Valentine’s Day is coming quickly and I am so excited! I adore all things about this holiday and it is my favorite holiday of all. Perhaps because you can never go wrong with love! Love is something that lifts the spirits and makes a soul soar. Celebrating love should be done more than once a year in my opinion. But I go all out decorating and enjoying February 14th every year.
My Mom always used to put on a Valentine’s Day dinner for us as kids. She would make us sweet cards to put on our plates and decorate the table. She would cook something fancy like crab and serve it with sparkling cider. The table would be littered with glitter, candy, and flowers. It was magical as a child and now that I am a Mom I like to do the same for my little Valentines. So of course I had to get crafty and make a DIY Serving Stand to design my tablescape!
DIY SERVING STAND
Y’all I can’t get enough of these cute serving stands used as decor. I love the height it gives to a tablescape design or the sweetly designed corner on a kitchen counter. They are super versatile as a decor piece. But can we talk about the prices of these things?! Wowza! I just can’t bring myself to pay $35+ for a serving stand. Call me cheap! But I always enjoy making my own decor and for much less than store bought.
And this DIY serving stand took me 5 minutes to put together and then I just let it dry overnight. I used liquid nails because it stands up to quite a bit. Although it takes a bit longer to dry. I also put a 4-5 lb iron bunny figurine on top to weight it down as it dried. I have also seen people use hot glue for similar projects so I am sure you could try that as well. Most Moms have that on hand.
I also painted my pie tins to create a more finished look since they were thrifted. I used DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in the color “Artifact.” And I gave it a really light distress to the edges, of course that is all optional based on personal preference and taste. But I really loved the chalky finish and the rustic feel it gave to the serving stand. And that color, “Artifact” has totally stolen my heart!
Let’s talk price now! Because I love a great deal! I bought the set of 3 candle holders from Oriental Trading for $19. So each holder came out to just over $6 each. I used the largest of the three and cut it in half to stack the tins. Then I thrifted the pie tins for 0.33 cents each so I spent a dollar. Plus a little glue so let’s say a $1 worth. And finally a touch of paint which is optional. I would say that this can be made for under $10. I like decor that is less than $10!
VALENTINE’S DAY TABLESCAPE
Now that I had my DIY serving stand complete I had to get cracking on creating my Valentine tablescape! I had so much fun creating with Oriental Trading Valentine goods. From the milk bottles to the glass candy jar I was really able to create some good heights for my design. I also like to start with “basic bones” which are basic decor items and then build on with holiday specific items. That allows me to reuse a lot of my decor for other holidays and just update the little details to be super specific.
My kiddos are thinking I am the best Mom to leave candy out on the table. And surprisingly they haven’t gobbled it all up… well besides the chocolate that was gone the first day. They are my children after all. But I think they are enjoying the festive scene as much as I am and want to keep the pretty red candies around to savor. I sure do LOVE these little humans I have been blessed with and they make me feel like million bucks when they appreciate my creations and designs.
Here’s to a Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers! I truly love and appreciate you following Fearlessly Creative Mammas.