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Colorful Kitschy Pedestal

Clean out your junk drawer and use up those broken pieces of jewelry - it's time to get crafty! A Colorful Kitschy Pedestal from Candace Jedrowicz is a bright and fun way to show off your wacky personality. Easy creative crafts like this are perfect for expressing yourself.

Colorful Kitschy Pedestal


  • Letter beads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Item to decorate – I used a round wooden box
  • Acrylic paint – I used black, orange and aqua
  • Wooden balls for feet
  • Pieces of broken jewelry, buttons, beads, pins, keys, small flowers, tiles, tiny toys, etc.
  • Toothbrush (for removing hot glue gun threads)


  1. Prepare the box by painting and gluing on the feet. I glued the top onto my box for additional strength.

    Colorful Kitschy Pedestal
  2. Lay your words out first, draw a pencil line on the box to help you with placement of the letters. Glue on the feet.

    Colorful Kitschy Pedestal
  3. Begin adding your large pieces.

    Colorful Kitschy Pedestal
  4. Add increasingly smaller pieces until you have filled in as much as you want to. I left the top empty because it will be a pedestal.

    Colorful Kitschy Pedestal
  5. Remove hot glue threads by gently brushing with a tooth brush or other stiff brush.

    Colorful Kitshy Pedestal

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Kitschy Pedestal.


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Cute! Gives me an idea of what to do with my hoard of broken but pretty bits and pieces of old jewelry. Will make a colorful plant or candle pedestal for the patio. And when it gets too faded it could always be spray painted any color that strikes your fancy.

I really liked it, so cute!

I love the idea. Your colors are not my favorite, but I bet frilly foofy pink lace ribbons ruffles and bows are not your cup o' tea either. Clever project that I plan to do to show off a couple of my dolls! :-D

Kitschy is right, this is just ugly.


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