Thursday, September 29, 2011

We're Back!

To my one dear reader, I apologize for my absence the past month.  We have been so busy visiting family and traveling that I haven't had the time to update regularly.  Our cruise to Mexico was worth it, though!  Check out some of my favorite pics from Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta:

It started raining in Puerto Vallarta while we were out on the boat around Los Arcos.  I loved how the rain and the clouds made the landscape look so dramatic and romantic. =)

Be back soon with more DIYs!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wedding Cupcake Craze Part 3 of 3: DIY Cupcake Stand

Finally, the last installment of the Wedding Cupcake Craze is here!  After making delicious cupcakes, elegant wrappers, and cute toppers, showcase your cupcakes on a homemade cupcake stand!

As I mentioned before, I was inspired by a plastic plate that I saw at Target a few weeks ago--so that's why the red and black poppy theme is a little overdone here.  =)  There are a lot of ways you can make cupcakes stands--they range from disposable cardboard stands to permanent stands with interchangeable layers.  For this incredibly simple semi-permanent display, all you need is some hot glue, shot glasses, and plastic plates.

Materials: Two plastic plates--one slightly smaller than the other, two shot glasses (optional, filled with beads), and hot glue gun

Steps: Using hot glue, glue bottom of one shot glass to the center of larger plate.  Glue the top of the shot glass to the bottom of the smaller plate.  Optional: To create the effect of an vase running through the stand, glue another shot glass to the center of the smaller plate.

And that's it!

Have fun!