As promised, I’m here to deliver the cupcake stand tutorial. My husband may be a bit of a perfectionist, not when it comes to picking up his dirty cltohes, but building something? Yes. This is unlike what I would do in so many ways. First, he doesn’t use any hot glue. Second, he uses a saw and other power tools. Basically, it’s legit. (Don’t worry, you can purchase pre-cut circles and wood glue.)
It’s also rather large. You may find that the dimensions are too big for your liking, in that case just start with a smaller base circle. I wanted it to be large enough to use for future events, but the top tier does screw off, so it gives me a little room to scale back, if needed.
- 8- 4″ table legs (bought these 6″ and cut them off 2″)
- 24″ circle
- 18″ circle
- 12″ circle
- 8″ circle
- Turn the largest circle upside down and find the center. Draw a cross intersecting the middle point of the circle. Drill a 1/4″ hole (don’t drill completely through the plywood to avoid holes being seen) 2″ from the outside of the circle on these lines.
- Screw one of the table legs into each of the holes, this will become your base, flip it over (so that the base is resting on the four legs).
- Drill 1/4″ hole in the center of the circle, screw another leg into this hole from the top.
- Center the 18″ circle on top of this leg, attach with screws (do not screw in the center, you’ll need the center point to attach the next table leg).
- Repeat these steps until you reach the top.
- The top leg is optional for the top, it isn’t for support.
- Prime and paint.
- This cupcake stand is large. It easily held 5 dozen cupcakes and the back wasn’t full on the bottom layers. Adjust the size of the circles to your needs.
- I’m not sure if glue would hold this together, Allen says no, but I tend to believe in the power of hot glue. If you make yours smaller, it’s worth a shot. Also, look at using lighter materials for the circles. The concept will stay the same.
- Allen cut the circles out of plywood he already had, your husband (or dad or brother, or you) may be able to cut the circles for you to save money.
- Allen painted mine an off-white color so I could us it in the future, you could embellish with ribbon to customize it for different parties.
- Email me or leave a comment with questions, I’ll make him help me and get them answered 🙂