Looking for a love-themed cake or cupcake stand for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary?  Why not make one from terra-cotta flower pots?  A red and white striped cake stand is one of those pieces that is worth keeping around the house.  It works for several holidays and multiple party themes, with just a change in trim.  In fact, this cake stand used to look very different!

Make a love-themed cake stand from terra cotta flower pots, using this tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs.

Turn terra cotta pots into a valentine cake stand.

Last month I showed you my Dr. Seuss-Inspired Cake Stand, (which includes the full tutorial for painting this red and white stand) and I promised to show you its Valentine’s Day update.

Make a painted cake stand from flower pots, using this fun tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs.

Replace feather trim with heart ribbon and letters.

Switching from whimsical Seuss to sweet hearts couldn’t be much easier.  I simply removed the blue feather boa trim and attached some hand-cut cardstock hearts to the rim using removeable adhesive dots, then glued a heart ribbon bow to the front.  I painted a chipboard X and O (from my stash) using red and pink acrylic paint and glued them to the center of my bow for an extra added detail.

Make a love-themed cake stand for Valentine's Day or anniversaries using acrylic paint and terra cotta flower pots.  Tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs at carlaschauer.com.

Finished cake stand with printable cupcake decorations (carlaschauerdesigns.etsy.com).

I paired my love-themed cake stand with pink and red printable cupcake decorations from the Stripes & Dots Party Kits, and layered cardstock hearts in the center of the toppers to match the hearts on the rim. That’s it, I told you it was easy!

Using repositional adhesive allows for an easy transition between themes and multiple uses for one decoration. Plus, making the original cake stand took less than 15 minutes, and changing the theme took less than 10, including cutting the hearts. Hooray for decorations that can be used more than once!

Thanks for stopping by to see my love-themed cake stand makeover!

Until next time..


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