Repurposed Cupcake Stand Garden Art Flowers

It may be for cupcakes but what I saw were petals and leaves. One of my favorite things to do when browsing thrift store aisles is to challenge myself to see the potential of what things COULD be rather than what they actually are. Such was the case with this Wilton Cupcakes 'N More metal stand found at Goodwill. What I saw instead were these bright and whimsical garden art flowers. 

Recycled Outdoor Flower Craft

Repurposed Cupcake Stand Garden Art Flowers


I have a shady spot in our backyard just begging for vibrant flowers but I can't get anything to bloom there. Until now...

Recycled Garden Art

They compliment the faux oxidized Le Jardin door I made a few years ago. I mean what's a garden without flowers, right!

Last week I posted the metal cupcake stand on my Facebook page asking readers to guess what I may be doing with it. While no one guessed where my quirky brain took it, so many excellent ideas emerged. I love how a new set of eyes can see something completely different. Now I'm on the hunt for two more cupcake stands because those ideas were so darn good.

Repurposed Metal Cupcake Stand

I've been admiring my friend Tuula's Color Me Thrifty creative junk art flowers for a few years and have been waiting for the perfect junk thrift store find to make some, hence the reason my focus immediately went to the flower art idea.

DIY Outdoor Flower Art

How To Make Garden Flowers From A Metal Cupcake Stand

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Dismantle The Cupcake Stand

The first thing I did was dismantle the Wilton cupcake stand with wire cutters. Can you see the flowers now? A nice surprise in the dismantling process was that it provided readymade leaves for the flowers too.

DIY Scrap Metal Art

Spray Paint The Cupcake Stand Pieces

Next up, time to spray paint the cupcake stand pieces in pretty colors. We've been quacking like ducks over here with nothing but rain. Spray painting the flowers was a challenge and took weeks between coats while waiting for some sunshine so I could paint outdoors.

DIY Garden Art Flowers

For the stems, I found some metal garden stakes in the shed and spray painted them hunter green along with the leaves. The round connectors, or whatever you call them, where the rods screwed into each tier made for perfect flower centers, spray-painted sun yellow.

Once the centers were dry I covered them in painters tape and painted each flower a different color. Starting with the largest flower from the bottom tier in berry pink (my favorite) and the medium flower from the middle tier in silver lilac. Not as bright as the other two colors but pretty none-the-less. The smallest flower from the top tier is a bright poppy red color.

Assembling The Recycled Cupcake Stand Flowers

Time to assemble the garden junk flowers. The hole on the back of each cupcake tier, now flower, where the rod of the stand screwed into each tier was the perfect size for the metal stakes I found in the shed. All we did was bend the top in a vice.

Next, we cold-welded the two pieces together with epoxy glue for metal. The leaves were attached to the metal stakes with wire and touched up with green spray paint later.

DIY Junk Garden Flowers

And now we have fun whimsical garden art flowers for our back yard. The whimsical metal garden animals I freshened up last year were getting lonely.

DIY Metal Garden Art

If you have any questions about these recycled garden art flowers, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

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Repurposed Cupcake Stand Garden Art Flowers

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28 comments

  1. OKAY! Marie you need to win an award with this project...BRILLIANT..and so much fun! I've been disappointed at no colored glass at the local Goodwill to make flowers with, but I know I have passed up cupcake stands, Duh, boy I feel dumb! Such a great project!!!!!!!!!FIRST PRIZE to Marie!

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    1. 🤣 Sandi, you made my day! I bet you'll never look at another cupcake stand the same way again, I know I won't! So pleased you like this recycled garden art idea. Now go get yourself some cupcake stands. 😂

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  2. I LOVE this idea Marie and I totally agree with Sandi. You deserve an award for those creative eyes of yours.

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  3. What a great use for the cupcake stand! So clever. I've never had one of those stands that worked well & wish I had thought of this!!!

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    1. Thank you Virginia, I'm glad you like what I did with it! 😊 Exactly, that's why I figured it was fair game to dismantle it.

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  4. Oh my gosh Marie this is too cute. You have such vision. These are adorable. Happy Sunday. xoxo Kris

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  5. Marie these are super cute. You have such a great eye to see things and what they could be. Happy Sunday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. I'm glad you like them, Kris! What should have been an afternoon project took weeks thanks to all the rain we've been having. We're half way through summer and WE HAVEN'T HAD SUMMER! My flowers are not doing well either, thank goodness I have these fake ones to brighten up the garden. LOL Have a great Sunday to you my friend and hugs from Canada. xo

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  6. I absolutely love your flowers Marie! Repurposed flowers are one of my favourite things to make, and yours rock. Love the colours! Thanks for the shout out. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tuula, I'm glad you like them. Means a lot coming from my Flower Art Guru! Hugs from the west xo

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  7. I'm so in love with these flowers!! They're awesome! Pinned to my garden art board. Followed you on facebook.

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    1. I'm glad you like my quirky flowers, Allyson! Thank you so much for the pin and the follow 🤗

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  8. What a fabulous idea! I would never have looked at that cupcake stand and thought "flowers" but these are absolutely adorable in the garden. Great thinking!!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you like my quirky flower idea!

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  9. What a fantastic idea they look great, it's amazing what you can repurposed with a little imagination.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I'm not a fan of these cupcake stands because they're a little flimsy but they sure make cute junk art flowers! LOL

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    1. Thanks a bunch Sarah! 😀 They were a fun project and they make me smile everytime I look out my kitchen window and see them in our flower bed.

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  11. This is so clever and way better than any old cupcake stand! The way your crafty brain works amazes me. :)

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    1. Awe shucks thanks Cindy 😀 The stand for it's intended purpose was kind of flimsy but as garden flowers, way more fun! LOL

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  13. I'll be featuring you when the next party starts on my Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

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  14. Very creative, a wonderful idea!

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    1. Thank you very much, Irene, I'm glad you like this repurpose! 😀

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