I am soooo excited about this project! It took about an afternoon of work and $15!
This was so easy to put together! Here’s how you can build your own:)
I purchased 2 1×4′s and cut them down:
4 @ 14.5″
3 @ 11″
3 @ 8″
I used my Kreg Jig to attach the boards but if you don’t have one you can use wood glue and clamp them together until they dry:)
Here’s the bad boy that made this cupcake tower possible ~ The Dremel Trio ~ This is by far the coolest tool I have ever used! You really need no building experience to use it. Just read the instructions, plug it in and get to work:) It has this awesome attachment that guides you through perfect circles. It allowed me to cut all three circles in about 10 minutes!
large circle: 14″
medium circle: 10.5″
small circle: 7.5″
Ooooo ahhhh! I lightly sanded them to soften the edges and that was it!
Here are the rest of the supplies: 1 bag of small candle sticks and 2 tall ones from Hobby Lobby. You can find these on the unfinished wood isle but we are learning that these are very hard to find in stores now. You can purchase them online at Hobby Lobby HERE but you will have to pay shipping although you can use a 40% coupon. I purchased the finial at Lowe’s. It comes in a bag with two for about $2!
I chose to use the Vaseline technique to finish this piece. You can get a detailed tutorial HERE. In short, I painted my base coat color where I wanted to distress and then used a very small amount of vaseline to cover the brown.
After I sprayed 2 coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White and distressed the edges with an 80-grit sand paper, it was time to construct the tower:)
I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to build the entire piece. I started by glueing 4 small candle sticks to the bottom of the large circle.
I used the tall candlesticks in between the tiers
and for the top I attached the finial to one small candlestick.
That was it!
Whit was great and brought me cupcakes to break the new tower in:) We made a play date of it and my kids loved their surprise after school:)
I got to thinking that this would make such a cute centerpiece even without the cupcakes so I played around with it a bit while I was waiting on my cupcake delivery:)