Thursday, April 4, 2013

3 Tiered Cupcake Tower

I saw this idea on a blog a while back and I fell in love with it. It's so shabby chic. I never thought I was a "shabby chic" person with my decor but I really love to mix that in with other decorating elements. I'm not going to post the whole step by step tutorial on this blog because some awesome blogger already did it. You can find all the materials you will need as well as her awesome step by step tutorial here. I will include a few steps though.
My awesome hubby cut the rounds out. The sizes are:
I actually had him make three sets.
One for a birthday gift for Kellie, one for my crafty friend, Candice and one for me of course!! 
On two of them we used the 1x4 boards and glued them together and then on the other one we just used one piece of wood and cut into a circle. The finished product was exactly the same, so I would save the extra work and spend a little more money for the whole pieces of wood instead of the planks like the tutorial above. Unless you have a bunch of wood lying around that you want to use.
The candlesticks I got at Hobby Lobby and the wood and finial I got at Lowes.
After the wood was cut, I primed it and painted the dark brown in the areas I knew I would want to show through. Then I used the vaseline technique found here.
This is the first time I used the "vaseline technique". I was super skeptical if it would work right, but guess what. It does! It's so stinkin easy too. I love the look of it. 

Then I sprayed my top coat and after that was dry I used a rag to rub off the paint where the vaseline was applied. And voila! Here is the finished product!

This can be used in lots of ways. I'm sure I will use it for lots of future parties on my table. It was a pretty easy and short project believe it or not. (That is if your hubby can cut the wood out!)
Here are a few ways Kellie and I have used our towers over the last few weeks.

So leave a comment and tell me if you are going to make it and what you would use this tower for?


  1. Ok, This is probably a dumb question because the answer is so simple.... What tool did you use to cut out a round so perfectly?

  2. Not at all Jaydee! The lady in the tutorial used a "Dremel Trio" - we bought one and used that for one of them, but Brent actually decided to use a Router for the other two.