This month for our Lowes Challenge, one of the topics we could choose was a DIY project for fall entertaining. I love Fall — it’s the perfect time for a party!! So I wanted to make some tiered DIY wooden cake pedestals. It’s a easy project and I think it would be awesome on a Halloween or Thanksgiving table!!
We dipped the pedestals in gold too – for an even more festive look!
Here’s how we made these easy DIY serving pedestals:
I looked through my pile of left-over boards from the #1905Cottage project and found some different width boards that we cut to different sizes. (We used mostly 1-inch thick, premium pine.) I also chose some leftover molding — like 1x2s and a few smaller molding pieces — for the “skirts.”
Then we sanded the boards and stained them.
We cut the skirts — like a small frame around the bottom of each board — with 90-degree, straight cuts, instead of doing 45-degree corners. For this project, I wanted that look, but you could do your skirt with 45 degree cuts (like a picture frame) instead.
I attached the skirts with wood glue and small finish nails.
And then we attached different sized legs from Lowes to the bottom of the boards. I also took some smaller pieces of molding and cut those to make legs. Super easy! (On the shortest table, I had to cut some 2×2-inch boards to place between the legs and the top so that the legs weren’t covered by the “skirt.”)
The last thing I did was I taped off the little pedestals at different angles and spray painted them with Valspar Gold Spray Paint.
Once they were dry, I peeled off the tape and they were ready.
Note – you don’t want to put food directly on these surfaces: I don’t know how “food safe” they are, but you can put a pretty pie plate on them. Also cupcakes in wrappers would be awesome.
I think the different heights of the pedestals really adds some interest and drama to a Thanksgiving table. I also think you could make just one and use it as a centerpiece for a set of pretty candles. These would also be so pretty for a wedding. You could make a few and then put jars of candies or different treats on a buffet table!
You can follow along with Lowe’s on Facebook for more great ideas and sign up for their FREE Creative Ideas Magazine with TONS of great DIY ideas and instructions!!
Have a CREATIVE Day!
Thanks to Lowes for gift cards I used to create this project. You can find out more about my disclosures here.
Any chance you can tell me where to get the gold polka dot tablecloth/fabric?
Jane Rotton says
I looked for the instruction for the menu stand but couldn’t find it. Did you make it ?
Cindy Hopper says
Pinned I love these! You have the best ideas.
Krista @ the happy housie says
These are so pretty Jen- the gold is the perfect complement to the stained wood colour and the perfect colour for the holiday season!! Thanks for the tutorial! Pinning:)
[email protected] of Laughter says
This is so gorgeous Jen! I especially love the gold paint…so glam and fabulous! Angie xo
nest of posies says
Jen, Jen, Jen, Jen!
these are fantastic & so fun for a gathering! how beautiful will these be for your cookie exchange & the holidays. GORGEOUS!
Jim Thomas says
That looks like something I could do in an afternoon and would add a nice touch to the season. Thank you for sharing.
Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer says
LOVE these! Perfect and fun!
[email protected] Creative Raisins says
These are fantastic so much better than a store bought stand. ~ Lisa
So cute! I’m loving the gold dots. I just purchased some gold dot burlap from Joann’s and plan to make some coasters as gifts and also a runner for my holiday table with it. These pedestals would look so good on the table!
That sounds so pretty Sydney!! I haven’t seen burlap with gold dots. I need some LOL!!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!
I just purchased that same burlap not knowing what to do with it but I couldn’t pass it up! I might borrow your table runner idea and have to make this stand as a centerpiece for gourds and a candle 🙂
I like the way it’s casual and fancy all in one! 🙂
[email protected] says
These are great! I love the menu board too. I must remember this idea for the holidays.
They were really fun to make. I am excited to use them this Fall!!
Angie m says
Tonya Staab says
Ooh, I love the gold. I made a few of these recently and use them all the time. I think I need another set in gold though. Love the round legs.
I want to see your pedestals! Have you blogged about them. So fun!!
Tonya Staab says
I did, but they aren’t nearly as fancy as yours :). http://www.tonyastaab.com/2013/06/entertaining-tip-making-food-visible-on-diy-stands.html