Hey everyone! My name is Lauren and I am so so so excited to be here blog swapping with Rach Makes Cakes! Seriously, Rach is the best! Have you ever had one of her cakes? They are DELISH! If you haven’t had one, I seriously suggest ordering one. Now. Usually, you can find me here at Lucy Baby Designs. Go ahead, click the link. I can wait for you to come back…
Anyway, today I’m making a cupcake stand to display Rachael’s seriously awesome cupcakes. I made it out of candle sticks and glass plates I bought at the dollar store. Hindsight- I wish I had gone to the Goodwill to find more interesting pieces. You may have seen something like this on Pinterest, but I have made it better!
I love how milk glass looks, and I figured out a pretty good way to mimic it. It’s super simple, this is what you will need.
Place your items in a COOL oven, heat to 350 degrees, bake for 30 minutes, then turn the oven off and let them completely cool before removing them. After they are completely cool, hot glue the candle stick to the center of the plate. Spray all the areas that you painted with a glossy clear acrylic to give it a nice even glossy finish.
Now, like I said before, enamel paint says you can run it through the dishwasher. Since you have just used hot glue I would not advise doing that. But- you can certainly hand wash it without fear that the paint will chip (like if you had just used regular ol’ spray paint like other tutorial say to use).
You can set your new faux milk glass cupcake stands like this.
Or stack them like this! Which ever looks best on your table.