Princess wanted a cupcake tower with cupcakes for her birthday. Now to get a use and toss type it will cost you at least $8 or you can do what I did and make one.
I started with my supplies, a cardboard box, gift wrap, tape, ribbon, salt containers, razor blade, scissors, hot glue gun and a platter.
First I used the platter as my pattern for the largest (bottom) disc. After cutting the first disc I made two more each one one inch smaller than the previous. I used gift wrap that I already had on hand to make the discs look pretty. I also hot glued ribbon around the edge of each disc. I then emptied the salt from the containers and cut them the size I wanted to hold up the discs. Once the salt containers were cut I hot glued ribbon I already had all the war around. Now it is time to put it all together. Using hot glue and eyeballing the positioning I glued the containers and discs together to get the final product; a cupcake tower. I was originally only going to make it a two tier tower, but Princess informed me it was supposed to have three. This explains the difference between the instructions and the photo.
In order to keep my costs down I was using what I had on hand. Your options are unlimited and I am sure that with more spending I could have made this even nicer. Princess loved it just as it was. Total out of pocket expense $ .76 for the two salt container.