Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DIY Monogrammed Cupcake Tower



I think this simple stack of cast off Christmas boxes, turned cupcake tower is the most wonderful thing ever! I made it for my niece's wedding shower tonight. It was really so simple...anyone could recreate this. I literally went out to the garage and chose some leftover boxes from Christmas morning (that will thankfully be picked up with the trash tomorrow), and wrapped them in brown craft paper. My original plan was to find some gorgeous wrapping paper in her wedding colors, but that didn't happen. Thank goodness for gorgeous ribbon to spruce it all up. I used what I had in my stash of ribbon scraps and bought one roll at Target in the Christmas markdowns. I used my Cricut to cut out the circles and the letters for the monogram. I used each of their first initials (H & D) and the initial of their soon to be last name in the middle.


Then we just surrounded the boxes with the cupcakes and, voila...a super cute, ultra fab, monogrammed cupcake tower is born!


The ribbon and the paper monograms are attached using double stick tape. Oh, how I love thee, double stick tape! Have I ever professed my love for this amazing stuff? I LOVE it and use it all the time for so many things....it makes me very happy.


Here...let me zoom out so that you can get a better view, because obviously, I haven't shown enough pictures of it yet.


See those chocolate brown mercury glass trees? My amazing mother found those at a discount/closeout/salvage store today. They were two for a dollar! That's 50 cents people...2 quarters, or 5 dimes, or 20 nickles...seriously! The price tag on the bottom said $24.99. She has some serious skills.



Se how much fun we had putting this together? Hahaha...I just wanted to use this picture for the scale to show you how large this thing was. It made an amazing centerpiece, even though it wasn't exactly in the center of the table. We actually had to move it because it was bumping into the bottom of the chandelier. I like it even more angled off to the side.


I am already thinking about making another one...it really was that fun! My daughter's 4th birthday is in two weeks and I think another cupcake tower is in order. Hers will be ultra girly, with lots of pink and polka dots. I hope the vision of it I have in my head lives up to my expectations...I wouldn't want to let myself down!



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60 comments:

Brittany said...

love this!

Jess said...

SO glad you're back! {I took a little break too!} Love the cupcake tower. A girly one sounds so cute, can't wait to see it!

Treasia said...

Beautiful cupcake tower. It still amazes me what wonderful ideas we can think of on short notice and for pennies.

Paula said...

What a great idea! A pretty pink one is definitely a must for your little girl's birthday.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea, Amanda! I like it off to the side, too. Love the monograms and the ribbon you used. Everything looks so pretty!

1 Funky Woman said...

Hey there I found you through Sarah@Thrifty Decor Chick and I love your whimsical christmas decor. I also love the cupcake tower yum! I love the fact that you decorated your front door at 11:00 at night. I do the same thing and my neighbors expect it now. In August I start decorating for Halloween and Nov. 1st the Christmas goes up!

I love the christmas ball on the front door, did you make it? Can't wait to follow your blog, check me out I Just started!

megan

LegoLee said...

Welcome back! We've missed you big time! But I'm so glad you took some time to focus on your family.

Now this cupcake tower is darling--what a wonderful idea! Seems like a Cricut is the thing to have.

Love you!
Richella

More than a Mom said...

This is amazing! I'm throwing my sister a baby shower, and this is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing with us!

Katrina said...

What a great way to recycle! It turned out beautifully. Great job!

Paige said...

I love this! I just got a Cricut for Christmas, so I will definitely be keeping this in mind for a future project! :)

By the way, I LOVE using double stick tape for everything too!

Jenglamgirl said...

HI AMANDA~ long time no chatting.. or commenting... stop by my blog sometime! ;)

Seriously, love the cupcake tower, w/ the initials too. The trees your mom found... beautiful and super thifty find!

Kristina P. said...

I am throwing a shower next weekend. I am trying to figure out if I can do this by then. Probably not, but I will definitely do it for the next shower I throw. Too cute!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Aaaaannnd....she's back! ;) Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Glad to see you posting again, miss thang. ;)

Angie said...

This is so cute and I just love the color combo!

Nocona said...

I love how you come up with this stuff! I look at it and think,"Why did I not think of that!" and it is beautiful! You have a gift!

Chance, Stacey, and Shaylee said...

I love this!!! We had cupcakes at our wedding in November. Me and my husband worked on it all night the night before the rehearsal, here is what ours turned out like:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/roxy_15_2003/DetailsCollage1.jpg

Well, I don't have all my pictures downloaded, but the cupcake tier is the bottom right picture (we had a regular cake on the top tier). I really like the monogram on yours though and so wish that you would have posted this for me 2 months ago! LOL!

Nikki said...

I am seriously digging these cupcake towers. I will be using this, it is so versatile.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I've MISSED you!!! I figured hubs was home and haven't wanted to bother you.... That cupcake stand is awesome! You rock!!!!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

That's so pretty and creative! I mean seriously...WOW!
Happy New Year!

