While planning Raley’s Rapunzel birthday party, we came across some Rapunzel cupcake towers while scrolling through Pinterest one day and Raley LOVED it, so I had to attempt to make it happen. It turns out that creating this DIY Rapunzel cupcake tower could not have been simpler, and you can find just about everything you need at Hobby Lobby. It added the perfect touch and some dimension to her dessert table for her party this past weekend.
How to make a DIY Rapunzel Cupcake Tower
- 3 round cardboard cake platters (3 different sizes)
- Thin white ribbon
- 2 cans of Pringles
- Scrapbook paper (I used paper that looked like white brick)
- Thin green garland
- Bird house
- Paint (whatever colors you choose)
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Super Glue
This is how your tower will be assembled. From bottom: Large cake platter – Pringles can – Medium cake platter – Pringles can – Small cake platter – bird house
Wrap your Pringles cans with your scrapbook paper. Cut down the paper to the appropriate size and hot glue the paper in place.
Wrap green garland around the Pringles cans and hot glue in place
Hot glue the white ribbon around the outer edges of the cardboard cake platters (to cover the ugly brown edges).
Assemble the tower. Glue the bottom of one Pringles can to the largest cake platter (this platter will be flat on the table).
*I used super glue for this step because I didn’t feel like the hot glue was sturdy enough.
Then glue the next size cake platter to the top of the Pringles can. Repeat this for the remaining Pringles can, with the smallest cake platter on top.
Paint your bird house. I let Raley help with this step and she loved that she got to be a part of making her decorations. I used purple paint for the roof, grey for the base, and I mixed white and grey together to make a very light greyish color for the body of the house. You can use whatever colors you choose.
After the paint is dry, add some garland to the house if you’d like. I thought it added some color so that the house didn’t look so plain. You could also paint a design on the house if you wanted (I’m not that talented!)
Glue your birdhouse to the very top and you’re finished!
Fill with cupcakes and step back and admire your beautiful creation! This cupcake tower held about 18 cupcakes.
Easy as that! Have a wonderful weekend and happy creating 🙂
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