Cute Candy Corn Cupcake Stand DIY

candy corn cupcake stand

You may remember a couple years back the CD cupcake stand project that I made for Terrorific Tuesday. Well, I wanted to revisit this project and make it even easier on myself. I’m all about the easiest way to make something cute. Here’s how you make it…and the coolest part is that it is recycling an old CD!

Cute Candy Corn Cupcake Stand

– Old CD
– Small wooden candlestick (mine was Lara’s Crafts purchased 4 to a pack at Michaels)
– Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue Sticks
– scrapbook papers in orange, yellow, and white
– acrylic paints in orange yellow, and white
– glue gun with glue sticks
– decorative scrapbook trim (mine was by Bazill Basic Paper purchased at Michaels)
– 2 circular shapes to trace that are smaller than a CD
– paintbrush
– pencil or pen
– scissors

paint wooden candlestick
1. Paint your wooden candle in 3 parts based on the look of a candy cane. Let dry.

paint trim
2. Paint your decorative scrapbook trim (I had to use two strips) to have the triangles resemble candy corn. Let dry and set aside.

outline circle
3. Trace your CD with pencil or pen and cutout. Now trace two other circular objects and cut out. You want the top to have a bulls eye effect of color.

glue circle
4. Use Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue Sticks to cover backs of all the circles. Stack in correct order and press onto CD base.

add trim
5. Use a glue gun to glue trim to sides of CD. Use as small amount of glue as possible thin amount around entire CD.

attach dowel
6. Attach wooden candlestick to the base of the stand.

out cupcake
Here’s what the finished product looks like without a cupcake to adorn it!

cupcake stand cupcake2

But then again, it has to have a cupcake on it! That’s the whole point of it afterall.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I added this project to Made By You Monday!

Terrorific Tuesday: Cute CD Cupcake Stand

cupcake full view

Hello Swellions! Today I am presenting to you an idea that I kinda changed last minute. I knew along that I wanted to make a cake stand, but yesterday after looking at an ejected cd in my car, I got the idea that I wanted to use a used CD as a base for adorable project. And it’s the perfect size for a cupcake (in my case, mine is faux and I’ll show you how to make them as well). So onto the show!

Cute CD Cupcake Stand

Supplies for Stand
– 1 used CD
– 1 piece of 12″ x 12″ orange scrapbook paper
– 1 piece of 12″ x 12″ silver polka dotted scrapbook paper
– Xyron runner or self-adhesive spray
– 1 package self-adhesive rhinestones (I got mine at Michael’s in Halloween section)
– 1 small styrofoam cone

Supplies for Cupcake
– Jack o’ Lantern Orange Americana Acrylics paint
– Black Craft Twinkles Writer paint
– jar of Snow-Tex (4 oz.)
– Glamour Dust Glitter by DecoArt
– White jumbo cupcake holders (mine were from Wilton)
– medium sized smooth foam ball
– Orange seed beads (mine were an assorted mix)
– medium sized wooden orange bead

General supplies for both
– Glue gun and glue sticks
– scissors
– palette knife
– paper cutter or ruler and exacto knife with cutting board
– small liner brush
– pencil
– kitchen knife
– skotch tape

For CD cupcake stand

Take spray adhesive or Xyron runner and coat back of 12″ x 12″ paper. Wrap paper around cone until tight and secure. Cut off top and bottom of paper around cone.form conefinished cone

2. Lay cd on top of adhesive on remaining 12″ x 12″ paper and trace with pencil. Cut out with scissors.

3. From the 12″ x 12″ black paper, cut out two strips 12″ long by 2″ wide. Lay side by side to form one long strip. Place tape in middle to join the two strips.

4. Accordian fold the strips back and forth in approximately 1.5″ segments. When finished, cut diagonally on both sides 1/8″ down from top of folded strip. Unfold to reveal pennant banner design.accordian foldcutting vfinished pennant

5. Carefully glue gun pennant banner around side of CD, and cut off and glue any excess that overlaps.

6. Use glue gun to glue top of styrofoam cone to bottom of CD.

7. Embellish bottom of stand with black and silver self-adhesive rhinestones, and dot in between pennant sections using orange rhinestones.

For cupcake

Using liner brush, paint alternating sections fo the cupcake holder Jack O’ Lantern Orange. Let dry.

Use Black Craft Twinkles to dot in between these alternating stripes as shown. Set aside and let dry.

3. Cut off the bottom of the foam ball to create a flat surface using kitchen knife or styrofoam cutter.cut styrofoam

4. Add a few drops of water to your bottle of Snow-Tex paint. This will give it a creamier consistency for your “frosting”. Frost your cupcake everywhere except for the bottom. While wet sprinkle on beads and gently press into place. Also place wooden ball into place into this wet paint. Sprinkle on Glamour Dust as well over top. Let dry.
spread frosting add beads

5. Once dry, use glue gun to glue cupcake to bottom of paper cupcake holder. Place on top of your finished cupcake stand and admire 🙂

Here’s a detail!
cute cd cupcake stand

Until next time Swellions!


All content/photos copyright, © Alexa L. Westerfield, 2008