My niece Mandi recently got engaged and will be having an outdoor wedding in early fall. She has chosen persimmon and brown as the colors of her wedding. A beautiful choice of colors for a beautiful time of year.
As a gift, I decided to personalize a 2-tier cupcake stand from Glue, Art & Paper Studio for her. Hopefully, she can use it at her bridal shower or some other pre-wedding event.
It wasn't difficult to make this stand, although it had a lot of "drying" time involved. I first gave the stand 2 coats of cream colored paint . After that, I cut two circles of printed paper to be used on the surfaces of the stand. I adhered this paper to the stand using a gel medium. Next, I gave the entire stand two coats of a glazing medium . This gave the stand a nice finish.
I also took a 4.5" round box with lid, and painted it a chocolate brown color. I wrapped a strip of brown patterned paper around the box and adhered it. I also coated the box with the glaze medium.
Note - make sure you let each coat of paint/adhesive/glaze dry thoroughly before moving on.
Once the basics were finished, I moved on to the fun part... personalizing the cupcake stand.
I first took the persimmon colored rayon ribbon and "wrapped" the box like a gift. I wrapped the ribbon on the box and lid ... separately (making sure the ribbon on the lid and box lined up). After gluing the lid onto the box, I then wrapped the narrower brown ribbon over the rayon ribbon. I attached multiple loops and streamers of rayon ribbon to the top of the box.
Next, I attached the box to the center of the cupcake stand. I glued a dark persimmon flower, leaves, and cream colored roses to the top of the box. I added a couple of flower buds and loose petals around the base of the box. This was like putting icing on the cake.
I added a strong double sided tape to the back of the brown ribbon and carefully applied the ribbon around the edges of both levels of the cupcake stand, making sure it was perfectly straight. I also wrapped a cream colored satin ribbon around the center pole giving the cupcake stand a final finishing touch.
Finishing touches are most important to me, whether it be the way the ribbons are finished off at the ends, or the way in which pieces are lined up. I feel that how an item is "finished" either makes or breaks an art piece.
Anyway, I hope my niece enjoys her special cupcake stand. Congratulations Mandi.
- 2-tier cupcake stand (Glue Art & Paper Studio)
- Round wooden box
- Brown and cream ribbon
- Persimmon rayon ribbon (Martha Stewart)
- Misc. silk flowers
- Printed papers (Anna Griffin; Unknown)