I have been wanting a wood bead riser for a while now. Every time I see one in passing I think to myself “I can totally make that.” Do you ever do that? That’s one of the many reason why I love our DIY Decor subscription box. The best part is subscribers no longer have to put off the decor projects they want to try for their home. We literally shipped everything needed to make this wood bead riser! I listed the supplies I used down below if you are wanting to make one for yourself.
Here is what you will need to replicate the wood bead riser like we made in the box!
I started by staining each of the wood rounds and beads with a dark walnut colored stain. The color I am using here is a blend of a few different shades we provided in the DIY Decor Box. Use a foam applicator to apply the stain and blend with a paper towel.
To stain to the beads I placed them in a disposable plate and rolled them around in a small amount of stain. I just used the applicator to guide them around the plate.
I then transferred the wood balls to a paper towel and wiped the excess. I just love this beautiful rich color! You could also transfer the beads to a ziploc bag with the stain for easy, mess free coverage. Honestly, whatever gets the job done, am I right?
The next step of the process is simply gluing the wood beads around the perimeter of one of the circle. A dot of wood glue on the bottom of each 3/4″ bead lined up end to end will make the perfect fit on an 8″ circle.
Place another dot of glue on top of the beads and press the second stained circle on top!
Allow the wood glue to dry completely before styling with a candle or other decor of choice. I went back and touched the dried glue with another bit of stain for blending.
Once your wood bead riser is complete it is perfect for styling a pillar candle and ring or even small shelf sitters!
Look at this beauty! If you love making decor for your home then this decor subscription is definitely for you!