Wednesday, February 26, 2020

How to make Risers for plants, home decor and your table

Looking for a way to add some height to your plant, home decor or your dining room table?  Don't miss this tutorial for How to Make Risers



How to make Risers |  make these simple risers from wood for plants, home decor or your table  |  She's Crafty


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Have you ever tried to style something in your home and couldn't quite get it to look just right?  That happens to me all of the time.  And usually what's missing is height.  You have probably heard that one the of the big rules of decor is to display it at different levels, well that's because it makes it more pleasing to the eye.    

So how does one display things at different levels?  We know we can display things on books, or book stacks, but what other ways are there to display items at different levels?  Well, you can create height in any display by making a riser.  


How to Make Risers for Plants, Home Decor and your Table


Supplies used to make Wood Risers


Instructions for making a long riser


How to make Risers |  use scrap wood to make risers to display plants, home decor or for your table  |  She's Crafty


Cut a piece of 1" x 6" wood (scrap or purchased) to size.  My riser is about 20 inches long.  Then cut a 2" x 2" piece of wood down to around 2 inches.  Repeat 3 times making sure to cut each piece the exact same size since they are feet for the riser.


How to make Risers |  use scrap wood to make risers to display plants, home decor or for your table  |  She's Crafty


Hot glue the legs to the 4 corners of the top.  Then paint wood and feet matching.  Swipe some sandpaper along the edges of the wood to distress, if desired, and seal with top coat.  


How to make risers for home decor - use wood risers to add levels to a home decor vignette


In my book stack vignette, I used a riser to stack everything on.  I made the riser the same way as the instructions above, but then stained the piece.  I love how adding the riser gives the vignette a more interesting look.  It anchors the plant and book stack.


How to make risers for home decor - use wood risers to add levels to a farmhouse vignette


On the shelves in my dining room, I used a white painted riser to hold plants and a candle.  On the 3rd shelf down I also used a round riser that I made for plants.  

Instructions for making Wood Plaque Risers


How to make risers - use wooden plaques to make risers for candles or plants


For the round risers, I used a round wooden plaque.  I hot glued ball knobs to one of the plaques and a candle stick to another.  Then I painted the pieces white, distressed them with sandpaper and top coated with poly acrylic.  


How to make risers - use wooden plaques to make risers for candles or plants


I used the exact same process to make risers out of 5 x 7 wooden plaques.  These are the perfect size to hold a candle or some darling home decor, like wood houses.  


How to make a Riser for your table - dining room table centerpiece


I made a riser for my dining room table over a year ago and I am still using it.  I love it to display candles, to hold plants and to hold napkins, salt and pepper or a water pitcher at dinner time.


How to make a Riser for your table - dining room table centerpiece



Wood Risers are such an easy (and inexpensive) way to add height to any vignette or display in your home.  


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