How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold

See how I turned a fence post into a DIY sugar mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm with a ton of possibilities!

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

Hello, sweet friends!

I’m back from Making Joy and Pretty Things after taking a few months off to have my third little baby (but first girl!!!!).  Isn’t she just the sweetest?!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with lots of adjusting for everyone.  But creating, designing, and DIYing is my happy place and I’m excited to get back into the swing of things!

I love love love antique sugar molds.  Not only do they add instant character to any space but they’re so versatile as far as styling goes.  But, more on that later 😉

I sort of attempted to find an authentic sugar mold but the ones I could find were either too big or too expensive.  So, it was time to DIY!

Supplies:

First, we used the miter saw to cut the fence post to length.  In our case this was 12.5″ long.  But, the lovely part of this project is you can make it as big or as small as you want.

Next, we used a table saw to cut some width off (1/4″ on both sides) because we thought it would look better if it was taller than it was wide.

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

Next, we marked the spots where we would drill the holes.  We went with a 1.5″ spade drill bit, but again this can be bigger or smaller depending on the look you’re going for.

We had enough room for 6 holes!

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

Making sure to drill straight down, my husband drilled the 6 holes about 3/4 of the way through the wood.

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

I chose not to sand it at all but did scuff it up a bit around the corners and the sides.  Last, I applied 2 coats of stain to the sugar mold and it was finished!

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

So, I mentioned how versatile this little beauty was at the beginning of the post.  I chose to style it with some faux florals and I LOVE how it looks.

But, a quick search on Pinterest shows that you can put SO many different items in a sugar mold.  Faux greenery, faux flowers, candles, pens/pencils, and plastic utensils are just a few different styling options I found.

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

Like seemingly every other project I’ve made recently, it looks perfect on our DIY farmhouse shelves in Evie’s nursery.

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

Also, please note the plant that has been alive for over a year AND is growing….

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

I love the rustic charm the DIY sugar mold adds to the shelves!

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

It’s such a fun piece!  I can’t wait to change out the decor and move it around our house.

How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold full of rustic, farmhouse style charm perfect for a table centerpiece or shelf decor

Well, that’s all for today!

See you in July 🙂

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About Sarah

I’m Sarah - - a wife, boy-mom, procrastinator, part-time pharmacist, full-time crafting addict and lover of joy-filled days. This is a creative space for all my DIY and home decor projects and making our house a JOYful home.

11 thoughts on “How to Make a DIY Sugar Mold

  1. Congratulations!!!! I didn’t know you had another baby….what a wonderful blessing. p.s. I love the sugar mold, too, but baby…well, she is just over-the-top precious and beautiful. xo

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