If you're hosting a birthday party, make it a "green" one. Forget the plastic and go paper -- paper plates, paper tablecloth, and all-paper decorations!
Tools and Materials
Bare by Solo cups, dessert plates, dinner plates, and luncheon plates
Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
Candy, macarons, and treats to fill treat stand
Tiered Paper Candy Stand How-To
1. Place a ruler on the diagonal of the bottom of a dessert plate. Draw 3 3/4-inch lines in the center, on the diagonal, in both directions. Center the top (mouth) of a cup on the endpoints and outline it.
2. Repeat process on the top of the dinner plate.
3. Draw 2 1/4-inch lines in the center of the top and bottom of the luncheon plate. Center the bottom of a cup on the endpoints and outline it.
4. Run a bead of hot glue on the bottom rim of a cup. Affix cup to the bottom of the luncheon plate. Run a bead of hot glue on the top rim of another cup. Affix to the bottom of the dessert plate.
5. Run a bead of hot glue on the top rim of the luncheon plate cup. Turn over and affix to the top of the dinner plate, making sure that the plates are square to each other.
6. Run a bead of hot glue on the bottom of the dessert plate cup. Affix to top of luncheon plate, making sure plate is square to the rest.
7. Fill the tiered treat stand: On bottom tier, place candy in candy cups. Place macarons on middle tier and a big red paper poppy on the top tier.
To find retailers where Bare by Solo cups, dessert plates, dinner plates, and luncheon plates are available, visit barebysolo.com. Bare is a new brand of convenience tableware bringing eco-forward alternatives to consumers as they try to make more environmentally conscious choices. Macarons used on the show are from Macaron Cafe, and the candy used on the show is fromPapabubble.