diy roundup . cupcake stands

by Handmade Weddings via Craftzine (with free template download)

I've gotten onto a bit of an obsessive baking kick lately, which got me thinking about the importance of good display. You can make the cutest cupcakes in the history of the world, but they just won't look right if you throw 'em on a plate. You could just buy something kind of neutral, like this one that I have, but I think there's really something to be said for having a special something that you've custom-made for an event! 

Sooo, without further ado, I've rounded up five of my favorite cupcake stand tutorials from across the blogosphere. Bonus - three of them include free templates that you can download to make the project foolproof!

Which cupcake stand is your favorite?!

Be sure to check out this sewing kit tutorial roundup, too - great for all sorts of things, like art supplies or even as a first-aid kit!

by Martha Stewart (with free template download)

by Oh Happy Day (with free template download)


  1. I love the first one and the second
    plus the cupcakes on both look the most delicious!!!

  2. i love ANY stand that holds cupcakes! but prolly my favorite is the first and last. very cheerful and girly :)

  3. LOVING those lacy blue stands - looks so easy to make! Thanks for sharing :)


  4. I love the edging around the first one! Super cute!

  5. Great roundup! It's so much more fun to make your own than to buy an ugly plain one!

    Shared your roundup here!


  6. At first, I thought the first was made out of wood. Very cute! I wonder what people do with their stands when they're not making cupcakes. Thoughts? Love the blog!

  7. Thanks, everybody!

    Shannon, perhaps you could use it to hold jewelry or fruit during the off-time!