One thing I knew I wanted was depth and varying heights for the cupcake displays. I have the 3-tier cupcake holder (that everyone has) but wanted to do something a little more authentic. I came up with an idea to make a tray out of a few things I picked up. My goal was to keep it inexpensive & upcycle. I found these square, white trays at Joann's on sale after 4th of July for under $4 each. Then I stopped at the Goodwill store where I purchased the milk-glass bud vase for 99 cents! A little glass/plastic adhesive and I was in business.
I wanted the opportunity to use the tray again without a permanent color scheme, so I cut paper to just lay on the bottom of the tray. Then I used scallop circle nestabilities to die-cut various pattern papers & scattered them around tray & table for some texture.
Just add cupcakes and wala!
I will add more about my birthday table menagerie another day! Thanks for checking it out, hope it inspires you.