I was graduating from business school in June and wanted to do something different for my graduation party. I love donuts and I wanted to make a display for them and found a few ideas on Pinterest. Shopping my home, I found an old LACK table that was a little bit scratched and no longer in use so I decided to DIY it into a donut bar stand.
DIY Donut Stand from IKEA LACK side table
LACK side table Paper straws Small jar of paint Paper doilies
I had a tester paint from the year before which worked out great. Small metallic gold triangles in the corners of the table made it look a little more glam. For the rest of the table top, I painted it pink. Alternatively you can wrap the table with wax paper if you are concerned about food and paint safety.
I had some paper straws left from a birthday. They was perfect for the project to be used as rods for the donuts to hang from.
I measured the table so that all the holes were evenly spread out. Drill small holes into the LACK table top. The holes should ideally be slightly smaller than the straws so they fit tight and will hold up the weight of the donuts.
I cut one straw and put it into another for extra strength to hold up the donuts.
My husband helped me put the straws into the holes.
The stand looked like this when the straws were in. The inflatable donut is a can holder for a hot tub or pool. I bought it in Glasgow. (Similar here)
I found these paper doilies at a local shop, perfect size for donuts. And will stop the donuts from coming into direct contact with the table surface.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.