I've admired all the cute cupcake and pedestal stands in blogland for a long time. I finally made my own. I should not have put this off- it was so easy!
For the white one, I started with a wooden plaque and wooden candlestick from Michael's. I adhered the two pieces together with Liquid Nails. I love this for wood projects. (I used it for my birdhouses too.)
Flip your plaque over and glue the candlestick to the middle. Let it dry according to the directions.
Once it was dry I painted this one with white acrylic paint and a foam brush. After the final coat of paint, I gave it a couple of coats of Plaid satin finish varnish.
I forgot to take photos of the process with the blue one. I used an old wooden circle that used to be the top to a jar candle and a glass candle stick from the Dollar Tree. I have saved that jar top through two home moves, knowing it would be useful for something one day. It should have clicked with me long before now. I adhered the glass and topper with E6000. E6000 is my choice for anything involving glass or anything that does not hold up to hot glue. (I've had to reglue my wreath and my altered flip flops before so the second time around I used E6000.)
The blue one was spray painted with Krylon primer and then Krylon ocean breeze.
I now have two stands for photographing cupcakes or other items or creating displays and vignettes. These were so easy- I think I need to make one in every color!
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