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!