Easy $2 DIY Cupcake Stand

Posted in DIY & Recipes
on July 2, 2018

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Cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting

I was gearing up for a little kiddo party and was in need of something to hold these yummy cupcakes. Of course I’m not going to shell out $20+ for a fancy cupcake stand, so I checked Pinterest for DIY cupcake stand ideas!

I found lots of ideas for homemade cupcake holders, like these from Sarah with an H. On my next trip to the Dollar Tree, I was on the lookout for supplies.

supplies for making a DIY cupcake stand

I was hoping to find items I could construct the cupcake holder with that wouldn’t need spray painted.

I found this 4-pack of pink plastic plates and these little green cups, which would work well with our “bug party” theme. I only needed two cups so I saved the others for serving drinks to friends when they came over.

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diy cupcake stand

I got out the hot glue gun and in a few minutes, I had a cupcake stand! I did have to glue one of the cups two times to get it to hold, so don’t shy away from using plenty of glue. You definitely don’t want your gorgeous cupcakes hitting the deck if you stand fails!

Update: When I went to use this again a year later, all of the cups had come unglued. So I’d say that the glue is a temporary adhesive on plastic and if you want to re-use it, re-glue it.

I estimate this would hold two dozen cupcakes, though I actually think we are using it to display cups of dirt dessert instead.

I can always spray paint it white at a later date to make it more versatile. Hope this helps out anyone looking to create a DIY cupcake stand on the cheap!

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