This time of year as the days grow shorter and the nights seem darker it is fun to add a little sparkle to holiday decorations. Sparkles dress up even the most ordinary of household items and make them extraordinary!  Today I want to show you how easy it is to create your own cake stand and gem stickers to make your cake stand sparkle! 

To create your own Holiday Sparkle Cake Stand you will need:

  • A 4 inch round wooden plaque from Michael’s The Craft Store (mine was under $1.30)
  • A Wooden Spool from Michael’s the Craft store (mine was under $1.70)
  • Folk Art Acrylic Paint ( I used two colors Citrus Green and Cardinal Red)
  • 2 Paint Brushes (If you are using two colors)
  • Gem Stickers in matching colors
  • A glue gun with glue sticks or glue dots
  • A paper plate

Step 1– Assemble all your supplies. Remove the stickers from your wood items.

Step 2– Squeeze a small amount of your paint onto a paper plate. Use your paint brush to paint your wood pieces. If you are using only one color paint the entire wood pieces, if you are painting with two colors leave some of the wood exposed for your next color. Let dry.

Step 3– If you are using the second color paint the highlighted areas you would like on your wood pieces. Let them dry and touch up any “mistakes” with the other color.

Step 4– Add your gem stone stickers. I put mine around the edge of the top and then larger gem stone stickers around the spool middle. If your gemstones do not stick well you can add more glue to the back of them.

Step 5– Attach the top of your wood cupcake stand to your spool bottom, use a preheated glue gun or glue dots and then center and press your wood cupcake top onto the stand.  Let dry and your cake stand is ready for your Holiday Party! I look forward to sharing more craft ideas with you soon!

Today I used my Springfield Doll Maria , my dollar store tea set and my American Doll Room. The table I used was from my previous Salad Bar Doll Diaries Tutorial .

Karen