The Big Stage DIY Reveal! (FINALLLLLLY)

Y'all asked, I listened! I finally put together a list of the materials and steps it took for me to make that fun stage in my classroom. Now I didn't take photos when I was actually making it, so I'm doing my best to show you the materials you will need, as well as the tools and the steps for completion.

I've had a lot of questions asking me what the size of my stage is. My stage is 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. This will vary based on how big your classroom is. Work with what you've got, ya know?

You can buy all materials at Lowe's or Home Depot, or wherever you prefer to purchase your lumberjack goods.

Here's how it went down...

1. You can find these 2x4 sheets of plywood in various measurements of thickness, depending what you prefer. I would definitely suggest something sturdy if you plan on allowing students and/or adults to stand on it. Making a stage 2 x 4 prevented me from having to cut this piece.


2. I purchased one of these long pieces of wood. From what I've seen they usually cost somewhere in the $6-$10 range. I later cut into four pieces:

2 x 4 foot pieces
2 x 2 foot pieces

3. Once all the wood was cut, I lined them up under the plywood to make sure the measurements were correct and it all lined up how I had planned.

4. I used wood screws to screw the plywood to the four pieces on the bottom. Amazon has various options for wood screws, or you can pick those up while you're at Home Depot/Lowe's! Affiliate links below:

5. I then drilled holes through the sides to make space for those beautiful rainbow lights. In the summer you can find them with outdoor decor at most stores.

6. All that's left is to paint it! You can use any kind of paint that you see fit. I painted mine with chalkboard paint so that we could write on it. Affiliate links below:

That's it! It really was pretty inexpensive and just required some elbow grease, but was well worth it. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment, send me an e-mail, or message me on Instagram!



  1. This is beautiful! How did you drill such big holes for the lights? They look a lot bigger than average drill bits.

  2. The lights I found had removable covers so I just slid the bulb through, then placed the colored globe on the outside!

  3. I love this stage! How tall is it?

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