Spooky Halloween Cupcake Plate

Gather your friends and have a cupcake this Halloween! This mini cupcake holder is the perfect addition to your party décor and it goes together lickety-split.

DIY Halloween Cupcake plate by Jennifer Priest for Smoothfoam

The beauty of this project is you can make it for any occasion – simply change the colors and motif. Add buttons instead of google eyes with pastel colors for a baby shower cupcake plate or use pom poms instead of the google eyes for a red and green Christmas cupcake plate. How would you customize this cupcake plate for your next celebration?

Gather these supplies:

6″ Smoothfoam disc
8″ Smoothfoam disc
4″ Smoothfoam half-ball
2-1/8″ Smoothfoam ornament
3.5″ Smoothfoam tree
Black self-adhesive PrestoFelt
Westcott non-stick scissors
Glue gun
Foam paint brush
Bamboo skewer
Drill with 1/16″ drill bit
Googly eyes
Acrylic paints: green, orange, black, purple
Glitters: green, orange, black, purple
Heat gun

Drill a hole from the top to the bottom of each Smoothfoam piece. The skewer will be threaded through these holes to keep the cake plate together. Once the holes are drilled, paint each piece of Smoothfoam the color desired and allow to dry.

Paint each piece of Smoothfoam with a second coat of paint – this time, shake on the coordinating color of glitter while the paint is still wet. The paint will act as an adhesive for the glitter. Do this to each piece and then set aside and allow to dry thoroughly. To prevent the glitter from falling into the cupcake later, you can apply a very light coat of spray sealer to the pieces (be sure the label says the sealer is safe for use with craft foam).

After the pieces are dry, thread the half ball onto a bamboo skewer. Press the flat end of the ball onto the table and apply a bit of hot glue to the skewer about 1″ above the top of the half ball. Slide the 8″ Smoothfoam disc onto the skewer. Apply more hot glue to the skewer, about 1″ above the top of the Smoothfoam disc. Thread the Smoothfoam ornament onto the skewer. Apply more hot glue to the skewer, about 1″ above the top of the Smoothfoam ornament and slide the 6″ Smoothfoam disc onto the skewer. Trim the top of the skewer to about 2″ long. Apply hot glue to the remainder of the skewer and thread the Smoothfoam tree onto the top of the skewer.

Touch up any areas of paint and glitter as needed. Cut strips of black adhesive felt into a scalloped border with scissors. Apply the border to the edges of the Smoothfoam dics. Apply a line of hot glue to the top edge of each Smoothfoam disc and apply google eyes to the entire edge of each Smoothfoam disc. Use a heat gun to remove any glue gun strings on the cupcake holder. Add cupcakes and enjoy!

Smoothfoam Halloween CupCake Stand by Jennifer Priest of hydrangeahippo

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