One thing I really wanted to share more of on the blog this year are easy DIY projects! Last year we took some time off from DIY projects because we wanted to spend more time as a family with Cope being a newborn. Some days there just isn’t enough time in the day to come up with an idea for a DIY project and complete it. But I’ve been feeling really inspired lately and have a few different ones I am working on! The first DIY project I want to share with you guys is these super easy DIY Pedestals!
For these DIY Pedestals, you need candlestick holders, plates or platters, and e600 glue! You can find candlestick holders, plates, and platters literally anywhere. I found these carved wooden flower plates at Hobby Lobby]! While these are no longer available, I added some other options below! Whether you want to go buy new ones, find some vintage ones, or reuse some from around your house … these are all super easy items to find! To make the pedestal all I did was glue the plate to the top of the candlestick holder. I let them sit overnight to let the glue set and dry completely. The next day these are ready to use!
Step 1: Take your candlestick whether its a vintage metal one or a new wood one and just wipe it down to clear it of debris.
Step 2: On the flattest surface put a ring of the E-6000 glue around the candlestick that will stick to the bottom of the plate, platter, or tray.
Step 3: Stick the candlestick to the center of the plate on the bottom and leave it set for 24 hours to dry properly. Tip: If the candlestick is sturdy, you can place something heavy on top of the candlestick to help it dry in place.
Step 4: After the glue is dry, turn your tray upright and you have your very own pedestal to use in your decor, as a centerpiece, for a party, & more.
We are in full-on party planning mode so I made these to use at Cope’s birthday party. Our plan is to use these to hold some of the desserts! These could be used for so many different things though … You could also use these to make a centerpiece on your table, you can use them on shelves, these could go in your daily decor, it could be a candle holder or anything else you would want to display on these!
I hope you guys enjoyed this really simple and easy DIY pedestal. I plan on sharing even more DIY’s on the blog this year! Do you guys enjoy small DIY projects like this or do you like big DIY projects? Thank you for stopping by the blog today and every day. Xx Liz Marie