Today’s tutorial is definitely a favorite of mine! I am a fan of any and all cake stands and what I like even more about this one is that it can not only hold desserts but also all of the little things that seem to clutter my desk. Â So, read on to see how the talented and creative Stefanie of Anna and Blue Paperie took inexpensive items and created a Pottery Barn worthy tiered stand.
This DIY Tiered Stand is so easy to make and incredibly inexpensive. Â It’sÂ perfect for displaying holiday decor and desserts.Â Â The stand would also be an excellent piece to keep your craft supplies and would add a pretty touch to any office or craft room.
- 3 wooden nesting trays
- Spindles or candle sticks (I used metal candle sticks that unscrewed to create different lengths)
- Spray paint
- Fine grain sand paper
- All-purpose glue
- Optional – knobs ad/or dowel feet
Spray paintÂ all of your materials that will be used for the tiered stand ie. trays, candlesticks etc.Â I recommend at least two coats of spray paint.Â Allow to fully dry.
Using your fine grain sand paper, gently sand over any rough patches on your traysÂ until smooth.Â To achieve a distressed look, simply sand until some of the natural color of the wood comes through.
If adding legs for your tray,Â Â squeeze glueÂ onto the bottom of one of your dowels and place on the bottom side of yourÂ largest tray.Â Repeat this step for each dowel legÂ that you would like to add to your tray.Â Set aside to dry.Â Once dry, squeeze glue to bottom of a candlestick/spindle and place in the center ofÂ your tray.Â Â Set aside.
Take your middle tray and squeeze glue to the bottom of one candlestick/spindle and place in theÂ center of the top side of the tray.Â Squeeze glue to the top of the candlestick/spindle and gently set your last tray on top.Â Set aside to dry.
Squeeze glue to adhere knob to the top of the shortest candlestick/spindle.Â Once adhered, squeeze glue to the bottom side of the candlestick/spindle and place in the center of the top tray.Â Set aside to dry.
Take your largesttray and add glue to the top ofÂ the candlestick and gently place the middle and top trays onto the candlestick/spindle.Â Set aside to dry for 48-72 hours.
Once your tiered tray is completely dry, add holiday decor and desserts.
For DIY Holiday Crackers tutorial click HERE -Â http://annaandblue.blogspot.com/2012/10/tutorial-halloween-treat-rolls.html
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Stefanie has also kindly offered FREE PRINTABLE TAGS to Libby Lane Press readers. Â Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ to have your file sent to you. (And in perfect time for your holiday wrapping to begin)
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