Did you catch last week’s fun breakfast for a kids’ sleepover? Milk, fruit cups and a bagel bar with a DIY chalkboard serving tray. But what I didn’t show was how I made these adorable bagel stands. And that, I saved for today. Whether you’re serving bagels or doughnuts, these display stands will look great for any celebration.
Here is what you’ll need to make 3 Bagel Stands:
- 3 Pine Rosette Mouldings (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″)
- 1/2″ x 48″ dowel
- Square Layout Tool
- Sand Block and/or Sand Paper
- Hack Saw or other Hand Saw
- Stain and Supplies (brush and rag)
- Food-Grade Sealer – oh, the drama
- Wood Glue (optional)
For your bagel stand base, you could use a simple block of wood, but I opted for these fun pine rosette mouldings that I purchased at Home Depot (or take a look at these ‘affiliate’ options).
First, you will need to mark the center of the rosette. Use a Square Layout Tool to find the center. Not all rosettes are perfectly centered and square.
Drill a pilot hole from the backside.
Then, drill a 1/2″ hole from the front side. (Don’t mind the mess of Dan’s workbench. I just bought him organizers for his birthday. It’s on the list!)
Sand around the hole as needed to give it a smooth finish.
Next, cut the dowel into 12″ pieces and sand the ends for a finished look.
Stain the rosettes and dowels. Allow them to dry fully.
Now, to seal the wood and prep it to be food-safe. In all my research, I found several things that are deemed to be food-safe on wood. A couple options are shellac (wax-free), beeswax and 100% tung oil. There are others, but I would suggest doing your own research to find what you are comfortable with.
I first tried beeswax which was a disaster in the application stage. It cooled and caked too quickly when I was putting it on the wood. It took holding the block and dowel over steam to soften everything so that I could try to wipe the excess wax off. Not my idea of success.
Then, I found Butcher Block Conditioner. It is made of mineral oil, beeswax and carnuaba oil. All are food-safe and it was a breeze to apply. I simply warmed it a little and put it on with a rag, followed by buffing 20 minutes later. I applied 3 coats as suggested for initial use.
I choose not to glue the dowel into the block to keep the bagel stand easy to store as separate pieces. My stands have a great, tight fit. However, if your stands wobble, add wood glue to the bottom. Just be sure to keep it away from where food will touch.
What do you think? I loved how the bagel stands turned out! If you want to see more of this breakfast, click here or on the image below.