It’s always better to have lots of lifts and levels when you are creating a food buffet. Not only does it look better, you can fit more trays and cake stands in. A few years ago I was hired to do a company party, with a carnival theme and I wanted so bad to make the step drum things the elephants stand on. (what are they called?)
So crazy me went to the Home depot and found these quik-tubes. they are used to make cement something or another??? LOL I was on a strict budget and needed to make 20 center pieces supper cheap, and this was just what I was looking for. I came in a very long tube that my husband had to cut into 8-10 inch pieces. (used an electric knife)
After the tubes were cut I wrapped them in scrapbook paper and hot glued a cratepaper ruffle around the top. Just scrunching it as I went.
Along the bottom I used Scotch 3M tape, it comes in the cutest colors now days and it was just the finish I needed to smooth the rough edges.
I brilliant part of this project is since then I have recreated the look of some of these lifts by changing out the paper, ruffles and tape. This is one I did for a wedding shower. I added a little medallion on the front. You could use their monogram or name. Now that would be cute.
See how I have left the top open? Originally I filled each bucket with treats,boxes of cracker jacks and big bags of popcorn and cute bags of peanuts. You could also fill with flowers or thank you gifts at a shower.
This is one of the originals with the added tape, and a change of ruffle. I was doing a blue theme and I loved this festooning from the party store.