Halloween Craft Challenge Inspiration: Halloween Cupcake Stand

This week, we announced our Halloween Craft Challenge!  We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:

Halloween Ribbon

to create a craft project with!  So, all week long a different Ribbonista will be creating an inspiration project.  Today we have Prima Ribbonista, Shellye McDaniel, with a Halloween Cupcake Stand!

If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!!


I love doing fun things when it’s time for Bunco or kids’ parties…nothing is spared decoration…not even the cupcake stand!

Halloween Cupcake Stand

 All you need is a footed cake stand, a tall object for height and interest and of course ribbons for creating a skirt and for embellishing.

Halloween Cupcake Stand

Let’s start with the skirt:  first, decide how long you would like for the ribbons to hang down on the sides; cut 3 strips of the same length.  Lay the ribbons out over the cake stand.  Once the lengths are even, glue all three together in the center.

Halloween Cupcake Stand

I have not used a wired ribbon for the skirt before, but really like how it molds to the sides.  Next, I tied small bows from the orange grosgrain ribbon and attached it (along with a large black pom pom) to the ends of each ribbon.  Find a plate that is just a bit smaller than the cake stand and sit it on top of the ribbon skirt.

Halloween Cupcake Stand

Halloween Cupcake Stand

For the centerpiece I used an inexpensive wooden candelabra and paper straws.  I wanted to bring out the white in the cake stand and stitched ribbon, so I chose a white and black dot straw.  The straws also served as holders for the curly-q pipe cleaners! 

Halloween Cupcake Stand

Next, I began assembling layers of bows into one larger bow and then glued it to the top of the candelabra, along with a glittery jack ‘o lantern.

Halloween Cupcake Stand

Now for the batty cupcakes!  I knotted the stitched grosgrain ribbon and cut the ends at an angle with pinking shears.  Two small white pearls were added to the center and then dotted with a black permanent marker for the eyes.  I attached each bat to a pixie stick and then inserted them into the cupcakes.

Blog post by: Shellye McDaniel


Other Products Used:


  • Wooden Candelabra
  • 4 paper straws
  • 3 Pipe cleaners
  • Large black pom poms
  • Small adhesive pearls
  • Permanent black marker
  • Pixie Sticks or coffee stirrers
  • Pumpkin Embellishment


Products Referenced in This Post

  1. Monique Liedtke

    Shellye this is so awesome!!! I just love this! PInning it!

  2. TracyM #6773

    WOW – your cupcake stand is fun & fabulous Shellye!!!


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