DIY Glitter Cupcake Stand

Hi all! It’s Jenny from Hank + Hunt bringing a “I saw it and had to make one” kinda DIY. While I was visiting family, I saw the cutest little display of cupcakes in a shop window. Among them, a single cupcake stand, maxed out in shiny sparkles. The girl didn’t know the source, so I decided to trek on into Michaels to see what I could do. Alas, I couldn’t find fancy German glitter that the original seemed to be made of but I did find a champagne colored glitter on the Martha Stewart aisle.

Supplies –
Round small wooden box
Wood candle stick
Fine glitter
Wood glue (like Gorilla Glue)
Craft glue

Separate the wood box pieces. We will just be using the lid. The wood candlestick I found had a metal insert for the candle. I couldn’t get mine out so I pushed it in with a screwdriver (you won’t see it later, anyways.) I also sanded the top of the candlestick flat. Test this by setting the box lid on top to see if it sits straight.

Run a bead of  wood glue around the top of the candlestick and place upside down, centered, on the underside of the lid. Let dry completely according to glue’s directions.

Now comes the messy part. Get a large baking sheet or dish and set the cakestand inside.

Using a brush, cover a small portion of the candlestick with glue and sprinkle with glitter.

Repeat until the whole stand is covered. Let dry and repeat on any thinner coverage areas until you are sufficiently sparkly.

This would be gorgeous if you did the glitter in an ombre. For ombre, after a full coat of glitter, recover the bottom with a second color, blending as you go up. This baby is perfect for desserts in wrappers, as it is not food safe – but it sure is cute!

{Photos by Hank + Hunt.}



oh, this is the cutest! I love it!
Just have to try it!

Don’t you love when you’re able to recreate a great project! Thanks for the instructions – we’re cupcake obsessed at Busy Bee and may have to give this a try!

Ooh la la! I must try this! Thank you for the inspiration!

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Gorgeous! I think I’d finish it with a spray on glaze to keep the glitter secure so it doesn’t fall all over the place. Love the idea!

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