your day is filled with sunshine.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  49. What an inspiring creation Sonia and fabulous recycling.

    B x

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  50. This looks amazing, your daughter must have been thrilled with it! Thank you for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x

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  51. Beautiful. I live your step by step instructions. I bet your daughters party was a great success

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  52. WOW - this is one piece of amazing recycling! Fabulous! TFS

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  53. I am certain you gorgeous project was a hit at the party. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  54. What an awesome cupcake stand! Love how you used household items to create something so pretty!

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  55. loved the cupcake stand and the photography of the stand ... Beautifully decorated with lots of recycling.. :)

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  56. This is simply gorgeous, very cute cake stand. Looks like you put a lot of thought and work into it. What a beautiful project and thank you for sharing it on Our Creative Corner that allowed me to come over here and have a closer look. Candice

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  57. Wow ..Amazing one...Love the colors and embellishments..

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