DIY Easy Painted Wood Riser Decoration

 Happy May! I hope that this month is filled with all things beautiful. 
Today I am sharing this easy DIY wood riser with all of you. We're taking the mini pots from Dollar Tree and adding them to this beautiful wood wreath design. The wood wreath decoration is an item I believe I purchased at Joann's. It comes unfinished. This craft is around 20 minutes and I will share all the details on creating your very own. 

Materials needed

Four mini pots- I purchased these at Dollar Tree

Acrylic paint- I'm using Espresso and Celery

Wood glue or hot glue

Candle and faux floral are optional


Start by applying your acrylic paint to your wooden plaque. Here is a quick tip, when applying your paint, add a little water to your paint to help thin it out. I did this to help give it a lighter appearance and a stained look as well.

Now you are ready to apply your paint to the leaf garland. I used a smaller paintbrush when applying the paint to each leaf. You can use a little water to help thin the paint out when applying it to the leaves. I decided to not thin the paint out when painting the leaves.

Next, using your paintbrush apply your paint to each of the mini pots. 

After, take either wood glue or hot glue and begin to attach each pot to each corner of your wooden plaque. I decided to use wood glue because I wanted a stronger hold. 

I decided to add some faux flowers and foliage. This is completely optional.

Your wood riser decoration is complete. I love how simple this was to create, and isn't it so pretty? I love how it turned out. This can be used to display a larger candle jar, or you can use it to display a potted plant. 

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You can find more crafts like this one over on that blog. 

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  1. Very creative, cute too. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 110. Shared.

  2. How cute Stephanie, I love risers they are so versatile and easy to use in decor, but pricey. Your creation is spot on!

    1. Thank you! You are so kind. I really enjoy creating wood risers. :)

  3. LOVE the mini pots as legs, Stephanie!
    Don't forget to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
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    Creatively, Beth

  4. Oh wow, this is super cute, love it. I visited you via BFF Open House
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  5. This is just lovely. I don't know why things look better on little risers or stands but they just do! Featuring when my link party opens!

    1. Carol, thank you so much! I was actually thinking that about a week ago. Risers just make things look cuter! 🥰

  6. Oh my goodness I love this! Very creative. I appreciate you sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

    1. Paula, aw thank you. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed this craft.

  7. Very cute and creative. Love the roses. I am happy to feature your diy easy wood riser decoration at Love Your Creativity. Happy Mother's Day.

    1. Linda, thank you so much! Happy Mother's Day to you as well.

  8. Stephanie,
    What an adorable idea. I love it. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things.

  9. What a fun craft! Stephanie, I love the use of those tiny flowerpots... I have some that I've had since I was in high school (grad. 1980) and I've never got rid of them because they are just too cute!! Anyway, so happy to feature your post at this past Wednesday's Share Your Style #389 for you. <3

    Happy Sunday!
    Barb :)

    1. Barb, aw I love that you still have some of those mini pots. They are so cute, and there are a lot of different things you can use them on. Thank you so much for featuring my craft. 😊


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