Halloween Craft Challenge Inspiration: Halloween Cupcake Stand
This week, we announced our Halloween Craft Challenge! We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:
to create a craft project with! So, all week long a different Ribbonista will be creating an inspiration project. Today we have Prima Ribbonista, Shellye McDaniel, with a Halloween Cupcake Stand!
If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!!
I love doing fun things when it’s time for Bunco or kids’ parties…nothing is spared decoration…not even the cupcake stand!
All you need is a footed cake stand, a tall object for height and interest and of course ribbons for creating a skirt and for embellishing.
Let’s start with the skirt: first, decide how long you would like for the ribbons to hang down on the sides; cut 3 strips of the same length. Lay the ribbons out over the cake stand. Once the lengths are even, glue all three together in the center.
I have not used a wired ribbon for the skirt before, but really like how it molds to the sides. Next, I tied small bows from the orange grosgrain ribbon and attached it (along with a large black pom pom) to the ends of each ribbon. Find a plate that is just a bit smaller than the cake stand and sit it on top of the ribbon skirt.
For the centerpiece I used an inexpensive wooden candelabra and paper straws. I wanted to bring out the white in the cake stand and stitched ribbon, so I chose a white and black dot straw. The straws also served as holders for the curly-q pipe cleaners!
Next, I began assembling layers of bows into one larger bow and then glued it to the top of the candelabra, along with a glittery jack ‘o lantern.
Now for the batty cupcakes! I knotted the stitched grosgrain ribbon and cut the ends at an angle with pinking shears. Two small white pearls were added to the center and then dotted with a black permanent marker for the eyes. I attached each bat to a pixie stick and then inserted them into the cupcakes.
Blog post by: Shellye McDaniel
Other Products Used:
- Wooden Candelabra
- 4 paper straws
- 3 Pipe cleaners
- Large black pom poms
- Small adhesive pearls
- Permanent black marker
- Pixie Sticks or coffee stirrers
- Pumpkin Embellishment