I have seen similar items on Pinterest before but they were dinner plate size. When I was looking through my Stockade.ca catalogue I found these small (6″) wooden discs that were under $2.00 and little 4″ wooden candle holders for under $3.00, which prompted me to think hmm, I wonder how they would look for cupcakes! That is where this next craft idea/Mother’s Day gift idea came to me!
I absolutely love how they turned out and now I am thinking of making them again, but with “Cat Cupcake” faces on top! Stay tuned lol!
Here are the wooden pieces I purchased, all nice and neat on the counter before I start the giant mess I call creativity lol!
The first thing I did was to base paint them. I decided to go with Silver because I could add whatever colours I wanted to it to make it stand out. (Just a tip – I always paint with a garbage bag over my surface. It guarantees I don’t get paint all over everything I don’t want paint on….and I end up with the most colourful garbage bags in town lol!)
The next step was for me to use a mug as a template to draw the circle I wanted highlighted on the top of the pedestal and then to use tracing paper to trace the cupcake clipart design I found that I thought would look great on these!
Now comes the fun part! Painting your design! I tried these paint bottles this time which had a pointy end. They are supposed to make outlining and such easier. Maybe it was just me, but I had no luck with them whatsoever. It made my lines too thick I think. The pink on the cupcakes doesn’t look too bad but the black circles are just too think for my liking, but I didn’t want to start over so I worked around it. That is what prompted me to try the leopard print on the one!
I then painted the candle holders to match the tops of the pedestals.
Now all I had to do was wait for them to dry (I hate waiting!) and then seal them up. Once they were sealed I attached the circles to the candle holders with 5 minute epoxy and I had some cute little Cupcake Pedestals!
Aren’t they the cutest things! Next of course I had to actually put a cupcake on them and take some more pictures!