Paper towel tubes are the base of a precious cake stand. So start preparing your favorite cupcake recipe, they are about to have a brand new display.

April 20, 2018

Recycling corrugated cardboard means it doesn't have to stay it's original, drab form. A coat of paint transforms it to the base of cute cupcake stand. Cute, and environmentally responsible.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cardboard discs

Cut your corrugated cardboard into three discs. One disc will be 12-inches in diameter, one will be 9-inches, and one will be 5-inches. Paint them on each side. Let dry. It may take two coats to completely cover the cardboard. Once the painted discs are dry, lightly mark the center of each disc on both sides. Place a toilet paper tube at the center. Lightly trace around it with pencil. Repeat this on each side of the discs.

Step 2

Attach tubes

Starting with the 5-inch disc (which will be the base), use the outline of the tube as a guideline for the hot glue. Place the tube on top of the glue circle, and add more glue to seal the seam. Attach the bottom of the 12-inch disc to the top of the tube attached to the 5-inch disc using the same gluing method. Then attach the second tube on top of the 12-inch tube. Glue the 9-inch disc on top.

Step 3


To add the trim, cut the cardstock into 1-inch strips that is long enough to cover the edge of the 12-inch and 9-inch discs. Use the edge punch to add a scalloped edge. If you do not have an edge punch, use pinking shears for the edge design. Attach each strip to each disc with adhesive dots or glue. For the 5-inch base cut and attach a 1/4-inch-wide strip of cardstock.


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