It’s FRIDAY, friends!! And, I’m just a little excited for the weekend, as we are throwing Jade’s 1st birthday party!! I’ve been so busy aaaaall week trying to make and finish up a bunch of little decorations, and it’s coming together beautifully! I’m also excited to share this super quick and easy project with you that will take you only an hour tops, and be the perfect addition to ANY party!
So, I’m not gonna lie, there may be some gold at this 1st birthday party. Or, maybe a lot. BUT, it’s going to be awesome! My mother-in-law is amazing and makes the most DELICIOUS. cupcakes. ever. She made 200+ for our wedding a few years ago, and I don’t think there were any left; and we only had under 100 guests! The picture shows only half of them! But aren’t they gorgeous?! Anyway, these beautiful and delicious cupcakes of hers needed an equally beautiful place to perch until devoured. Sadly, I don’t have any cupcake stands or pretty plates, and nothing that really matched my color scheme. I didn’t want to buy a bunch of expensive cake plates either; so of course, I made my own!
I’ve seen a lot of pictures on Pinterest of just gluing a candlestick and a plate together for a stand. So, off to the Dollar Store I went, and found 2 red square-ish plastic plates, and two glass candlesticks. I also went to the Goodwill and found a large charger and a taller candlestick, to make the plates more visually interesting when placed together. Only $7 for all the materials! (Minus the spray paint!)
1. 3 plates (any size, shape, material)
2. 3 candlesticks (I tried to find some that were flatter on top, and wide at the bottom)
3. Hot glue gun + glue sticks
4. Gold Metallic spray paint
5. Fine grit sand paper
First, use the sandpaper and just roughen up the top and bottom of each plate lightly, just so the spray paint will have something to stick to. Wipe down each plate with a wet towel and let dry. Then spray paint both sides of the plates allowing each side to dry first, and spray the candlesticks as well. Once everything is dry, use a hot glue gun and put a line of glue around the top of the candlestick. You can also use any kind of super glue as well.
CAUTION: this spray paint is obviously NOT food safe, so DON’T put any food directly onto the plate. Use a doily or some sort of food-safe paper to put food on! The cupcakes will have wrappers so they will be fine.
You don’t have to use these for food, either. They’d look gorgeous on top of a dresser with jewelry, or in your kitchen with soap and lotion on top, or in your guest bathroom holding rolled up hand towels!
I can’t wait for this weekend, AND to share all the party details with you next week! Have a GREAT weekend!
What would you use these gold cake stands for?
I link up at these fun parties!