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DIY Easy Painted Wood Riser Decoration

Create a stunning DIY painted wood riser decoration with this easy step-by-step guide. Elevate your home decor with a personalized touch that is simple and fun to make. 

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. 

DIY Easy Painted Wood Riser Decoration

Painted wood riser decoration with faux floral and a candle displayed in the center

Craft materials such as wood plaque, acrylic paint and wooden mini pots

Materials needed

One wood plaque

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


Wood plaque, acrylic paint, and paintbrush

Adding paint to the wooden plaque

To create a wonderful finish on your wooden plaque, start by applying acrylic paint. For a lighter and more stained appearance, try adding a small amount of water to the paint to thin it out. This quick tip is worth trying out.

Painted brown wood plaque with green paint and paintbrush on a table

After creating your leaf garland, it's time to start adding color. I suggest using a small paintbrush for each leaf. In case the paint is too thick, you can dilute it with a bit of water. Nevertheless, I opted not to dilute it when painting my leaves.

Four mini wood craft pots, brown acrylic paint, and one small paintbrush

Adding paint to mini pots

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

Mini craft pots attached to wooden plaque using wood glue

Attaching wooden pots to wooden plaque

Attach each pot to a corner of the wooden plaque using wood glue for a stronger hold.

Hand holding one mini pot, showing where to attach it to wood plaque

Close-up of painted wood riser decoration with faux floral displayed

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

Close-up of painted wood riser

Your wooden riser decoration is complete! I'm delighted with how easy it was to make, and it's stunning, don't you think? I love how it looks. You could use it to showcase a big candle jar or a potted plant. In general, it's worth adding to any room.

Painted wood riser complete with candle and faux floral displayed

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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! πŸ₯°

  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. 😊

  10. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 133. Pinned.


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