Saturday, March 17, 2012

Party Mode Part I: Homemade Tiered Cupcake Stand

One thing I can say about myself is that I love to plan ahead and love to plan my kids birthday parties!!! In 2 months my Baby Girl will be turning the big 1! I can't believe how time has flown by and I know the next couple of months will too. I wanted to start planning ahead by doing a thing or 2 or 3 each week before the party. My goal is to have all my crafts done the week of the party so that I can just enjoy the big occasion and not be stressed out. 

One of the most important things of a 1st birthday is the 1st bite of cake the baby takes. I want to do cupcakes for the party. I realized that I need something to display them on. I got inspired by this blog and made my own Tiered Cupcake Stand!
                 This is my tutorial for my Homemade Tiered Cupcake Stand: 
#1.  I found boxes that would stack proportionally and that will leave space around the edges for the cupcakes.

#2. I wrapped the boxes in coordinating colors for the party.

# 3. I decorated  the boxes with recycled ribbon and black foam paper(from The Dollar Store).

#4. I added a couple props to go along with the 1st Birthday theme...can you guess what the theme of the party will be?

Now just imagine it with cupcakes!!

1st thing down for the party and 7 weeks to go! Come back next week to see the next project I have done for the BIG party!!! If your not a follower, follow me along this party journey!!!
Linking up with: Saturday: bedifferentactnormal,
                      Sunday:   thegirlcreative
                      Monday: Ourdelightfulhome
                      Wednesday: Whimsy Wednesday
                      Thursday: DelightfulOrder,  
                      Tip Junkie handmade projects Friday: SixsistersStuff, MyRomanticHome



JackieSue said...

Cute and with cupcakes on it...very cute!!!!!!

Lisa Fliehman said...

How cute!! Thanks for linking up on SweetTalkin' Sunday!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I love your tiered cupcake stand and so creative you re-cycled boxes to make it. Like the letters in black foam paper, don't you just love the dollar tree. Very nice, the cupcakes will look perfect on top. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

well I would never have thought to use boxes, what a great and inexpensive idea! said...

So cute, I hope you'll stop by and share this at my link party, it ends tonight at midnight :)

Jenn said...

What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'm a planner too. The crazy part is that I plan for other too. For example, my sister is pregnant with her second child and due in July, but her sons 2nd birthday is in August so I've been pinning things for her since December so that I can help her get ready. CRAZY! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I hope you'll join in this week to show off your latest projects.

Six Sisters said...

This cupcake stand is soooo cute! We are so glad that you came to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to see you again next week! -The Sisters

Unknown said...

Hello, Thanks for following me. I'm following you back! I love this post. What a great idea!