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!
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.