Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year's Eve Dessert Stand Tutorial!


Can you believe 2011 will be here in just a few short days?  I find it hard to comprehend 2010 is almost over, the year went so quick and what an amazing year it was!  In a way I am sad to see it go, but also very excited to experience 2011 and the wonders it holds!

Okay, so on to the FUN stuff!  Who is having a New Year's Eve party?  Or are you going to one?  Well, if you are attending or hosting a party what better way to display your goodies but on this festive 3 tiered dessert stand?! 

Knock the socks off the party goers and create this amazing's how!

Start out with three wood circles.  I cut mine 9", 12", and 15" circles and used 1/2" MDF board.  If you don't have the tools to cut out wood circles, you can always use the cake board forms.  They have them in all sizes at the craft stores and even Walmart.

I found these glass vases at Michael's for $1.00 each!  They stand about 5" high, creating the perfect space between tiers!

Paint your circles in the color of your choice. 

I wanted the circles to have a little "bling" so I pulled out some silver glitter glue and painted the tops.

Spread around the glitter glue and let sit to dry completely!

When the glitter glue is dry it is time to adhere the glass vase to each tier.  If you have wood circles, you will need to use a clear silicone adhesive. (Found at your local hardware store.)  If you are using the cake forms, your hot glue gun will work just fine!

I decided to the "bottom" of the vase to the "top" of each circle.  Leaving the "top" of the vase open.  This way the vase can be filled with whatever items/colors you need.  It will be easily interchangeable and also much easier to store.  Each tier is separate and just stacked on top of the other.  So, if you just need one tier for a cake, flip it over and you have got multi functional dessert stands!  

Next I pulled out shimmery glitter paper and cut it into stars and the numbers 2011.  I inked the edges to distress them a little then hot glued them onto curled paper, black pipe cleaner and red fuzzy wired ribbon.  Did you know you could curl paper to look like curled ribbon?  I am sure plenty of you do, but if you don't....wanna know how?  SO easy!  Cut a strip(s) of paper about 1/4 inch thick.  Wrap it around a pencil or dowel and voila!  You have curly paper.  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Stick your little explosion of 2011 into your top tiered vase and you have a centerpiece to


Happy New Year!  May 2011 bring you all great happiness and much joy!

Oh yes!  We are going to be doing a guest post over at Tatertots and Jello on December 30th.  We will be sharing a delicious cupcake recipe for your New Year's Eve party!  Make sure to stop by and check us out!


The Matt Scow Family said...

That turned out SO stinkin' cute!!

Restaurant San Francisco CA said...

What a great idea. It look so cool. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

Super Duper Cute! Love the cake stand...and I think I'll be trying these cupcakes this weekend! New follower here~

Marcie said...

I clicked over from Tatertots and Jello. You make baking sound so easy. I can't wait to try some of your recipes and ideas. I will definitely let you know. First we have to finish off all of the
Christmas goodies.

sbodier_1 said...

I just found you via Tatertots and Jello! Cute little blog you have here. :)