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How to Make A Two-Tiered Cupcake Stand

Build your own cupcake stand with these easy steps.

Are you planning a party soon? When serving cupcakes at your next gathering, the stand upon which the cupcakes are served on is just as important as the cupcakes. The overall appeal of the cupcakes increases when placed on a cupcake stand.  In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to wow your guests at your next gathering by making a Two-Tier Cupcake Stand that holds mini cupcakes and regular sized cupcakes alike.  This DIY Cupcake stand is inexpensive. It cost me under $10.  This heart-shaped cupcake tower is fitting for Valentine’s Day party, a wedding or bridal shower.

Two tier Cupcake Stand or tower by Toolbox Divas

Materials

Tools

OK, Let’s Get Dirty!

Step 1. Cut out the heart template.

Here is the heart template for the cupcake stand.  The print size can be enlarged or shrunk to fit the size of your cupcake stand. Link: Heart template for cupcake stand

how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 1Using the rotary cutter, it made cutting out the template a breeze.  You can also trace the template out onto the wood.

how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 2Step 2. Attach the template to the 2 boards.

how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 20 I’m using tape.  But this can easily be accomplished with glue.  how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 3

Step 3. Cut out the two hearts.

I am using a bandsaw to make the cuts but this can be accomplished using a jigsaw.

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Step 4. Sand the hearts for the two tiers of the cupcake stand.

I started out by smoothing out any rough spots with the combination sander. how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 6

Then using an orbital sander I rounded out the edges of the heart tops.how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 7

Step 5. Mark the drill points.

It was time to prepare the cake stand for assembly with both the top and bottom heart cut and sanded.

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Using a speed square I marked the center of the smaller heart on the bottom side.  This is where the wood dowel will be connected to the larger heart.  how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 8

how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 19 On the bottom lower tier (the larger heart) I marked a spot in the top right corner on the top facing side.  I wanted my heart tiers to be off centered.

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Step 6. Drill the holes for the wooden dowel.

Using a 7/8″ Forstner bit  I drilled into each heart 1/2″ into each board.  Be careful not to drill all the way through.how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 10

how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 11  how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 12Step 7. Assemble.

Using the wood glue attach the wooden attach the wooden dowel into the hole drilled into the lower tier 1st. Then apply glue and attach the upper/top tier of the cupcake stand.

how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 13Allow 24 hours for the glue to set.

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Step 8. Stain or Paint and Seal.how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 15

For this project, I decided to go with a wood dye.  I used TransTint Dyes in Dark Mission Brown and I loved it.  Currently, I am testing out the use of various wood dyes and finishes.  I found this to be one of my favorites and highly recommend it.

how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 16 I added felt stickers to the bottom, sealed the cupcake tower with clear lacquer and allowed it to fully cure. how to make a DIY Two Tier CupCake Stand - Toolbox Divas 17

 

Two Tier Cake Stand- Toolbox Divas

 

Alright Guys, Eat Your Heart out with Cupcakes! Till Next Time. ~ T.

 

 Interested in knowing how I made this rose shaped mini cake stand? Check it out

 

 

 

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