Tutorial: Peppermint Cupcake Stand

The candy corn cupcake stand that I made for Halloween can easily be transformed into a holiday dessert stand simply by using white and red round peppermints.

peppermint cupcake stand
Photograph by Rebecca Watkins

For this project, you'll just need three sheets of white 12"x12" glitter card stock (this one is from American Crafts purchased at AC Moore), 14" and 10" cake circles (from Michael's), a glass vase, two-sided tape, glue, and three 6.5 oz bags of round peppermints.
  1. Trace and cut one sheet of glitter card stock using the 10" cake circle as a template. 
  2. Glue the card stock on top of the white side of the cake circle.
  3. Cut 3/16" strips of the card stock and glue to the sides of the cake circle.
  4. Unwrapped peppermints and glue along the edge of the cake circle.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 with the 14" cake circle.
  6. Fill the glass vase with wrapped peppermints. Then put two-sided tape along the lip of the vase and set the 10" cake circle on top. 
To make the peppermint garland, tie the ends of the wrappers with clear monofilament cord.

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  1. Oh my goodness...I love this! My Christmas theme this year is red and white...it would fit in perfectly with my decor. I wish I would have seen this earlier. I'm hosting a Christmas party at my office and I would have loved to add this in.

  2. That's cute. But I'm really loving the peppermint garland. Adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  3. Thanks for visiting me :). LOVE your site! So many cute ideas!!! ~Jess

  4. That is great! A simple project with maximum impact. Fabulous!

  5. Love it! I can't get enough of the red and white combo this time of year and I looooove peppermint candies. This is the perfect craft!

  6. I LOVE this!!! So simple and festive! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

  7. This is such a GOOD idea! come on over and link up to MMM!

  8. Super cute and creative! Great job!

  9. Love the red/white BEAUTY!!! Knowing the ones around here, I'll try using Royal Icing as the glue for the candies. TRY, that is.

  10. How do you cut a 14" circle out of a 12" card stock?

    1. You will need to use the third card stock to cover the rest of the 14" circle.


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