A Really Big Cupcake Tray

We needed a REALLY BIG cupcake tray for my

friend's son's Graduation Party.

So off we went to Goodwill.

And here's what we came back with...

an assortment of metal trays, large, larger and huge!

oh and a salt and pepper mill set.

First I took apart the salt shaker and attached it to the bottom tray with screws.

I took apart the pepper mill and took out the long metal rod
that went all the way up the mill to the finial.

I used a saw to cut the pepper mill into several pieces and layered the other 2 trays in between.

Then replaced the rod from the pepper mill, the rod went through all of the pieces and then I re-attached the top of the mill and screw the finial back on top.
It was a perfect fit!

I added E6000 glue to add a little extra strength to the fittings. After all, this monster is almost 3' high!

I primed and painted it white,

then added rubber legs to the bottom for stability.
I distressed the wooden center pole and used wax to seal the finish.

and here is the finished cupcake stand at last night's party...
(VERY red and green cupcakes taken with the phone camera)

Bad phone pic 
It worked great!

Now we have a neighborhood cupcake tray to share!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .