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Festive Fall Pedestal – DIY

I love to display things on pedestals.  When I was at Micheal’s (You can see by now that I go there too often) I found the little wooden pedestal and thought it would work with a cake pan on top.  You could use any type pan.  I wanted something with straight sides so it would be a little easier to cover with scrapbook paper.  The pan I used is the 8″ tray available from Della and Company

pedgettingstartedI decided to cover the pan with a brown Kraft paper with metallic designs on it, so I decided to paint the pedestal and tray with a dark color chalk paint.  I painted it with a mix of DecoArt Relic and Carbon chalk paint. I painted with the one color then dipped my brush in the next color and blended on the piece.  Not sure if that was lazy or innovative.

pedpainted3I then wiped DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush on the to and bottom rim and base.  When dry I spray varnished and glued pedestal to tray.


I cut my pieces of paper to fit the inside and edges and glued them into place.


pedpapercutpedpapaperedFor fun I thought I would add a button banner and a triangle word banner.  To create the button banner I ran twine around the edges of my tray three times to determine the length of twine needed.  I then rubbed white glue on both ends of the twine to make it stiff.  When dry I began weaving the buttons on from each end.  I found these six sided button at Joanne’s and thought they would be fun.  When I got to the desired length (about two times around the tray) I glued them to the top rim in six equally spaced spots using a multipurpose glue.

buttonbannerI also wanted to add some little triangular word banner.  I made my triangles 1 3/4″ long by 1 1/2″ wide.  I made a pattern and then traced them onto different colors of scrapbook paper.  Before painting I folded the top edge down a little less than 1/4″ and cut off corners.  I then stenciled my letters on each triangle.

bannerstencilI painter over the letters with Gold paint. When dry  I glued the triangle to twine and then glue to top rim of tray.


I glued some extra triangles to toothpicks.  Now you can use your pedestal for goodies, to display a larger item or a vignette of a few favorite things.  for the brownie recipe go to the blog post Here.

PedBrowniepedPumppedGuyMy friend who is a beach girl said she would put a large candle in it and place seashells around the candle. Again make it personal, use colors that suit your decor.  I think the banners make the piece fun.

Happy painting and creating.



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