This project is a fun one that’s good for both kids and adults. It involves taking plain wooden boxes and decorating them so that they become beautiful. The finished project can then be used to give gifts in, used to hold candies or chocolates, or just for decoration. Here’s how to get started.
- Plain wooden box;
- Acrylic paint;
- Embellishments; and
- Foam paint brush.
If you are finding it hard to pick out the different materials needed, don’t worry. Here are some tips to help you choose the materials you need:
- When selecting your paint and embellishments, choose colours that work well together and help to reinforce the theme of the box. Remember, embellishments can be of any size and made from any material you like. The embellishments are key – they will set the theme and feeling associated with the box.
- Keep in mind that the colour of the paint will help to reinforce the theme. For example, by using bunnies as the embellishment and choosing paint in a pastel colour, this will give your box an Easter theme.
- It is probably easier to choose the embellishment first and then match it with a paint colour – but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it in that order. Choose the colours and embellishments that you like – that is all that matters!
- Your wooden box can be any size, small or large, depending on what you want to use it for. Once you have gathered all the materials you will need, you will be ready to paint and give the first touches of life to your box. Start by laying out some newspaper for easy clean up. Then, use the foam paint brush to apply the paint. The larger the box, the larger the foam brush that you can use. The great thing about foam brushes is that they allow you to apply paint quickly and easily. After you have finished painting, allow the box to completely dry.
One main advantage of using acrylic paints is that they are easy to clean with just some soap and water. Remember to clean your brush as soon as you finish your project, so that the paint doesn’t have a chance to dry. Once you have cleaned your brush, let it air dry and it’ll be ready for you to use on your next project!
Once your box is dry, you’re ready to add the finishing touches. Start by adding the embellishments. Once your embellishments have been added, the box is now ready to hold whatever you want it to. If you like, you can place some filling inside to prop up and cushion the objects the box will hold. One example of what to put in your box would be chocolates or candies to put out on the table.
Happy painting! Most importantly, enjoy your beautiful box and whatever it may be holding.