DIY Weekends: Mason Jar Cupcake Stand

So the girlie and I got crafty over the weekend and recreated one of the birthday party crafts more into the Halloween spirit of things.

From this

to this in a few short steps!

Of course, it’s a lot easier to do if you have a helper this cute

Glue gun and/or stick
Decorative paper or fabric
Cardboard (or a cardboard cake circle)
Mason jar

Take a circular object (we used a dinner plate) and trace around it onto the paper or fabric

Using the same circle (duh!) trace onto the cardboard. If you are going to put something heavy on top, you might want to cut two pieces of cardboard or use one thick piece.

Let your toddler go to town with the glue stick, covering the wrong side of the decorative paper

Adhere to the cardboard circle

While you get ready to use the glue gun, let the toddler go bonkers with the ribbon. This is why I buy double. One to play with, one to use.

Apply a thin line of glue around the edge of the cardboard

More bonkers with the ribbon in the meantime

Press the ribbon down around

Mark as close to the center of the circle as you can

Center the ring of the mason jar and trace around it

Glue around the edge of the line

And let the toddler hold it down until dry. About three seconds, or the length of the three year old’s attention span

Screw the jar into the band and you’re done!

Now, if you’re going to put something heavy or unsteady on top of it (like cupcakes with greedy hands grabbing them off) you’ll want to put a weight of some sort in the jar just to help keep it anchored down. We might have learned this the hard way at the party!

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One Response to DIY Weekends: Mason Jar Cupcake Stand

  1. gigi says:

    you should have your own craft show on tv…
    great job!
    yo momma

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