Hey Friends! Today is the Creative Craft Hop and I have a fun craft for you. An easy DIY riser or mini cake stand.
A quick shout out to Sara from Birdz Of A Feather for hosting this hop.
She always does a fabulous job and makes getting together so much fun.
If you are coming here from Nikki’s at Life As A Leo Wife, Welcome! I’m so happy that you are here and hope that you enjoy the visit!
My friend Corine over at Junk To Gems was sharing how to make these risers using only a few items and I couldn’t resist giving it a try.
Round Metal Sign – Dollar Tree
Candlestick – I found mine at a thrift store
Paint your metal sign and candlestick.
Since my candle stick was glass and the sign metal I chose to use a white milk paint that I had on hand to skip sanding and priming these items.
It may take a few coats for coverage.
I wanted my finished piece to be a little rustic so I decided to distress both the stand and the sign.
For the candlestick I used sandpaper to lightly distress it.
Using sandpaper to distress the metal sign didn’t work.
When sanded the silver metal showed.
Since the candlestick was black it looked funny with one being silver and the other black.
My solution was to take a small black stamp pad and lightly brush it onto the metal sign.
This worked very well and matched the candlestick perfectly!
Once both the candlestick and the metal sign were painted and distressed it was time to glue them together to create the riser.
I used gorilla glue, but you will use a glue that is suitable for the items you are using.
Simply add glue to the candlestick.
Then place the candlestick onto the bottom of the metal sign.
Once the glue had dried – paint the bottom of the sign white.
I waited to do this step so that the glue would adhere better.
And let me tell you – Corine is a genius because making this DIY riser/ cake stand was so easy and fun that I’m looking for supplies to make more!
Super easy, fun and inexpensive to make.
My kind of craft!
Now please join me in heading over to Carols at Blue Sky At Home to see her DIY Planters for St. Patrick’s Day!
Once you are finished there be sure and check out the other bloggers to see their crafts also!
Until next time….
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