Thursday, March 17, 2011

Outside the Cupcake Stand Box

Today's post is more of a tip than a tutorial.  I wanted to share some different uses for a cupcake stand.  And just let me say now, I apologize for the few photos.  I'm a visual learner and like having lots of photos.  Lil Hunkie hasn't been feeling well this week and so I didn't get to do what I had planned.  That's the way it goes sometimes so I'm relying on your imagination today!!

With any stand, be it a cupcake stand like the photo or ones with a solid surface, the possibilities are endless! Add some shot glass/votive type glasses and here we go!

As a Centerpiece:
Add some flowers and candles.

As a Candy station
(this is leftover bubble gum from Lil Hunkie's birthday party, it didn't turn out like I had visualized but hope this helps you visualize)

As an Appetizer station
I've used the glass cups and put dip in the bottom and then added carrot and cucumber sticks.

As a Soup Shooter station
Add a couple different flavors and some crackers.

As a Bead station
Put different bead supplies in the cups and let teenage girls make their own bracelets/necklaces.

As a Photo holder
Use mini clothespins to hold photos.  This would work best with a solid surface stand. Even small frames would work depending on the size of the stand.

I would love to hear any ideas you have!  Hope this inspires you today!

Linking to Eisy Morgan's Inspired by You Wednsesday


Natalia Lynn said...

These are great ideas. I don't have one here in France, but I will definitely keep it in mind!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Natalia!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Nice ideas! I'll hopefully remember to think of using my cupcake stand for things other than cupcakes now.

Jennifer said...

Thanks Rissa! :)

AllieMakes! said...

Great idea! I need to get one of these cupcake stands...
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Allie!

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful and tons of ideas! I love your style! Thanks for linking up! Did you get my email?

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much Ashley. Yes I did get the email..great tips! Thanks! I'll try and work on it! Thanks for being inspiration for me!

Michelle said...

What a great idea! I love using things for something other than their original purpose :)

Karen said...

Going to use these ideas to decorate for my daughter's baby shower this weekend. Thanks for the creative spark. Stopping by via EM's blog via Blogfrog. blessings, k

Jennifer said...

Thanks Michelle, Karen, and April! I appreciate you girls stopping by!