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. 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…