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Christmas Box

Create a fun holiday centerpiece with two desk drawers for a unique and festive craft idea! Try this DIY to decorate your dining table with Christmas spirit and add charm to your space.

At a Glance:

Project #15648 Skill Level: Beginner

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk 12 Color Set - PROMO845

Number Needed: 1 $59.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Layering Block - 36046

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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F/A PAPER STENCIL - WEDDING DAY 2", 48 PC.

Number Needed: 1 $5.29
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Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8" - 34058

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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Other Supplies

  • Two vintage drawers that are the same size
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • Wood glue

instructions

  1. Remove hardware from drawers.  Glue the two end of the drawers together with wood glue to make one big box.
  2. Drill a pilot hole and then screw drawers together.
  3. Basecoat with White Adirondack.
  4. Stencil "Merrry Christmas" in Imperial in the center of box as shown in photo.
  5. Pour some Rich Black to a plate.  Dip the flat side of layering block into paint and then remove any excess onto a paper towel.  Lightly glide the block along the box and the edges of the box to achieve distressed look.  Don't be too heavy-handed.  It only takes a little to get the effect.
  6. Once dry add the hardware back.

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Related FAQs

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Yes, it is highly recommended that you seal your project to ensure maximum protection.
Use Wax to achieve a soft, smooth finish with your choice of Clear, Antique or White. Wax should be applied every 6-12 months or as needed for high traffic surfaces. It is for indoor use only. An alternative to Wax is Matte Varnish. Use this on heavily used furniture. It can be used for indoor or outdoor projects.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.