Thursday, August 12, 2010

Anthropologie Inspired Cupcake Stand


Hello Everyone! It seems that this week has become the week of guest bloggers! This time Samantha at My Three Blind Mice will share her tutorial on how to make your own Anthroplogie inspired Cupcake Stand!

But first I wanted to talk a little about her. She is a crafty mommy who has her own etsy where she crochets the cutest things!

Like this sweet little frog hat:


And this adorable stuffed owl!




And thing for us adults:


Beautiful scarves in all colors.


And these stylish clutches.

Now without further adieu a Cup Cake Plate Stand!

1) Find old, vintage miss matched plates tea cups, and saucers all in the same color (white) from your house, antique stores, thrift stores, garage sales.



2) Arrange them together on top of each other till you get the desired plate stand you like. Then glue them all together using super glue or gorilla glue.





3. Use books to press the items you are gluing together to help the glue bond better.


4) Then youre done! This plate stand works great for cup cakes, cookies or tea sandwiches. It is a great way to add some vintage charm to your next party!







Wow I love this! I'm going to look for some cups and saucers on my next thrift store trip. Thank you so much Samantha for sharing this with us today!
 

51 comments:

Shelley Dawn said...

That is really cute! I've seen a lot of these but done with the teacups!

Kim said...

I absolutely adore your cup and plate stand. What an inspiring job :).

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is a very nice cupcake stand. You are very creative. ~~Sherry~~

Julia said...

Oh, this is adorable!! Thanks so much for the idea!!

~Julia

Coloradolady said...

Very nice....I would so use that! Have a great VTT!

Anonymous said...

This is darling...can't wait to try this myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sassy Sites! said...

I love your blog! SO cute! I would LOVE love LOVE to be added to your blog list... you are already on mine!! :)

...visiting from Sassy Sites!
(cause your blog is a Sassy Site!)

artisticblend said...

How creative! Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a fun project, love it!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Crystal said...

Very cute! I love your etsy shop as well (I'll be featuring it tomorrow) and Rachelle I'll be featuring your kitchen makeover as well!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That is just adorable! I love the cup and saucer look for the stand. Very unique.

Megan said...

I'm diggin' all the different layers...great job!

Dee said...

LOVE the cupcake stand idea! And it gives me an excuse to hit the G-dub this weekend.

The Quilt Ladies said...

Next GW trip, I've added dishes to the list, great gift for the holiday's filled with goodies !

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Love the stacked plates, Rachelle!

So pretty!

Sue

Terrell said...

This is way creative and so adorable! I'd love to have you link up to my FrouFrouDecor Party! Your blog is amazing!! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FFD~

Tricia Rose said...

That is so smart - do I have to eat cupcakes though?!

Miri said...

Lovely and very clever!

Stephanie said...

That stand is brilliant! I will definitely be looking for cups and plates next time I go to the thrift store. I'm going to try to have one made for my daughters' birthday party next week. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie
http://www.dirtandlace.com

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Wow. Simple and adorable. Love the shape it creates.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Wow! What a great idea! I love how unique it is and the wonderful shape it takes on. So pretty!

Thank you for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Sourkraut said...

How elegant, and much cheaper than anything you'd find at Anthropologie!

Debbie said...

That was a great idea..it looks awesome!~ THanks for joining in this week..hope to see you again, and have a great weekend. Debbie

Southern Belle said...

What a neat idea! So, so creative.

bj said...

This is just adorable. I LOVE it in solid white...I wanna make one, too.

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Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love this, the all white dishes are so wonderful. Now to fill it with yummies!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is one of the coolest looking dessert tray stand whatever things I've seen in a long time. LOVE the mix of white dishes!

Donna

Roo @ NiceGirlNotes said...

Whooaaa that cupcake stand is straight baller. Totally going to have to try that.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE it! I'm totally copying you :)

Randi said...

That's really cute and would make a great cupcake stand for an upcoming party we're hosting. Thanks for the idea!

Creative Ambitions said...

Love this Rachelle! Love the white! Very cool!

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

I love all white dishes when entertaining - love this idea to ad a charm to all my white!

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Moe said...

This is so great! I love how you didn't follow the traditional larger to smaller flow upward. The staggered effect is super interesting!

Stopping by because I found you on Simply Designing :)

Anitra Cameron said...

I love that the stand is all white. I'd seen this idea done with lots of color, and like that, too, but hadn't thought about white on white--lovely!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

Love the teacups stand! I've seen that a couple times and it's always different!

Taylor
www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Rachelle...

Wow...Samantha, is certainly a creative and talented lady! I love all the items that she crocheted! The frog hat is adorable!!! Love, love, LOVE her idea for making the tiered cupcake plates!!! I haven't ever seen anyone use teacups before...how awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing these great ideas with us this week for Sunday Favorites! Loved this craft project!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

C.R.A.F.T. said...

love the tea cup cake stand! come on over and link up to MMM!

Amy Walker said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! My daughter turns a year old in a month and a half and I wanted to do a cupcake party! This will be perfect....I'd seen one of these before but definitely needed a DIY...now I've got to find the plates and cups...yardsales here I come! Maybe I'll check out freecycle!

Angie said...

Such an awesome idea! Love that cup cake stand and will definitely be creating one of my own!!!

Erin said...

What a great idea! It turned out really cute!

greenbean said...

this is a...dor...able!...

Nikki said...

Fantastical!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Beth said...

I use sugar water to secure plates and bowls for impromtu stands but it never occurred to me to make it a permanent solution. Thanks so much for sharing. This is beautiful and such a great way to use extra plates and cups.

Betty said...

That is a very cute stand a such a great idea! I might be doing this sometime in the future.

Frog Prince Paperie said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I shared it here today: http://frogprincepaperie.com/2010/08/cake-stands-diy-tutorials.html

Thanks!
Paula

1bellastager said...

Love it!!! So many uses for it, too. Great job:)

You should join my "Restyle Your World" linky party this Monday...
http://1bellastager.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/restyle-your-world-a-linky-party/

Blessings,
Jen

Heidi said...

Thanks for joining Wednesday Gratitude. I'm always grateful for new inspiration! I had a pic of this anthro cake stand in one of my posts awhile ago. Love it!
Heidi- Heart and Home

Maureen said...

I so have to try this !!! awesome

mary said...

I love this. Do you think it would be okay to use hot glue? Or would the plates not stick well?

Thanks for the inspiration!

c.w.frosting said...

I love this! Was looking for something exactly like this for my wedding cupcakes! Will let you know when I eventually try making them =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Maritn jonson said...

Hi Rachelle,
Awesome creation ! I am thinking about some cake stands design for my online store & i have got here exceptional idea.Thanks a lot !