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Shabby Nesting Boxes

Nesting boxes become eclectic accessories, transformed by a bit of FolkArt paint, paper and embellishments.

At a Glance:

#4101 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mediums and Finishes Logo
  • Mod Podge Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Seashell Pink, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Blue, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 4

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $0.89
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Metallics - Taupe, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Mediums - Antiquing Medium - Down Home Brown, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Outdoor, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

3 nesting boxes, Loose bristle paintbrush – 1” wide, Hot glue gun and sticks, Ceramic bird, Scrap paper map tag and torn paper, Decorative wood Fleur-de-Lis, Paper dress form, Seed beads, Embellishments: keys; rhinestones; pearls; ribbons; crown charm

Instructions

1.      Paint each nesting box and lid a solid color using Coffee Bean, Seashell Pink and Light Blue.  Paint two coats if necessary.  Allow to dry.  Using a loose bristle brush, dry brush Metallic Taupe over all the boxes and lids.

 

2.      For the Bird Box: Hot glue trims around the lid, a key to the front and rhinestones to the box and lid in a random pattern.  To make the bird, paint 1 coat of Coffee Bean over the entire bird.  Allow to dry. Paint 1 coat of crackle medium over the Coffee Bean paint.  Allow to dry.  Working quickly, paint Light Blue over the dried crackle medium.  Lightly dry brush Antiquing Medium over the bird.  Hot glue the bird to the top of the box.  Add more embellishments if desired.

 

3.      For the Small Box:  Hot glue ribbons around the edge of the box.  Coat the back of the paper tag with Mod Podge and secure to the front of the box.  Paint the wood Fleur-de-Lis with Coffee Bean and dry brush with the Taupe.  Hot glue the wood shape to the top of the box.  Add additional embellishments like rhinestones, pearls and trims.

 

4.      For the Dress Form Box: Hot glue ribbons around the edge of the box.  Coat the back of the torn paper map with Mod Podge and secure to the front of the box.  Apply a thick coat of Outdoor Mod Podge to the dress form, press the seed beads into the Mod Podge and allow to dry.  Continue until the whole dress form is covered.  Hot glue the dress form to the top of the box.  Add additional embellishments like crown charms, rhinestones, pearls and ribbons.

videos

Paris Apartment: Shabby Nesting Boxes (5:02)

Nesting boxes become eclectic accessories, transformed by a bit of FolkArt paint, paper and embellishments.

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Nesting boxes become eclectic accessories, transformed by a bit of FolkArt paint, paper and embellishments.

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.

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