Friday, May 18, 2012

Cupcake stand

While we were at Breathing Space, my room mates and I went to the store to pick up some midnight snacks.  We saw these adorable plates in the summer aisle and decided that we all needed to make a cup cake stand.  We all got different combinations of the plates.  I love how all of us did things differently.  They are so easy and so much fun to make!!

Here is how I made mine:
I took the plates, some cups from Ikea and some epoxy glue.

Using the end of a plastic fork, I mixed the glue and put it onto the bottom and top of the cup.  Then I placed the second plate onto of the cup.
I did the same thing for the second cup and place the bowl on top of the cup.
I place something heavy on top to let the glue set.  I left this on for about 30 minutes.  The glue cures in 24 hours.  
I wanted to have the fun polka dots on the cups too, so I took some white vinyl from Expressions Vinyl, and  punched it with a circle hole punch.
I then placed the polka dots onto the cups. 
And that's it!!!  Super easy!!

We don't eat cupcakes much so I used mine for a fruit stand.  It's so nice to have the fruit out so the kids can just eat it.  My 18 month old took a bite out of the tomato though.... she's silly!Photobucket 


Melinda said...

How cool to use it for fruit! I use a basket but I get frustrated about how the apples make the bananas ripen faster so separating them but not taking up more space is perfect!

Ty and Whitty said...

Cute! I love the cup idea with more polka dots! and of course storing fruits and veggies is such a good idea. love it

Leanne said...

I love the polka dots on the cups. We all need more polka dots in our life. Thanks for being such a fun roomie. I had a blast. I'm ready for the next one!

Amanda Jones said...

I love that you added polka dots to your yellow cups - so cute!! It was so fun to stay with you and hang out! I feel like we have been friends for a long time!!

Pat Nicolson said...

good use of epoxy glue for making such a beautiful fruits keeping tray.