I am so excited to be working with The Blueprint Social and Consumer Crafts to create a mason jar craft as part of the August Street Team.
This year, I was planning H’s birthday party and really struggling with what to do to show off the cupcakes on the dessert table. Last year, I simply used a store bought cupcake stand and was less than happy with it. For August, I was partnered with Consumer Crafts and challenged to make something using mason jars. From there, everything just fell into place to create a rainbow mason jar cupcake stand.
I started with some supplies from Consumer Crafts and added spray paint from Lowes to complete the project. You’ll need the following to make one:
1 12×12 wooden board
1 10×10 wooden board
1 8×8 wooden board
2 mason jars
spray paint in your color choice
E6000 glue or hot glue gun
I started by painting my jars win the different colors I wanted. I used a long paint stirrer to hold the jars while I painted them to make it quick and easy.
The sky was really starting to fill with storm clouds and the wind was totally picking up so I was recruited my dad to help so we could get them painted and inside to dry.
We chose to spray paint the boards white but looking back, I would probably just use regular paint and a brush to apply it.
Once everything was dry, it was time to assemble it all. I am definitely more of a eye-ball type measurement person but I knew that wouldn’t be good enough when building a multi-tier cupcake stand. All I needed was 15 kids covered in frosting because the cupcake stand toppled. So, I recruited an engineer to do all the nerdy work for me.
The first step to make sure your bottom jar is centered.
Then, glue it down using what ever glue you’ve decided on. Our choice was the hot glue gun. Once the bottom is attached, hot clue the middle piece to the top of your jar. I originally glued the pieces together with the tops glued to the jar but found that didn’t work very well. So, we removed the tops and just glued the wood pieces directly to the tops of the jars.
Repeat with the other jar and the top piece.
On birthday party day, I loaded it up with cupcakes in the middle of the dessert table and it fit in absolutely perfectly! I loved how the jars were the perfect height and really worked with the rainbow theme of the party.