DIY Cupcake Stand – From Old Lamp Parts
The first thing that you’ll need to do is to head to the thrift shop or a yard sale and look for old lamps. I love thrift shopping and share some tips in THIS ARTICLE. Not a thrift shopper or dislike yard sales? Alternately you can head over to eBay that is a treasure trove of vintage fare. It’s more than possible to create beautiful objects for you home while staying in a budget if you think outside the box! The lamp bases below are brass and I removed them from several lamps that had outdated porcelain mid-sections that just aren’t my style and had damage.
- Gather up some acrylic craft paints in shades to coordinate with your plate. Pastels look particularly pretty if you are going to make a few of these cupcake stands for a bridal or baby shower or a spring tea party. Grab your base and give it a coat of primer paint then let dry. Next you’ll paint the base with the colored craft acrylics of your choosing and let dry. A second coat may be required and you’ll be the judge and jury on that one. Once dry and you are happy, spray on a sealer so that it could be washed by hand later on. There are no rules with the base that you find and just see what works with what you have!
DIY Cupcake Stand Tip
If frou frou isn’t your style, alternately you can simply take the same idea and use raw metal lamp stands with plates that are more attuned to your aesthetic. These are some vintage French plates (one is a bowl) that are damaged, so I had no remorse in creating a few stands.