Baseball Pedestal


Does Dad have an autographed baseball he treasures from years ago? Use Krylon paint, a candlestick, and some vintage baseball paper to create a pedestal to showcase his special memento.

Materials

  • Wooden candlestick, 9” tall
  • Wooden 6” square, 1/8” thick
  • Vintage baseball paper
  • Black Rub-on alphabet letters
  • Black electrical tape
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paint: Flat Ruddy Brown, Gloss Black
  • Krylon Short Cuts Gloss Red Pepper Brush-on Paint

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paintbrush, sandpaper, soft cloth, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Tools

  • Handsaw
  • Découpage medium
  • Craft glue

Directions

  • Note
  • 1. Allow paint to dry before applying next color.
  • Baseball Pedestal
  • 1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to spray paint candlestick Ruddy Brown.
  • 2. Using photo as guide, paint candlestick cup top and bottom edge, top edge of center section, and base Red Pepper.
  • 3. To create bat handle grip, wrap electrical tape around upper portion of center candlestick section as shown in photo.
  • 4. Cut 2” corner from wooden square (home plate). Sand rough edge; wipe with soft cloth. Spray paint entire square Black; let dry.
  • 5. Trace home plate on back of vintage baseball paper. Draw line 1/8” inside tracing line; cut on inside line. Apply rub-on letters to paper edge to spell “home” as shown. Adhere baseball paper to home plate using découpage medium; let dry. (see photos)
  • 6. Adhere candlestick to center of home plate.

by Colette George for Krylon

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