Tuesday, July 12, 2011


****UPDATE**** The free printable used in this post is from sugar tot designs!!!!!  Please check out Telisa's will NOT be disappointed!  It's pretty awesome!

Anyone else live in the Tampa area?  South Florida?  If you do, you know it rains almost everyday, afternoon showers or small thunderstorms.  If you've ever visited my blog while I was talking about our huge, scaredy-cat, dog, you would know that he hears thunder WAY before we do.  He then stares at us with CRAZY eyes til he gets to come inside.  Well, that's what he was doing today.  About 20 minutes later we heard it too. DIDN'T rain.  I hate that about Florida can never tell if the storm will hit or miss AND after a good rain, it doesn't even cool down...just becomes MORE humid!  Ok, on to the point of the post :)  We made cupcakes today and decided to pick a fitting cupcake topper:
{source unknown..if YOU know, please tell me, I want to give them credit!  It was on a blog as a free me!}
BUT FIRST!  I had to make a 3-tier dessert tray.  I got this idea from Decor-ganize Crafts.

I used two packages of burner covers and six candlesticks from The Dollar Tree.  I really regret forgetting to take a before picture of the burners...they had a rooster on them.  Enough said.  These are them primed:

These are them painted Blue Ocean Breeze from Krylon......

.....although they look white....once again, sorry for the quality of pictures :)

I used E6000 to glue the candle sticks together and to attach them to the burner covers.

Please excuse the folded, mismatched towels :)

 Here is where all my previous ramblings come into play....delicious red velvet cupcakes with sprinkles and cupcake toppers to make anyone happy when skies are gray! that not the most messed up cupcake?  Could I have picked a crappier one for the picture?

I'll be linking up to parties here, there and everywhere!
Not JUST A Housewife
At The Picket Fence

A Glimpse Inside 
Stuff and Nonsense

Jacque's Soda Parlor

Do you know what else makes me happy?  YOUR COMMENTS! Thanks for stopping by! 
Libby :)



  1. Libby!! This is sooo pretty! I love the stand and the cake toppers are so cute too! (sorry, can't help with the source, but now I want to know too!) Love this idea so much and will be making one of these ASAP! Thanks for sharing your beautiful handy work!

  2. Brilliant!! I am loving that Blue Ocean Breeze color right now.

  3. Yes, I really, really do love this project!

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  5. I love this! I wish I had one!!!! I would love to see you share it on my new link party "Sundae Shake Up". I hope to see you there!

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

    P.S. I am having my first giveaway, right now! The winner will receive a 16x20 Custom Family Tree. You should check it out!

  6. Thank you! I'll be linking up!

  7. Hi Libby! We are featuring your cupcake stand at Inspiration Friday this week! The post will be up this afternoon. We both adore it! Thank you for sharing it with us last week! Be sure to grab an I've Been Featured button from our sidebar. Thank you again for linking up your cupcake stand!


  8. Saw your cupcake stand over at At The Picket Fence and wanted to let you know where your free printable came from. . . me:) Glad you like it! I am posting this on my fb page.

  9. this is AMAZING......towels on the counter and all...I LOVE IT! I pinned it for future use, you see I have these delusions I am crafty but I do shop at the dollar store now and then WHOOOP!

  10. I think I have to make a trip to Dollar Tree today! I LOVE this!

  11. Love your version of this stand, much more affordable and easy to make...I'm helping put together a baby shower and this would be just the thing to showcase all the goodies! Thanks for sharing this!

  12. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  13. Hi there again! I wanted to let you know I featured this fun project on my blog today...hope you can stop by, take a look, and grab a button!

  14. This is such a great project. Heather and Vanessa from At The Picket Fence just did a copycat challenge and recreated your tiered cupcake stand. I will be making my way to the Dollar Tree tomorrow for supplies! It's my son's birthday party next Friday so I think I will be recreating this in a Mario Brothers Theme!
    Marianne :)


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