2.24.2013

Personal Dessert Cupcake Pedestal Stands ~ DIY

The scent of tiny faded flowers is intoxicating 

sweet vintage found mismatched saucers

European in maker and so dainty, romantic & shabby

cherished for their imperfections and worn gold gilt

classically feminine blossoms ....

perfect for bridal showers, garden parties, favors

and so easy to make your own


 I have hearted the pretty personal dessert / cupcake stands I have seen on the internet but buying enough for a small dinner party was very pricey so on my treasure hunts I had been picking up pretty vintage plates and berry bowls to make my own. 
Worn and faded edges of gold gilt and years of utensil marks are okay but make sure they are free of cracks and chips



I carried one plate around with me for a long time,  placing it on various bases I would find to use as pedestals.  My favorite ......$1.00 clear glass candle holders found at The Dollar Tree


 I used Duco cement as the bonding agent.  It's a multi-purpose household glue for china, glass, plastics, wood, metal and crafts.  It holds fast and quick but still gives you a few minutes for placement.  I really like it.  I marked the bottom of the plate with tiny marks as a guide where to place the base.  And that is it.  Cost each: $3.00.  Pretty easy and you have a very charming one-of-a-kind dessert stand.  


Such a sweet gift to present to a friend with a very special cupcake on top.....one candle maybe for a birthday. :)  Mother's Day, Easter, the first day of Spring is coming......


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27 comments :

Laurel Stephens said...

These cupcake stands are so delicate and feminine, and I've never seen anything like them before; you're so imaginative and creative. They raise cupcakes to new heights of elegance and would be perfect for a scoop of ice cream, too. I must make a set of these!

Junkchiccottage said...

Lynn,
I love this post. I have been thinking about doing this too. I saw the candle sticks at dollar tree and thought about using epoxy to some old miss matched plates and make these too. I love that you made the little individuals for each person. So cute.
Kris

NanaDiana said...

What a cute idea! A fun presentation and so unexpected! xo Diana

Ann said...

How cute is that!!! Wouldn't that looks so cute for a shower--table with lots of stands.
Ann

Darlene said...

Great idea. Thats a money saver. I always wanted cupcake stands but they are so expensive. Now I know what to do thanks to your post. take care, Darlene

Sarah said...

Cute idea! Sweet gift for friends.

Anne said...

Oh so cute Lynn! How pretty would that be on a table scape for a birthday party! LOVE this!
xx
Anne

Shirley said...

How cute is this??? I love them. What pretty plates too. I will have to start collecting again.
(oh no!!!)

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

I've made these before, but yours are so pretty and charming! Pinning to my party board :)

Jeanette

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I have done this with big plates! I love the individual look!! So so sweet. Great post! So cute!
Karen

Pendra said...

Lynn these are so sweet! I have a set of OLD dishes that were my Husbands Grandmothers and there are 12 LITTLE tiny bowls or fluted plates that are too small to really use at the dinner table... these would be perfect for personal size desserts or a cupcake and I'm thinking I am heading to the Dollar Store tomorrow! Thanks for sharing your sweet idea, you never disappoint!
~Pendra

Betsy Brock said...

Thank you so much for the great idea! You wouldn't believe how many little lovely vintage plates I have like this! I take them from the trash at the auctions..seems I'm the only one that cares for them!

Beverly said...

I love your idea to make these individual size. So cupcake worthy.

Happy Pink Saturday, Lynn.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Those are very sweet Lynn... lovely

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Lynn,

What a great idea!

Gabriela

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, These are so much cuter than the ones you can buy. Love the pretty vintage plates.
xx, Sherry

Olive said...

That is the sweetest idea. Also what a pretty gift. It also would fit into my tiny skill set:} hugs, olive

DearHelenHartman said...

Just darling! Not a cupcake person but trying to think what else I could use them for :)

CatHerder said...

what a great idea!!! I am the cupcake queen after all!!

mimi the zookeeper - said...

lynn, you never cease to amaze me! these are perfectly sweet...except your pictures were so "delicious" you have made me hungry for a cupcake! i'm off to the kitchen in search of sweetness. xoxo

mimi the zookeeper - said...

lynn, you never cease to amaze me! these are perfect little dishes and i love your photos. except you now have made me extremely hungry! i'm off to the kitchen for some sweetness. xoxo

Jen said...

Lynn, I just love these! So feminine and cute. You are so creative. What a great gift!

thestonerabbit said...

Dang...the comment I left didn't stick on your page! Grrrr....trying again.

I love this idea Lynn! So cute and functional and thrifty!

HPS! L, Dana

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sweet cupcake!

My Pink
Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

Happy Pink Saturday.

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

That's a NEAT idea! What a gift!
Sarah - who is Link #3 on Beverly's blog does a "homemaking link-up" - your post would be great for linking up with her blog. I've been linking w/her a couple of times now. (Love her link too).
Anyway - enjoyed my visit- and think I must remember this .... great idea.
Thanks!! Jenn

Designs By Pinky said...

Love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the six sisters' stuff blog hop :) You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

-Melanie @meandmr.com

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