Cupcake Stand Ornaments Display

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15 Minutes

One of the things I enjoy most about the Christmas thrifting season is finding vintage ornaments.

They don't have to be fancy, or rare, or even worth a ton of money.

They just have to be pretty.

It's very unusual to find complete sets of vintage ornaments at the thrift stores around here, but that doesn't mean there isn't cool stuff to be found.

Like these two boxes of colorful glass ornaments, which I found a few years ago.

The one without the cover didn't have a price on it so when I asked the lady said, "How's 50 cents".

Um, Yes. That'll do.

The smaller one with only 6 ornaments was 25 cents. You can see the price written in pencil in the upper left corner.

So for 75 cents I have me the makings of a colorful Christmas display.

This box is a mixed lot with 6 larger ornaments with caps marked Made in U.S.A., and 5 smaller ones marked Germany.

The bluish/green ornament, second from the left in the front row, has a golden cap and isn't marked.

This is a matched set of 6, but the box is missing 3. That's assuming that this was the original box, which you can't always be certain of.

These ornaments have smaller caps and they're all marked Poland.

So what do you do with a 75 cent mixed lot of colorful very fragile vintage glass ornaments?

When you have playful cats like we do you look for a fun way of displaying vintage ornaments that doesn't include a Christmas tree,

Like this framed ornaments tree.

Even though we tie our trees we don't put too many glass ornaments on them, especially vintage ones.

Accidents have been known to occur.

Not blaming anyone, (Salty), but just saying. lol.

So through the snow I went to my greenhouse-turned-storage in the back of the yard in search of this. A $2 cupcake holder that I found a couple of years ago.

I knew it was in there somewhere, just waiting for its some day project to finally come along.

And Eureka! I found it.

Will wonders never cease? lol.

This was so easy it's almost not a project, but after all the searching I did for the cupcake holder I'm definitely counting it as one. lol.

A fun thing about this cupcake holder is that it's a lazy susan, so it can be turned to see all sides.

So simple for such a huge impact.

Look at those colors.

How serendipitous that this cupcake holder has 18 holders and I found 18 ornaments.

What are the odds of that?

Sounds like fate to me. I think they were made for each other.

Now I just have to find a place to put this where curious paws can't reach. lol.

If you enjoyed this project you can find more Christmas projects on my blog here.

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  • GeorgiaBulldogsFan GeorgiaBulldogsFan on Dec 06, 2020

    How adorable! I actually have a red cupcake stand that needs some ornaments in it right away! When I was reading your narrative and you said you had to hunt for the stand that you had purchased several years ago, I could definitely associate. I’m notorious for buying things and “storing” them until I decide what to do with them. Great job! Thanks for sharing your idea too, I’m off to grab my cupcake stand. Lol.

    • Tuula - Color Me Thrifty Tuula - Color Me Thrifty on Dec 06, 2020

      Thanks so much! I`m glad I`m not the only one that happens to. I have many hidden treasures in my greenhouse turned storage. Your red cupcake stand would look amazing as an ornament display.

  • Jaye Jaye on Dec 08, 2020

    Now I know what to do with grandma’s large old Christmas tree ornaments that never get used. This is Very pretty! Exciting way to upcycle...simple nd inexpensive. I don’t have a cupcake stand so this will be a hunting project for next summer’s garage sales, estate sales, etc. No need to shop at the dollar store; to sand or glue, or spray paint. You have created a treasure for years of enjoyment. Thank you.

    • Tuula - Color Me Thrifty Tuula - Color Me Thrifty on Dec 18, 2020

      You're so welcome! This is a wonderful way to display treasured ornaments and it can easily be changed up each Christmas. I wish you luck with your cupcake stand hunt next summer. :)