I’m obsessed with this treat table. It was DIY but it was so so easy! We saw this adorable lemonade stand and thought the same concept could be used to create a more sophisticated look and boy am I glad we did, I LOVE how it turned out!
- Wood crates //
- Wood Stakes //
- Zip Ties //
- Long piece of lightweight craft wood //
- Hot Glue //
- Mod Podge //
- Paintbrush //
- World Market handmade gift wrap //
- Cardboard //
- Paint //
Decoupaging with any paper you like is fun but, trust me, decoupaging with World Market’s handmade papers is fun fun. That stuff not only comes in a million stunning designs but its so lusciously thick, it goes right not without bubbling or ruining the papers appearance in any way. It is definitely my recommended medium for decoupaging.
Ok, with that said, roll out your chosen paper, place your wood crate atop it (I bought my wood crates at Michael’s and used and 50% off coupon on every one so they ended up about $7.50 each) and trace a line under the first wood slat. You can choose to simply trace all the lines now but if you want the look of a continued pattern like mine then you’ll have to painstakingly trace, cut a strip and place the paper back under your crate to do it for all the other slats. But I really think the end result is worth it. After all strips are cut, apply Mod Podge liberally and then smooth your paper strips on. Repeat with all crates.
When you’re ready to assemble, stack the crates a top one another in two columns and then use your zip ties to latch them firmly together through the slats and the handles.
To make a sign for your table, cover a long piece of lightweight craft wood (or cardboard) with your paper using the steps given above. Cut letters out of cardboard and then paint them a matching color. Use hot glue to attach to the board. Glue the board to your wood stakes and then adhere your wood stakes to the back edge of the top crates.
What I love about this table is that since it’s made from crates, you can not only use them to transport your supplies to your party site but you can also store your sweets in them during your party for easy refilling! And then at the end, the table comes easily apart so it fits through any doorway and in any car. There really is no loosing with this display stand.