Today’s DIY party idea comes from an elevencupcakes favorite, Martha Stewart.  Using plain old paper plates and rubber bands you can make fabulous little snack bowls or favor containers.

It could also be a great art project by first decorating the plates.  Rubber bands come in almost any color it is easy to coordinate with any theme.  For the full supply list and tutorial click here.  Thank you to the creative minds at Martha Stewart for sharing this idea.

We hope we have inspired you this week to create something DIY for your next celebration.

Today’s DIY idea turns a cardboard bottle caddy into a party perfect silverware caddy.

An old Izzy bottle caddy re-purposed with paint, paper, and ribbon  was all we needed for this project.

First we painted it using acrylic black paint.  After that dried we wrapped the bottom with a 4″  belt of paper made  from old book pages.  We finished it with orange ribbon.  We decorated this one to match our upcoming spooky story party.   It would be easy to make your silverware caddy customized for your party’s theme and decor.

Small plastic cups helped keep our silverware standing upright.  We had four places for forks, knives, spoons, and straws.  We hope you enjoyed today’s DIY idea.

This simple lollypop stand can work great for cake pops, lollypops, rock candy, and more! You can find the full tutorial here. If you plan on using this for more than one occasion, choose a ribbon color that could work for both. We found that red and white were good colors that could be used over and over again.Here is the one we made for a Sesame Street inspired party.

A while ago I stumbled across this tutorial on pinterest and knew it was something I needed to make. Modern Moments shares a great (super easy) tutorial on how to make your own mini cupcake stand. Seriously, how cute are these?!?

{image via Modern Moments}

This week is full of DIY ideas to create your perfect handmade tablescape at your next party.

Today we’re sharing our idea for a terrarium style cake stand made from a wine glass and glass plate. This simple project makes a beautiful statement on any table and can be used for any occasion.  The bottom of our cake stand  makes a great display for any treasure that can fit inside.

We started with  a wine glass and glass plate from IKEA and  special glue made for bonding glass.

Cake Stand Supplies

This glue dries clear and fairly quickly.  It is also dishwasher safe, which is  a big plus.

After washing and drying thoroughly both the plate and glass we applied our glue according to the manufacturer’s directions.   Our plate had some ridges on the bottom making it easy to identify the center, which helped when we set it on the wine glass.  This glue dries clear, which gave us a room to be a bit messy when we lined up our plate and glass.

We then applied pressure for 60 seconds. To add additional pressure (and help seal the bond)  some of our favorite books helped us. We then let it sit with the books on top overnight. Our glue said it can take up to 16 hours to finish bonding the pieces.

We got our cake stand ready for a spooky story we’re hosting with a mini pumpkin and shredded paper. It was easiest to set the pumpkin and paper upside down and then flip the cake stand over.  We’re already thinking of filling it with an LED tealight and fall leaves for a Thanksgiving table and making it look like a mini snow globe for winter celebration. We’re going to have a new display for every celebration!