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″
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.
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:)
Now for some exciting news:) One lucky winner will be the new owner of their very own Dremel Trio! We will have a giveaway tomorrow so in the meantime, get your creative juices flowing and be thinking about what you would use this nifty tool for!
If you love my new Shanty Cupcake Tower I would LOVE pins below! Thanks so much:) ~Ashley