Dollar Store Cupcake Stands


Finally! After two posts about the baby shower cupcake event going on at the Little Brown House, I am going to debut

as promised, my dollar store cupcake stand! I know you have all been awaiting this moment with bated breath..

Whatever that is..

Last year I entered the Dollar Store Contest and came up with a few decor items made

with dollar store purchases. One of them was my burner cover cake stands – you can see them here:

Dollar Store Cake Stand

As I was planning my daughters baby shower – I came up with the idea of making cupcakes:

I decided to update the dollar store cake stands and use them as cupcake stands – total cost around $3.50

I found some scrapbook paper I loved at Michaels

I traced around the top of the plate-

When I placed the paper circle on the top, I decided that I needed

to paint the plate so that I would have a clean finish

on the sides and in case any showed through on the top.

So we went outside for a couple of coats of Heaven’s own paint – Heirloom White..

It makes everything better.. really..

Ah – much nicer!

Now I put spray adhesive on the top of the plate, and placed the round paper on top of it.

Then I repeated the process with the next plate

And here is the finished product!

Very pretty indeed!

And the day I made them I got the cupcake toppers and covers I had ordered –

They matched so well!

I may have squealed a little bit!

I have been working on the cupcakes all week, and just finished frosting and filling them today-

So of course I had to dress up the stands for their photo shoot!

I ordered the personalized cupcake toppers and matching wrappers from Julie at

I am so happy with them – I especially love the Welcome Baby Lydia Grace toppers!

So I am about ready to go with the baby shower this Saturday!

If you would like to see the recipes for the cupcakes – you can find them here:

Baby Shower Cupcakes Part 1

Baby Shower Cupcakes Part 2

Thanks so much for coming by! I am linking up with a few fun parties – go check them out!


Updating to add picture of the actual Lydia Grace who arrived 8/31/10!

Isn’t she beautiful!

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  1. T.bird
    7 years ago

    Wow these cupcake stands are really cute and different from all the ones I’ve seen lately! How creative!

  2. Sherry
    7 years ago

    It turned out amazing. I love it. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

  3. Laurel
    7 years ago

    What a cute idea – a cupcake stand! So darling!

  4. Julie @ ALittleLollipopTree
    7 years ago

    Thanks so much for blogging about my cupcake wrappers and toppers. They look adorable with your too-cute cupcake stand. Hope the shower went well!

  5. Kathleen
    7 years ago

    Oh. My. Gosh. Get out!! These are so cool. I never, in a million years would have thought of this. I love it so much I’m going to go to the dollar store tomorrow. And then I will attempt to make some too. I like this because the burner covers give you so much flexibility when it comes to designing what you want the stands to look like. When you use the glass plates as stands, you can’t really customize them as easily. I really love this idea. Thanks for sharing. Btw, I found your blog through Cindy at My Romantic Home.

    God Bless and have fun with the baby shower!


    admin Reply:

    Be sure and send a pic if you make one!

  6. Beverly @
    7 years ago

    This is sooo cute! I think it’s so clever. I love that you used burner covers. The paper is adorable too!
    Great job!!

    admin Reply:

    Gotta love the dollar store!

  7. Leticia
    7 years ago

    Love it! Love it!
    These are so pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Kara
    7 years ago

    This is so awesome! Dollar store projects are my fave! I cant wait to make this :)

    Found you on The Shabby Nest :)


  9. Lori
    7 years ago

    You should have squealed this is wonderful!

  10. Sourkraut
    7 years ago

    I think I passed up those very burner covers a few weeks ago at my Dollar Store. Now I’m tempted to go back so I can make something this lovely. Great job!

  11. Heather
    7 years ago

    These are so cute I featured them check it out and grab a button!

  12. Amanda@The Hand Me Down House
    7 years ago

    This is just SO great! I love the way it turned out — that paper is perfect for it! I love that you have glass mixed in there too. :) Wonderful job!!

  13. Karie Jackson
    7 years ago

    That is adorable. I love it. So different from the ones I have done and seen. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog and follow all the time.

  14. Terrell
    7 years ago

    These are wonderful! I am loving your blog and happy to be your newest follower..and I love new friends! I would also like to invite you to my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  15. The Starr Family
    7 years ago

    Fantastic idea!! Would have NEVER thought of that… really, really turned out well!

  16. Sue
    7 years ago

    I LOVE this idea, plus your end result is beautiful!

  17. Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute
    7 years ago

    What a smart idea! I just love to see post about turning something cheap into a high dollar item. It’s one of those idea’s where you go “why didn’t I think of that”? It really is as cute as can be. And just think of what you can do for Halloween and Christmas!

    Have a Happy Weekend…Tracy :)

    P.S. I’m having a giveaway ~ hope you’ll come enter.

    admin Reply:

    What a great idea about the holidays – It would be so easy to change out the paper to suit the occasion! And cupcakes are always in season:)

  18. Kelsie
    7 years ago

    This is a charming idea that I will be making use of for sure…We love having tea-parties and my current cup-cake stand is terribly small.

