Guess what guys? Taylor is turning 9 next month! I don’t know where the time has gone! I oscillate between feeling like I have never been without her and that I just gave birth to her the other day.
This year she has chosen a Rock Star theme for her birthday party. Once we settled on that I immediately started browsing for decorations on Etsy (because you KNOW I love a good theme party) and I found some amazing vinyl record dessert stands that would have been perfect! However, most of the sellers were in Australia or London and the shipping was $25. I couldn’t force myself to pay that much for an item that we would only use for one party, so I started to source materials and realized I could make it for much less than that.
I ordered this cupcake stand kit for only $3.99 from Etsy. It came really quickly and I was happy with it. (Sidenote, you can use this kit to make a dessert tray for many different themes. For instance, how cute would this be for a tea party or an Alice and Wonderland theme?)
I invested less than $20 on the whole project (including all records and the cupcake stand kit).
I waited a week for all my supplies to arrive and then one night after work I spread them out my bed (my favorite spot to do non-messy DIY projects) and Taylor and I got to work.
For this project, you will begin by putting the metal washer onto the screw and then a felt washer. Of course, you are going to need some equipment to carry out this project, including screws, so if you haven’t got any Timco collated screws, you might want to get some from a reliable online seller. Put the screw though the hole of the 12 inch record from the bottom up. Put a felt washer over the screw on the top side of the record, and twist on one of the cake stand rods.
Then, put a felt washer onto the top of that rod and sit your 10 inch record on top. Follow that with a felt washer and screw on the last middle rod. Again, put another felt washer and then your 7 inch record. Top with another felt washer and screw on the top of the cake stand.
It took me and Taylor about 5 minutes to put the whole thing together. Lots of felt washers and screwing but it was very quick. I am really glad that we made our own stand instead of buying one. I love to take part in a quick (and non-messy) DIY project with my girl.
I have a lot more exciting things planned for T’s party. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen the invitations we just sent out. I will have a post up on them next week but here is a preview…