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    DIY: Make This Halloween-Themed Cupcake Stand

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandIn the weeks leading up to Halloween, as people look to get creative and put together the “be-all, end-all” Halloween costume,  an area that gets overlooked is housewares. If you’re hosting a Halloween bash, there’s no need to spend lots of money on decorations.  It may take a little planning, but if you know what you’re looking for, you can get in and out of there for under $20. Since you never know exactly what you’ll find, it’s a good idea to have a couple of options, and know what items you’ll need to find in order to execute your Halloween décor.

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandMy two ideas were a big Halloween themed cupcake stand and/or drinking glasses that I could paint black and then drip red craft paint down the sides to look like blood.  I loaded up the cart with dishwares, but then happened to see an orange-and-black striped witch hat in the Halloween theme aisle. Instantly, I had my idea.

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandI grabbed the hat and a large vase that flared out at the top, and a lovely oval shaped silver tray. I gathered up a few household tools and materials that I needed to craft this one of a kind cupcake stand. I collected my scissors, hot glue gun, hot glue stick, a stapler and a 12” piece of black ribbon and was ready to go!

     

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandThe witch hat went right over the top of the inverted vase to give the stand its base.  I cut the hat brim and all the way up the hat ‘cone’ until I came close to the top.

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandAt that point, I just grabbed some straight pins, and pinned the hat to fit snugly around the vase. The next thing was to remove the hat and to staple the hat fabric together along the pin lines.

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandTo disguise the staples, glue a piece of black ribbon in place.

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandThe top of the witch hat had to be snipped off so that the silver tray could be added.

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake Stand

    Goodwill Halloween Cupcake StandAnd voila, you’ve got a clever Halloween-themed cupcake stand that adds holiday fun and (your) creative genius to the party. There are so many options for Halloween décor and costumes at your local thrift store. Why on earth would you not want to get creative? That’s what Halloween is all about!

    Shelly Leer
    has been taking apart furniture and restyling it for more than 20 years. A graduate of Butler University with a degree in design and textiles, she is the owner of the ModHomeEc Studio in Indianapolis, a fully dedicated teaching studio offering DIY classes and workshops. Shelly runs the blog ModHomeEc.com is currently a contributor to HuffPostHome.com, HOUZZ.com and the Indianapolis Star. She has previously been a featured writer for Curbly.com and a contributor to ApartmentTherapy.com Chicago. Her projects have appeared in Country Living Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, the Design Sponge at Home book and three DIY books published by Curbly.com.
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