    Look forward to seeing what other amazing ideas you come up with.


  19. Cindy Conner
    7 years ago

    Oh I love this Sharyl. What a great idea! I will use this for myself! I have missed so much in the blogging world latley! Just a crazy phase of life right now! Love the name too! Lydia Grace! Be blessed. Cindy

  20. Susan
    7 years ago

    Thought you might like to know that in my RSS feed (google reader) your blog name shows up as (title unknown) instead of The Little Brown House. I don’t know how to fix it since I’m not a blogger.

  21. Diane @ InMyOwnStyle
    7 years ago

    I love cake stands and have seen a few using plates, but I love this one. The burner cover makes the stand have a vintage feel to it. The addition of the pretty paper really make it special. The cupcake liners on the cupcakes takes the whole project way into the WOW zone.

    My best- Diane

    admin Reply:

    Thank you so much! I love that I made it to the WOW zone!!!

  22. Elizabeth
    7 years ago

    Love this idea! Really, truly! My son’s 1st bday is coming up soon with a kind of monkey theme, with monkey cupcakes, so I envision some monkey scrapbook paper on a cupcake stand! Woo hoo! Thanks for posting and sharing your idea….and btw, your cupcakes look lovely, too. :)

  23. nicki
    7 years ago

    oh I love the cupcake stands!. I can´t wait to create something just like it!!! Thanks for sharing

  24. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    7 years ago

    Love this idea! I would not have thought of burner covers, but when you think about it, they are a good size and sturdy.

  25. Jacqueline
    7 years ago

    You are way too clever! These are absolutely gorgeous and so easy to change around. Did I miss it? What kind of glue did you use? I have had trouble with glass and ceramics. I am so glad I followed you over from So Very Creative (which has now changed) Lovin’ it!

  26. aimee
    7 years ago

    LOVE this! You are so creative!! I am turning into a cupcake fanatic, so these are going to be next on my project list, I needed a way to display them!! Thank you so much for sharing this stand with us!!

    Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

  27. Tracy
    7 years ago

    This is absolutely fabulous! I posted this project with links back to this and the cake stand as my daily diy project. Now I’m off to get my items and make my own. :)

  28. Sophia
    7 years ago

    I love this sweet and yummy cake stand! I’m so in love with these cupcakes. I’ve seen some other craft projects on your blog. I thought they were fantastic! One of my favorite crafts is white and black transfer. They’re so pretty. I’ve done craft projects and posted on Take a look at mine and feel free to promote these wonderful projects from your blog!

  29. Brandy
    6 years ago

    If the Dollar Store was open this late I would be there right now!! Such a wonderful idea. Thank you!

  30. Robin
    6 years ago

    I am so going to make some of these for my sisters baby shower! Much more affordable than all the other make your own cake stand tutorials out there. They are lovely!!! As is Lydia Grace :) My best friend is having a baby in Feb, and plans to name her Lydia. :)

    Does hot glue work as well as gorilla glue?

  31. Amy
    6 years ago

    Love these! I also have a question.
    If I wanted to make these so that I could wipe them down and use again, would modge podge on top of the paper be a safe, sturdy solution?

    Thanks so much!

  32. Stacy
    5 years ago

    I don’t think I saw this part posted and I didn’t see anybody else ask about them, but what did you use for the glass pieces in between each of the burner tops? They look like candle holders or sundae dishes but I wasn’t sure. Also, did you secure them with glue or something or just stack them? These are great!

  33. Caitlin Hoffman
    5 years ago

    Do you sell those cake stands?! email me! Thanks so much!

  34. Jen Lo
    5 years ago

    These turned out so wonderfully. I am glad you showed the final picture with the cupcakes on them too! So delightful. I saw you featured on Nifty Thrifty Things! Great job!!

  35. Lisa
    5 years ago

    What a cute idea only I am wondering that as the cupcakes get lifted off the upper tray won’t it tip over or did you glue the gass base to the underside somehow as you don’t mention that?

  36. Janny
    5 years ago

    I don’t think you can have too many ideas for cupcake stands. This is awesome (and incredibly cheap and easy).

  37. Marrs
    5 years ago

    Hi love this idea I may be doing a sweet sixteen outdoor party for my daughter and this is a great idea to keep theme going and adding to the dessert table etc. the glass piece you used in between, what was that?
    Thanks for sharing.

  38. Megan
    5 years ago

    Did you just super glue the candle sticks to the oven cover? it never said..

  39. Deirdre
    3 years ago

    What type of adhesive/glue do you use for the glass and cover? Am I right that you are using a candlestick?

  40. Deirdre
    3 years ago

    What type of adhesive/glue do you use?
    Is that a candle stick?

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