Ginger Snap Crafts: diy cupcake stand {tutorial}

diy cupcake stand {tutorial}

cupcake stand #WalmartPlaid
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I was recently given a fun assignment from Plaid & Walmart.
I received a box of goodies from Plaid
along with a $25 gift card to Walmart.
My job was to browse Walmart looking for a
surface or surfaces to use my fun new Plaid products on!
I was so excited & couldn’t wait to get started.

cupcake stand supplies #WalmartPlaid

When I got to Walmart I headed straight for the craft department.
I was amazed at the selection from Plaid!  So many possibilities!
{Has anyone noticed the craft department at Walmart?  It’s gRoWinG! Yay!)

Here are the supplies I ended up using:

cupcake stand plaid supplies

from Plaid
paint, brushes & Mod Podge

bought at Walmart
Plaid Large Oval Plaque ($6.67)
Plaid Jumbo Oval Plaque ($11.97)
12 oz. Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer ($5.67)
total: $24.31 plus tax

from my “stash”
2 wooden furniture legs
wood glue

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Here’s how I made my diy cupcake stand…it was so easy!

cupcake stand how to

1. Painted all the wood white using this super cool foam brush from Plaid.  It fits right on to your paint bottle!  Loved it!

2.  I cut some fabric with my Cameo, & then I used the Mod Podge from Plaid to apply the fabric to my plaques.  (This was the first time I’ve used Mod Podge with fabric…it is awesome!!)

3. Then I used wood glue & screws to hold the plagues together.  I put heavy books on top for 24 hours until my glue was nice & dry.  Then I sprayed my cupcake stand with the Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer to give it a protective finish.

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I really LOVE how it turned out!
Annnd it’s even cuter with cupcakes on it! Winking smile

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You can also find more great projects
from both Plaid & Walmart on
the Walmart Crafts Pinterest Board
& the Plaid-Walmart Pinterest Board.

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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts & Blueprint Social. #WalmartPlaid
The opinions in this post are mine.

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  1. What a cute and easy idea! I love the idea of using fabric instead of paper or paint. You can define the look a little more with fabric. Not to mention, your cupcakes look amazing! =)

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  2. I love it Ginger! How cool that you made it yourself.

  3. You are right! The cupcakes make it cuter. If you need help eating those cupcakes, let me know.

  4. Too cute - LOVE the polka dots!

  5. ginger...I think your cupcake stand is perfect!!! I love the fabric, and using the large oval plaques was a great idea!!
    I went to two walmarts and neither have the new craft dept. I was envious looking at your pics.

    great job!

  6. So cute! love the poka dots! :) xx Holly

  7. I love love love this project! So clever and adorable! I will definitely have to add this to my to do list. This will actually be perfect for displaying my jewelry at craft shows too. Thanks for the inspiration girlfriend!


  8. Really cute--I love how your cupcakes coordinate with it too :)

  9. I love this. I just made one out of dishes found at goodwill.

  10. So cute. I've been wanting to make a cake stand. I may have to try this.

  11. It's beautiful and the cupcakes look yummy too!

  12. Seriously so adorable! I love this!

  13. Ginger!!! This is fabulous!! Gosh I would love to display cupcakes on that!!

    I REALLY hope you are planning on sharing this over at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!! :)

  14. How cute is this project! This was such a wonderful post. I would love it if you would share this at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join.


  15. I've been wanting to make a cupcake stand for my daughter's upcoming birthday. Thanks for the tutorial!

  16. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

  17. I love this cupcake stand!
    I think the fabric gives
    it such a unique,
    personal touch. I think
    I will have to make
    this for my daughter's Birthday.

  18. This cupcake stand is so lovely! I can't wait to feature it!

  19. This is so cute! You should link this up to the CSI Project. The challenge this week is Mod Podge.
    Hope to see you there!

  20. i love this cupstand! i like that you used ovals instead of basic circles. and i love polka dots too. :)

  21. Sooooooo cute!! Pinning ;)

  22. This is GREAT! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

  23. I know I'm super late but I LOVE this cupcake stand! :)

  24. hey Ginger! Thanks for linking! I'm featuring you tonight! xoxo

  25. Super cute! P.S. I've read that if you apply Mod Podge to the fabric before you cut it, it keeps the edges from fraying.

  26. Thank you very much for your share. I really love it ! ^_^

  27. Wow,these cupcakes are looking super cute.I would definitely try them out.

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