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Personalized Graduation Cap Cupcake Stand

Beth Watson
June 8, 2018

Graduation season is here and this year my Nephew graduates from High School! The one thing he wanted at his party? CUPCAKES! Joy® Embroidered Adhesive Letters allows any project to be easily personalized.

You will need:

  • Joy® Embroidered, Iron-on letters and numbers - Varsity 3" Red and White - BHS and 2018
  • Tombow USA Xtreme Tabs - clear
  • Terra Cotta Pots - 10"; 8"; 6" and 4" (one each)
  • Wooden Squares - 12"; 10"; 8" and 6" (one each) 
  • Acrylic Craft Paint - black; 
  • Paintbrush 
  • Embroidery Floss - red (4 skeins) 
  • Buttons - black 1" (4); Scissors

Instructions: 1. Base coat the terra cotta pots and wooden squares with black acrylic craft paint. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.

2. Measure and cut one (1) 24" length and one (1) 12" length of floss from each skein. Thread the 24" length through the folded end of the skein. Tie the 12" length around the skein in a knot.  Wrap the ends around several times and then knot again.  Trim ends with scissors and tuck the knot into the center of the tassel.

3.  Apply the embroidered letters by peeling off the backing paper and applying directly to the base of the painted terra cotta pot.  I placed BHS on one side and 2018 on the other.

 4. Attach a tassel to the center of each painted wooden square with a Tombow Xtreme Tab and a black button on top.  These tabs are clear so they won't show on your finished project. 5.  To assemble the cupcake stand stack the terra cotta pots and wooden squares on top of each other using Tombow Xtreme Tabs to secure the layers from largest to smallest.  Trim the tassels, if necessary.

Fill the stand with cupcakes (and cookies) to celebrate your graduate's accomplishments!

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters and numbers are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.

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