All that's left now is painting! I decided to do white so that I can use them for ANY party. White will never clash. ;) I was out of white spray paint so I just brushed it on with white paint I had on hand. Laziness/Thriftiness 101:Use what you got!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
DIY Push Pop Stands!
Awhile ago I bought two sets of pushpops from Pick Your Plum. You've heard of Pick Your Plum, right? The first thing I do after I open my eyes each weekday, is check my email on my phone and go straight to the mail from Pick Your Plum! Each weekday, you receive a email with a GREAT craft deal at huge discounts! Being a party planner, I knew I'd use these! They come with these cool acrylic trays (which are awesome!), BUT I could never figure out how I would leave them at a party I was setting up. Someone would have to be holding the tray at all times or else they'd all tip over. I figured out a easy solution!To start off, I took a spare piece of wood from my garage (really it could be any size wood you have on hand, just make your measurements appropriate for it). I measured the length of the acrylic tray and cut the base of the stands. I took half an inch off of each end of the base, so that the tray would hang over both edges...make sense? Next, I sanded the edges.Now the fun part! I pre-drilled the holes with my DeWalt cordless screwdriver. My dad liked his so much that he bought extra, so I got one. ;) It's my favorite too! My mom also sent me his tray of drill bits so now I am able to use it to drill holes too! Next, I just used two screws on each end piece, drilling from the bottom.