DIY Build: Treat Stand

October 23, 2014

diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
Malissa and I recently threw an outdoor dinner party with our family. We created this decoupaged wood crate display stand for our desserts to sit on. This treat stand doesn’t necessarily have to be a treat stand; it could house dainty little hors d’oeuvres or display jewelry at a jewelry party OR you can use this as your display if you sell at a craft fair. It is perfect for any special occasion. Be creative with it!

I could not adore World Market more and their decorative papers have the most gorgeous designs as well as a wonderful thickness that is just perfect for decoupaging! This stand was not only easy to create, transport and set up, it also has a glamour-meets-nature look to it from the mix of wood, paper and metallics that is perfect for any get together.

diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
Materials:

– Wood crates
– Wood stakes
– Zip ties
– Long piece of lightweight craft wood
– Hot glue
– Mod Podge
– Paintbrush
– Gift wrap (I purchased mine from World Market)
– Cardboard
– Paint

diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Roll out your chosen paper, place your wood crate atop it (I bought my wood crates at Michaels and used and a 50% off coupon on every one so they ended up about $7.50 each) and trace a line under the first wood slat. You can choose to simply trace all the lines now but if you want the look of a continued pattern like mine then you’ll have to painstakingly trace, cut a strip and place your paper back under your crate to do it for all the other slats. But I really think the end result is worth it.

2. After all strips are cut, apply Mod Podge liberally to your crate slats and then smooth your paper strips on. Repeat with all crates.

3. When your glue is dried, you’re ready to assemble your stand. Stack the crates a top one another in two columns and then use your zip ties to latch them firmly together through the slats and through the handles.

4. To make a sign for your table, cover a long piece of lightweight craft wood (or cardboard) with your paper using the steps given above.

5. Cut letters out of cardboard. I printed out a font I liked and traced them onto my cardboard then used an X-acto knife to cut them out.

6. Spray paint your a matching color and use hot glue to attach to the board.

7. Glue the board to the front of your wood stakes and then adhere your wood stakes to the back edge of the top crates after they are all assembled. What I love about this table is that since it’s made from crates, you can not only use them to transport your supplies to your party site but you can also store your sweets in them during your party for easy refilling! And then at the end, the table comes easily apart so it fits through any doorway and in any car. There really is no loosing with this simple stand.

diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy build: treat stand - drifter and the gypsy blog
Machelle (DIY Build Contributor)

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