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Easy Cupcake Stand for Your Next Soirée

Learn how to turn a cardboard cake stand into a cute cupcake stand with paper and Mod Podge! This is a really easy party idea you’ll love.

DIY cupcake stand

Hello, Mod Podge fans! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m here today to share a project that will add some Springtime style to your Easter table.

I combined scrapbook paper with a basic cupcake stand to create this festive serving piece that you can customize to match your décor. Here’s the easy how-to . . .

Decorate a Cardboard Cupcake Stand

Gather These Materials

cardboard cake stand with a bottle of Mod Podge a foam brush and scrapbook paper

Step 1: Decide on your color scheme, trace your cardboard tiers onto scrapbook paper and cut out.

trace a cake stand on a piece of paper with a pencil

Step 2: Mod Podge your paper onto your cardboard rounds. Do not seal yet, as the next step will be easier to do before the tiers are sealed.

cardboard cake stand with a bottle of Mod Podge

Step 3: Flip your rounds over, and, using an X-Acto knife, cut slits into your rounds using the shown “X” pattern as your guide (this is where the cardboard rounds will attach onto the cardboard base to create your cupcake stand).

After you’ve cut your slits, flip your rounds back over and seal, making sure to allow them to dry fully between coats.

cake stand with the pieces separated

When you’re done, they’ll look like this . . .

scrapbook paper on a cake stand

Using the directions included, assemble your cupcake stand. And you’re done!

how to decorate a cake stand

Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog. Have a lovely day!

how to decorate a cake stand

DIY Cupcake Stand

Yield: 1 stand
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to decorate a cardboard cupcake stand with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge! Perfect for coordinating your decor.

Materials

  • Cardboard cake stand
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Scrapbook paper - 3 sheets

Tools

  • Foam brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Open the cupcake stand. Trace the cardboard tiers onto scrapbook paper and cut out.
  2. Mod Podge the paper onto the cardboard rounds. Do not apply Mod Podge to the top yet. Let dry 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Flip the rounds over, and using a craft knife, trim out any areas where the cupcake stand will need to be assembled.
  4. After the slits have been cut, flip the rounds back over and seal, making sure to allow them to dry fully between coats.
  5. Assemble the cupcake stand to use.

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