Today I’d like to show you how you can reuse a simple wooden box. (Mine was used as packaging for a cake.) I wanted to create a nice box where I can store my small notes, I write to myself what I’m grateful for. Therefore, it’s my gratitude box 😉 .
If you’d like to make one for yourself, follow the instructions below – it’s super easy, really. 🙂
So, let’s start with the tools you’ll need:
- a brush or a sponge
- your wooden box
- white acrylic paint and/or other colours
- washi tape
You have to start with whitening your box first – it’s the base. Of course, just if you want white to be your base colour. Choose the colour you like. Well, because I wanted a blue-white striped box, I chose blue and white as my colours. And yes, I painted just the outside of the box. But you can paint the inside, too, if you like.
Now, if you want a pattern – e.g. stripes – you have to use washi tape for covering up. That means you have to cover up the parts you don’t want to put colour on.
Then, paint the gaps with the colour you like. Wait until the colour dries. Just after that happened, you can pull off the washi tape stripes.
And if you have overpainted some metallic parts (like my box has) use a cotton bud dipped in water to clean it up.
That’s my diy idea for you today. Go ahead and try it out.
Enjoy your day,