DIY Sculpture Pedestal

diy sculpture pedestal using things on hand

I’m back today with another quick DIY that came to my mind after stumbling upon this beautiful image…

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What caught my eye immediately was the simple tree branch decoration on her shelf.  I thought, “I bet I could make one using all the crap I have in my garage of those!” Believe it not the challenging part of this project for me was finding a tree branch as ornate as the one she has!  So I used a piece of driftwood I had on hand instead.

To start, I corralled my supplies+materials:

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The wood block measures 5.5″ x 5.5″ and wood dowel is 5/8″ thick and 7″ tall.

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(I patched some holes on this block so it would be smooth – it’s been laying around our house forever!)

Since my dowel is 5/8″ thick I used a 5/8″ spade drill bit (duh!) to make a hole in the center of my block; then I filled up the hole halfway with wood glue.

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Insert your dowel so it’s nice and snug.

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My little “Price is Right” model demonstrating for you.

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Once the glue was a bit dry (apx 30 mins) I gave my piece a quick spray with flat black paint.

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To add a bit of pizazz I grabbed some small gold L-brackets and decorative antique brass tacks and attached them to each corner.

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The last step is to attach any decorative object to the top.  Like I said, it was challenging getting my hands on an ornate branch (we live in a fairly new development and the trees around my house are just babies) so I chose this fun shaped piece of driftwood instead.  We have had this forever (pre-kiddos) and I still love the fact that it looks like an antique shoe form.  I used some Gorilla Tape on the bottom to attach it, as I don’t want to damage the driftwood.

There you have it…another quick, inexpensive DIY project today!  Please come back soon as I have two projects [one I actually FINISHED] in the works that are pretty cool [I said so modestly!].  :-)

diy sculpture pedestal using things on hand

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6 Responses to DIY Sculpture Pedestal

  1. It turned out great, Amy! I’m actually kinda hooked on making these sculptures (I mean, come on, they’re practically free!). I used manzanita for mine since it’s easy to find in our area but I’m keep an eye out for some driftwood, too.

    • Amy says:

      Hey!! Thank you! I’m going to pay our local botanical garden a visit and see if I can snatch some fallen Manzanita branches. I just love the look of yours. Thanks so much for stopping by Jennifer!! Hugs, Amy

  2. Mom says:

    I love it. What a fabulous idea. Where did you put it? Love you bunches and give the Price Is Right model a big hug from Grammy!

  3. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    What an awesome idea Amy! Have a great weekend!

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