I hope you enjoyed the fun handmade note card ideas this week. My initial reason to make the handmade cards was because I was going to gift the set to one of my best friends as a birthday present. I wanted a fun way to give them to her so I decorated a wooden box that she could use for either storing jewelry, photos or maybe even craft supplies of her own.
Here is a tutorial on how I decorated the box.
- Box – I bought mine from Michael’s
- Phillips screw driver
- Spray paint
- Fabric iron
- Mod Podge
- Sponge brush
- Painter’s tape
- Acrylic paint
- Small or medium paint brush
- Strong glue
Use your screw driver to remove all hardware pieces and set aside.
Use sandpaper to smooth the outside surface and wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Iron out any wrinkles in your fabric.
Apply a light coat of Mod Podge to your fabric and allow to dry at least 20 min.
To create a fabric lining for the lid and inside bottom of the box, flip the fabric over and trace the box shape with a pencil. Cut your traced pieces. You will need to trim a bit more depending on the thickness of the box edges. Set aside.
Spray paint. I really like using spray paint when I want a solid, smooth and even color. For tips on spray painting, check out this video from one of my favorite blogs, Censtational Girl. The biggest tip I can give is to spray very lightly and let each coat dry before adding the next to avoid drips. I used a white paint and primer in one. Don’t forget your protective face mask!
Once boxes are dry, use Mod Podge to adhere the cut fabric pieces to the inside lid and bottom of the box.
I then placed painter’s tape on the top and around the box to create lines. Paint and then remove tape.
Place your stencil on the box. I highly recommend adhesive stencils to avoid bleeding under the stencil. Paint and remove stencil.
I couldn’t resist adding a tiny sparkle on the top of the box. I grabbed my Liquid Fusion glue and placed a tiny Swarovski crystal on the top.