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Guest Project — Throw a Rustic Wedding & make a DIY Tree Cupcake Stand {tutorial}

Happy Friday Tatertots and Jello readers!
I’m Andrea, your guest blogger today from *Keepin it Thrifty*
*Keepin it Thrifty*

*Keepin it Thrifty* is my collection of DIY, thrifty fashions, Goodwill finds, & anything thrifty

Stop by and take a look, I love meeting new thrifty people. :)
Today, I’m so excited to share with you my DIY Rustic Cupcake Stand. Tatertots & Jello
is my favorite blog when it comes to inspiration.
Thereis always so many wonderful things linked up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party, you guys are amazing and very inspiring!!
I hope this tutorial inspires you! 
DIY Rustic Cupcake Stand Tutorial
  Step 1. Cut three stair step size logs to your desired size. Mine was 10, 12, & 15″

Step 2. Cut two smaller size logs.
{these will go in the middle}
Mine was 6″
Step 3. Take your drill & screw and drill into the above tier
make sure you go in at a angle.
{like shown in pic below}

Step 4. Repeat step three to the opposite side. You want to make sure your smaller log is securely screwed to the top tier and to the bottom. Note: you will use four screws for each tier  

Step 5. Take one screw and drill it into the top. Once again, making sure it is secure.

Step 6.  Repeat steps 3 -5 for each tier
{this is what your stand should look like so far}

It’s really simple and just think of it as a “stacking method” Step 7. Your FINISHED

This is what your rustic cupcake stand should look like finished.
And here is my cupcake stand at my wedding.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! 
Jen, thank you so much again for allowing me to share with your readers my tutorial. It’s a honor to be on your blog!
Here are a few more DIY wedding crafts I made for my wedding.
And to see a sneak peek at my wedding in pictures
 Wow – what a beautiful wedding Andrea!! 
Thank you for sharing it with us!!!
I love the birch tree arbor that you were married under!
Be sure to check out Keeping it Thrifty for more great ideas, like:
{and I love Andreas What I Wore posts, where she shows how us how she takes thrift store finds and turns them into fabulous outfits!}
{Aren’t Andrea and her new hubby adorable? Congratulations to them!!}
Be sure to head over to Keeping it Thrifty to find out what’s next for Andrea!
I love that Rustic Wedding/Party theme idea! 
 Here are a few more pretty Rustic links:
 {Rustic table Numbers @ Le Fru Fru}







{Shop Ruche}

{Kayce’s Blog}


PS It’s Fri-day!!! 

Time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!!! 


I am SO excited to see what YOU have been working on this week! I’d love to have you link up tonight. The party starts at 6 pm MST.


  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to
    be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking
    forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!
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  2. Allison says:

    Awesome! I’m doing one as well and its nice to find someone who posted how they did it… instead of the ones on sale on etsy for $200 ! How many cupcakes did this stand hold? I’m inviting 160peopl and I’m thinking I will do 4 thinner layers and start with a larger diameter. That should also cut down on the weight because this one looks pretty heavy. Thanks for posting!

  3. Jenette says:
  4. badgerl19 says:

    I love all this!!!! I had the honor of seeing all this in person!!! Andrea is now my sister-in-law everything she creates blows my mind!!! I can't wait to see what she has in store next!!! The word to best describe the wedding was MAGICAL!!! Maybe it was the whole "rustic" effect that made it so. The rustic cake stand was my favorite! It was a surprise to me and right when I saw it I had to run over with my jaw dropped! The cupcakes were the best!!! I took 3 home! Keep em coming Andrea!!!

  5. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    LOVE Andrea's blog!!! Such a GREAT idea!!! It looks like they spent a ton on the cake stand and to find out she made it!?!?! VERY COOL!

  6. Very cool ideas!! Love em.

  7. Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty says:

    Thanks for all the sweet comments guys! And thank you again Jen for having me!!

  8. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    How adorable is that cupcake stand!?! It would be so cute for a camp out themed birthday party too!

  9. Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings says:

    I heart Andrea~ she is an amazing person. I am thankful to know her and all her thrifty awesomeness!

  10. Love Love Love!!! Andrea is awesome!!

  11. I {heart} Andrea! She is so awesome and amazing! So excited to see her featured here! :)

  12. this is just perfect for summer,, so natural,, what a great idea,, beautiful

  13. Melissa Lewis says:

    This is so adorable. I love this idea for a cupcake display! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Maggie @ Black and White {Side by Side} says:

    What a beautiful wedding!!! Great job, Andrea! I agree with the comment above, Andrea is a beautiful person inside & out :) And her hubby Taylor isn't too shabby either! They were hilarious together at their bridal shower! Congratulations!!!

  15. Andrea is an amazingly beautiful person inside and out and I'm so glad to see her here! I just love her cupcake stand!

  16. Love the rustic theme and Andrea made a beautiful bride. I'm going to have to add her blog to my long list of blogs I follow. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Lindsay says:

    This is so creative. Im always looking for a clever cupcake stand idea :) THANKS!

  18. Monique says:

    Andrea is my blogger bff! She is amazing! :) xx