Saturday, September 26, 2015

DIY 3 Tier Stand {Cupcake Stand, Coffee Station, Cake Stand}

This thang is so cute and easy!

Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand for only $6!

**In the spirit of full disclosure it is not very sturdy because the pedestal base is so narrow. It already fell and broke on me once. Try using a larger base for more balance!**



Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand for only $6!

You first saw this beaut in Reagan's first birthday party post. It worked beautifully for holding light and fluffy cupcakes with no wobbly mishaps of any sort!

Take a gander at my coffee station! It's so pretty! Yet it's another thing that's for pretty only and OMG DON'T TOUCH IT! Like my pretty throw pillows...I betta not find somebody leaning on those!!! I'll elaborate in a bit.

Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand for only $6!

It only cost me $6 to make this 3 tier cupcake stand! You'll need 3 pizza pans, 3 clear candle sticks, and some good adhesive. I used Fix All Adhesive made by "The Original Super Glue Foundation". I got it all from the Dollar Tree. Primer and paint I already had on hand.

Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand for only $6!

Easy peasy, just clean, prime, and paint both sides of the pizza pans. Then use the adhesive to glue the candle sticks to each pan. I measured for placement - at first. But they just didn't look all centered/even to me, so I eyeballed and moved them around a bit before the glue dried. If you follow me on instagram, you likely saw this picture of it drying upside down!

Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand for only $6!

Okay, time to revisit my disclaimer about it being unsturdy. Sadly, my coffee cups are too tall to fit on the second or bottom tier of this stand, so I'm forced to put them at the top. My stand is, therefore, very top heavy. I literally don't use the mugs on this stand because my son removed one before and after a while, the thing came crashing down! However, when all the weight is evenly distributed it makes a  perfect little coffee display! It did work very well as a cupcake stand! Those babies are light and even with people taking a cupcake from one side or another it didn't fall! :)

Coffee mugs on top, a few Keriug coffees in the middle, and the bottom stores a few ramekin dishes filled with different sweeteners!

Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand for only $6!

Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand for only $6!

Simple DIY Cupcake or Coffee Stand! Coffee Station

Did I mention I love coffee??? Whacha think? Even considering the top heaviness...I love it!


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10 comments:

  1. If you were to place another plate as the bottom layer, would that help to make it more sturdy?

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    1. I don't think so. It's a matter of the width of the tier vs the width of the base. Another reader recommended adding 2 more candle sticks for support. I think that's the key (other than just a significantly larger candle stick base).

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  2. I think if you added two more legs (candlesticks) to the bottom it would still look good & have more support.

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    1. Oooo I never even thought of that! If I knock it over and it breaks and I have to fix it (not that I've ever done that...) I think I'll add some more legs for sure!

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    2. Have you thought about a square or rectangular shape for the pans or one of the silver plates with the flowers around them they also have them at the dollar tree

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    3. I'm not so sure that it's the shape of the plates themselves that's the issue. It's the narrow base!

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  3. Hi, do you think this would work with spray paint ?... Good job.. Its really pretty..Im gone try and do this for cupcakes..

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    1. Yes ma'am! I used spray primer, then spray paint on this project! Remember I wouldn't recommend placing food directly on it!

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  4. Yes 3 candlestick holders as the base would be pretty and give more support. This is a great project.

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