Welcome back creatives! It’s time to get some YOU time again and get busy creating.
Here’s a little list of extra supplies needed:
- old store card
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Philips head screwdriver or drill and drill bit
- 8 x 10 frame
- clear wax
In this month’s box, you’ll find a wooden crate to put together and supplies to make your very own Flower Market Box, along with an 8 x 12 print to decorate with.
Feel free to swap around the colours and make each project your own. Be sure to share them in our Facebook group so we can see how you have made them yours and inspire others!
Below are the instructions for the Flower Market project that can be downloaded and printed to make your projects at your own pace.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- Make sure that you give your wood a really good sanding with your sandpaper to avoid bleeding under your stencil.
- If you are going to have your goodies outside exposed to the elements you will need to seal them with either a clear wax or a tough coat to protect all of your hard work.
- Remove the packaging from your box including the stickers. Be sure to remove any sticky residue from the stickers.
2. If the stickers do not come off nicely spray with water and rub firmly with your finger. Remove any residue with sanding or rubbing alcohol.
3. Using your 120 grit sandpaper give the entire box sides a really good sand.
4. Pop out some Chocolate onto the plastic plate provided in your box and mix with water until you get a watery wash consistency.
5. Apply the chocolate wash using the chux cloth on all parts of the box. Let dry and apply another coat if you would like your stain darker.
6. Cut the napkin into sections of how you would like to decorate the box.
7. Using your drill or screwdriver but your box together following the instructions that were with the box.
8. Layout your napkin where you would like it Working one side at a time.
9. Either fussy cut around each of the flowers and leaves or you can gently tear around each part to give a more farmhouse vintage look like I did.
10. You can either mark gently with a pencil roughly the outline of where you would like the napkin or eyeball it and apply a good layer of topcoat to that area.
11. Then starting at the top of the napkin, place gently onto your box GENTLY burnish the napkin with your fingertips to make it adhere nicely to the slats of the box. Don’t worry about the napkin covering the gaps in the slats. We will fix that when the napkin is dry
12. Work one slat at a time and repeat the process until all of the napkin adheres to your box. Go back and gently apply more topcoat on any of the napkin that you may have missed.
13. Let completely dry. Using a craft knife gently cut away any of the napkin in the gaps. Then take a small piece of 120 grit sandpaper sand away any excess. This gives you a nice sharp edge.
14. Apply another coat of top coat over the top of the napkin and seal. Let completely dry.
15. Let completely dry. Using a craft knife gently cut away any of the napkin in the gaps. Then taking a small piece of 120 grit sandpaper sand away any excess. This gives you a nice sharp edge.
16. Apply another coat of top coat over the top of the napkin and seal. Let completely dry.
17. Repeat the process for the other 3 sides. Once everything is dry sand over the napkin areas to get a nice smooth finish.
18. Wipe down to remove any sanding dust. Burnish your “Flower Market” Stencils with your store card or scraper. Remove the backing paper, line them up and place firmly on the top 2 rungs of the box. Burnish with your store card or scraper and remove the transfer paper. Repeat for the other side.
19. Distress the entire box to your liking.
20. Apply wax to seal in all of your hard work including over the napkin.
You can download and print your instructions >>HERE<<
Don’t forget to share your finished projects or ask any questions in our —-> DIY Surprise Box Creatives Group. Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Feel free to email your finished projects to email@example.com. I sure would LOVE to see them!
Happy Painting and Creating!