So I am donating a custom party package to a local silent auction. I am working with another girl that makes amazing cookies, and we're combining our services for this item. Since we needed a way to display the items, but ours are custom so there's not actually anything to display yet, I tried to think of a fun way we could do so. I decided a cupcake stand would be cute, so planned to finally make one that I had pinned a long time ago. Unfortunately my original pin was a dead link (trying to get better at checking before pinning), but luckily I was able to find it quickly by searching. I say luckily because I'm really not so sure I have faith in the search feature on Pinterest. But I digress. The cupcake stand I'd pinned used some platters from Dollar Tree, but when I went to my store they were out of them. I knew I used to have some of them somewhere in my craft stash (such a hoarder) so started digging around looking for them when I got home. While doing so, I came across these wood plaques I bought (for another project on "the list") and thought they would be perfect. It was quick and simple to make, and I love the way it turned out. Here are the details:
What you need:
--3 wood plaques (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby for a couple dollars each. I used the 5" Circle Wood Plaque, 5x7 Rectangle Wood Plaque with Clipped Corners, & 9x12 Shield Wood Plaque )
--candlesticks (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
--paint (I used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint from Hobby Lobby - shocking, I know)
--E6000 glue (Hobby Lobby or Micheal's)
1. Paint your wood plaques and candlesticks. I used spray paint and the plaques took more coats than I anticipated. I probably should have sanded them first maybe.
2. Allow paint to dry completely. Apply E6000 glue to the edge of the candlestick and press down on to plaque. After I applied the glue, I put a canister on it so it'd have some pressure on it. I let it sit over night since I wasn't in a hurry and wanted to make sure it set good. Sidenote: I've had this tube of E6000 since the days of crafting for my wedding (7 years ago!) and it's a little wrinkled, but still works great (much like me). It doesn't take much of this stuff to secure something.
Today I am sharing this with the following lovely ladies!