All Things Cherish said...

It's about time! Hope your Christmas was fabulous!! This is adorable. I'm having a monogram themed bridal shower for my sis in the spring, will definintely be making this!! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Beautiful!!! I might have to try this! Thanks!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE IT!!! Spectacular job! You're so talented. :-)

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Now that is such a good idea, and so super cute! Way to go!
=)
Megan

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Oh, I love it. So cute and such a great idea!! Now I'll have to think of an excuse to make one. ;)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Soooo caauuuttte!!! I love it, you talented woman you. Can't wait to see the pink version, but I don't see how you can top the green and brown. :)
Glad you enjoyed your blogging break, my friend, but I'm even "gladder" that you're back! Happy New Year!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

I.Love.This. Seriously. My sister's birthday is tomorrow. She is going to be 29 and I am making cookie monster cupcakes for her...she always loved CM. This would be so stinkin' cute! I need a cricut.

Amanda said...

This is SO sophisticated-looking! Love it! So creative.

Heather said...

So pretty and 'green' too! I'm excited to see how your daughter's turns out too!

Carmen said...

Now that is CA-UTE! Great job! I think a girly one would be adorable for your daughter's birthday. :)

Sarah@VintageChic said...

How stinkin' creative are you?!?!?! I love this idea! I got a cupcake/dessert tower for my birthday that I'm itching to use.

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Wow! What a great idea!
Our family is celebrating 3 birthdays this weekend and I will monogram each persons initials on each box and try this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! Can't wait to try it!

More than a Mom said...

Will you share how many dozen cupcakes this is and the sizes of your boxes? Thanks so much again for sharing. I've given you a blog award on my blog. Come by and check it out.

http://more-than-a-mommy.blogspot.com

Congrats!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh girl, this is way to good! To think that those are Christmas boxes from the garage. Way to go! It's awesome looking.

I hope you have fun with your hubby while he is here. I know that you will be cherishing those precious moments until Sunday. Hope you and your family have a blessed and rocking 2010!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh girl, this is way to good! To think that those are Christmas boxes from the garage. Way to go! It's awesome looking.

I hope you have fun with your hubby while he is here. I know that you will be cherishing those precious moments until Sunday. Hope you and your family have a blessed and rocking 2010!

Girly Stuff said...

I am glad you were able to see your husband for Christmas!

I love the cupcake cake. You many need some pink boa's for you daughter's! Just sayin'.

Tracey said...

That is beautiful!

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

How cute!! What a great idea and it made the cupcakes look even more delicious! Just stinking creative I tell you!!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I am in love with that. I may try and recreate that for my baby's 1st birthday. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

What an amazing idea and blog you have!! I'll be featuring!

Kelly said...

A fabulous idea! Last year I told my family it is the year of the cupcake...I just might have to extend that resolution into 2010. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Shelley said...

I just came across this post and thought it was great! I will be linking this week. Thanks!

Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts.com

Nishant said...

What a great idea! A pretty pink one is definitely a must for your little girl's birthday.

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Jaclyn said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I just made a cupcake tower for my friend's baby shower...I linked to your blog.

Jaclyn said...

Here is the post link if you'd like to see it: http://faithhopelovehappiness.blogspot.com/2010/01/cupcake-box-tower-tutorial.html

katie@tulsadetails said...

Just wanted to share this with you: http://tulsadetails.blogspot.com/2010/02/so-crafty.html Loved this idea so much I did one for a baby shower. Thanks for the inspiration!

homemakin-decoratin said...

I know this is an older post of yours, but WOW!! I really love this cupcake tower. It's SO neat and adorable! I had linked you on my blog!:)

Amber said...

What a great idea. We are having a party for 3 family members in a week or so this would be a good way to have them all featured!

Jami said...

This is the best idea ever!! I will definitely have to use it at my next party. So glad I found your blog!
Smiles!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

what a simple, creative idea! i love it! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Alison said...

WOW! This is a simply AMAZING display!! Super cute!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Jenn Seratt said...

I saw this on Anything Related. What a great idea! I often bake for friends' parties and hate to leave my cupcake towers fearing I will never get them back. This would be a great alternative.

Donene said...

This is adorable! What CUTE IDEA!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What an awesome cupcake tower!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

even-star said...

wow that is amazing! What a lucky niece!

Its So Very Cheri said...

This is so adorable.

I love it.

cheri

Suzanne said...

This is one of my favorite cupcake towers ever. So cute!

AUDRA said...

Yumm. This came out great!

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Mandy said...

Darling cupcake tower! I'm dying to make one now! I just need to figure out how to make it ultra-boyish...my next party is for my little boy!
TFS!

debbies said...

OMG!!! I just stumbled on your blog and have been here for over 45minutes looking at all your talented creations!!! WOW girl you are amazing!!!

Nicole Matthew said...

OMG! I have been looking for an idea like this for my wedding. Thank you! I shared your idea on my blog. coachandtheprofessor.blogspot.com.

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