Kolu Display Stand

So, this Sankranthi was indeed special with our first Bommala Koluvu/Doll display. Friends throughly enjoyed visiting our home to view the dolls. Few were handmade, few store-bought and many of other dolls are something that I have been collecting from different places I visited.

As most of my toys were small and less in quantity,  it took a while to decide on the size of the display stand. Well, for my husband who is engineer by profession it was a cake walk.

Here is the Kolu stand he built. Top most -3 ft ; Middle – 2ft; last step – 1ft


So all we did was walked into Lowes Home Improvement store and picked 2(comes in bunch of 4)- 3ft square Baluster and 1 – 24inch wide particleboard. The staff was incredibly helpful and had offered free wood cutting. We had one bunch(4) of 3ft square Baluster cut into 2ft each leaving 1ft piece from each of them and 24 inch board into 3 equal pieces.

So in total you need:

8 inch – 3 boards

3 ft – 4 legs

2 ft – 4 legs

1 ft – 4 legs

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Tools required are:


Make an inch markings on the board like shown below and drill holes.


Drill hole to the legs too and screw them using wood nails.


And here it is after displaying the dolls 😀


Isn’t that fun, easy, quick and economical project. With tools on hand the total budget is $30.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and if you have the tradition of doll display for Dushera and need a display stand save it 😉

Have a great day!!


  • Before you build the stand, display your dolls on floor randomly  to get an estimate width of the steps.
  • Keep in mind the weight of the dolls you have, as it helps in deciding the material of the board.
  • Make sure you carry tape to the store.

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

9 thoughts on “Kolu Display Stand

  1. Reblogged this on Site Title and commented:
    very nice. but if you still want golu dolls already made but can’t find them in America (like me but in Canada)-we only get them in Toronto where there are more Tamils(its the only place in Canada where There are more Tamils then Punjabi) and where I don’t live.)then you should go on http://www.thugil.com/indian-gifts/indian-toys-and-dolls.html Its the only online shopping site i trust


  2. Hello Nima,
    Thanks for the detailed instructions on making Golu steps. We followed your blog,and made our Golu steps😀

    Best Regards,


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