Anyway today, I'm going to share with you how to make a dollar store cupcake stand. (I originally did this as a guest post for Craftbotic.)
- Dollar store pillar candle plate
- Dollar store taper candle holder
- Martha Stewart paint (and a paint brush, of course)
- E-6000 Adhesive
Gather your dollar store supplies.
Clean the pieces with rubbing alcohol.
Paint your pieces with Martha Stewart's new paint from Michaels. (The paint comes in so many yummy colors, and it's great for many different surfaces.) I used several coats of the pearl paint, followed by a coat of the glitter paint in a matching color.
Bake your glass pieces. You read that right! You must bake the pieces in order for the paint to fully adhere to the glass. (That or wait 21 days, and, seriously, who wants to wait that long for paint to dry?!) I found directions on the Martha Stewart website in the comment section for baking the paint:
"After drying for one hour, place in cool oven. Set temperature at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30 minutes. (Glass must heat gradually.) After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Let glass cool completely in oven. Don't use for 72 hours."
Glue the candle stick to the bottom of the candle plate using E-6000. Follow the directions on the package.
Enjoy your brand new cupcake stand!
I didn't have a cupcake when I got ready to take my pictures, so I used a flower instead. The great thing about this project is that you can use the cupcake stand as a candle holder. Or you can stack finger food on it. It's a very versatile party (or everyday) piece!
I love the color.
I love the pearly look of the paint too.