Let me show you how I upcycled a wood spindle into a wreath stand. This is a simple project that can be used to display your wreaths all year.
Spindles are one of the best things you can salvage and have on hand for fun upcycling projects! Today, I’m going to show you how to use an old spindle to make a wreath stand. Wreath stands are great on a porch, fireplace hearth or anywhere you want to add a display piece. Let’s get started!
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Supplies need to make a wreath stand:
- Wood Base
- Wood Filler
- Palm Sander
- Tobacco Road Gel Stain by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Small Paint Brush
- Hook – This is similar to what I used.
- Amber Gemstone Mouse by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
To begin, choose the spindle you will be using and fill any holes using wood filler and a putty knife.
Be sure to smoothly fill all of the holes, removing any excess as you go and then let the piece dry overnight.
Once the filler is dry, use a sander to smooth the filler so that it is flush with the rest of the wood surface.
Now it’s time to attach the spindle to the base. To do so, first measure to the center of the base and then drill a hole according to your measurements.
You can see here that the base piece I used has a decorative edge. Your base piece doesn’t have to have a decorative edge, but it does add a nice finished look to the wood.
Next, drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the spindle.
Finally, use your drill to screw the spindle to the wood base.
This is what you will have at this step in the process.
Now it’s time to make it pretty!
At this point I used stain to cover the places where I added the wood filler and to a few other places on the spindle that needed to be freshened up.
Once the spindle was stained to my liking, I also stained the base with the same color.
I like to apply stain with a clean cloth. It’s a fast and easy way to get even coverage.
Now it’s time to add a hook.
I didn’t love the color of the hook that I purchased, so I decided to add Gemstone Mouse in the color Amber to warm it up a bit.
You can see that I simply used a small paint brush to apply the Gemstone Mousse and let it dry.
Once it was dry, I figured out where I wanted to attach the hook and then drilled holes with my drill.
Once your holes are drilled, screw the hook into place.
And that’s it! Now you have a one-of-a-kind Wreath Stand that you can use for all of your holiday and seasonal wreaths.
Feel free to make this project you own by painting or staining your stand with a color that best coordinates with your décor style.
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