Vintage tin tart molds can easily be repurposed into a versatile pedestal for home decor or tablesettings. Here’s the simple DIY.
One of my favorite chameleon, decorating staples that Mr. Fix-it makes for me are these little tart mold pedestals. I’ve seen quite a few larger versions out there, but think these little guys are still pretty original…which is saying a lot in this T.M.I. (too many ideas), Pinterest world we live in. If you enjoy all the fun shapes and sizes of these vintage jello and tart tins, I think you’ll love these Repurposed Tart Mold Pedestals! Here’s the simple DIY.
Repurposed Tart Mold Pedestals
Gather Vintage Baking or Jello Molds
For starters, you’ll need some jello/tart molds or sandbakkel molds for the top and bottom, or just the top if you want the base to be wood. I’ve amassed quite the collection:
Use Old Crib or Chair Spindles for the Neck
You’ll need some type of spindle for the neck. We use old spindles from a crib and Mr. Fix-it distresses them perfectly for me. Old chair spindles would work well also.
The finished height of the tart mold pedestals are usually 4-6″.
Use Scraps of Wood for the Base
Couple of construction hints. Washers on either side of the tart molds provide a more sturdy fit. If you’re using a wood base, sink the screw in a little so your base is level. Mr. Fix-it purposely picks out funky screws that have a little patina when they show because he knows I’m just not a new-and-shiny-hardware kind of girl!
Once they’re all made, you can have fun decorating with them, singly or en mass!
Enjoy Decorating with Tart Mold Pedestals Throughout the Seasons
I use them for every season. In the fall they’re perfect with a mini pumpkin, or a collection of acorns. In the winter, some epsom salts, a pinecone and a candle, or even some vintage Christmas bulbs. So many decorative possibilities!
You can vary their style by using different materials; natural materials will be earthy, shredded paper and candy can look cute and festive.
For Easter, I fill them with egg-shaped candy, but they also fit right in with classic, garden party decor, too. Tie a ribbon or raffiz around their neck and a nametag to put at each place setting for a party.
I regularly have just one on on my windowsill with a bit of seasonal decor. If you’re planning a wedding, or a special shower, wouldn’t it be fun to send each guest home with one?
Hope you enjoyed this Repurposed Tart Mold Pedestals How To!
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