Let’s face it, we all need a little lift every now and then. No, not a face lift! I’m talking about a decor lift. Got a candle that you want to be higher than the rest of your arrangement? Or a picture that you want to stand a little higher than the rest of the frames? Then you definitely want to see how I made a quick DIY easy riser.
two wooden rounds – Hobby Lobby
3 – glass drawer pulls ( or wooden ones)
Chalk Paint or Acrylic Craft Paint – I used some I had on hand.
Chocolate Stamp Pad
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Paint the wooden rounds white on the one side the edges.
Flip over and paint about 1/2 inch from the edge.
The rest of the circle will not be seen.
Using a wooden BBQ skewer, thread the wooden beads onto your skewers.
Then paint each bead.
Be sure and leave empty space between each bead when letting them dry to prevent them from sticking together.
Flip the wooden circle to the unpainted side.
Lining up the beads with the edge of the circle, glue the wooden beads on with hot glue.
Continue all the way around the circle until the edge is covered with beads.
Once this is done, glue the “bottom” or unpainted side of the second circle to the top of the beads.
Now the riser is pretty cute just like it is, however I decided that I wanted a little more distressed look.
So I took a small chocolate stamp pad and gently added some ink to the edges of my riser, to the face of the beads and gently over the top.
I added ink anyplace that a piece like this would naturally wear.
Once the brown ink has dried, add small legs.
Flip your riser over so that the bottom is facing up.
Hot glue “legs” to the bottom of your riser.
I used some old glass drawer pulls that I had, however you could use larger wooden beads, wooden pulls or just about anything that you want to add height to the riser!
This simple DIY easy riser is one of my favorite projects.
In fact, I want to make more!
You can see the video tutorial on how to make this here.
And don’t forget to head on over to Terrie’s to see what her craft for today looks like!
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Also, be sure and check back here and on Facebook on Friday when Terrie and I will be sharing our Fall Home Tour!
You don’t want to miss it!
Until next time…
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