Make a Seasonal Centerpiece Box

Seasonal Centerpiece Box

Ever since we decided to live tiny holiday decorating seems overwhelming.  My claim is there’s no room but what I failed to realize Christmas can be just as pretty when it’s simple.

So, I decided this year the seasonal centerpiece box would be my inspiration to decorate.

First, I made one for my desk and then another with trees.  I found these boxes to be perfect for all sorts of things and it’s possible I may create another.

What I like most is they’re word free so when finished they feel like art.

Creating a Color Palette

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The tree box begins with pine wood and has a Christmas theme to match a serving tray we’ll be making in one of our upcoming workshops.

Establishing the color palette was pretty easy because I used the same hues as the tray.

Dixie Belle Paint Colors

  • Buttercream
  • Barn Red
  • Midnight Sky
  • Palmetto

Wood Staining with Paint

Paint Techniques

Midnight sky was added to the bottom board using a thin paint layer application. This is attempted by cutting an old brush creating short bristles.  Cover the entire board with just one coat and let it dry.

The red and green boards were finished using paint staining.  This is one of my favorites and we use it in my workshops a lot, learn how to paint stain here.

These panting techniques are a breeze with Dixie Belle because the paint dries incredibly fast, especially if you begin with a thin layer first.  If you want a darker look then apply a second when dry.

The purpose of this technique is to add color but still get that touch of wood grain shining through.  It’s a winner tip and really adds natural beauty to any wood-base craft project.

Stenciling trees

Stenciling With StudioR12

The stencils on all these projects came from Studio R12 and Farm Fresh came from Cutting Edge Stencils. With the red box I just wanted to transfer trees so they almost overlap using the Palmetto green.

Stencil tips can be found here and if you’re looking for amazing brushes check out Cutting Edge, I love their stencil brushes.

Serving Tray with Centerpiece Box

Since the trees kind of appeared dark I decided to add buttercream as if snow had fallen.  I did this by reapplying the stencil and lightly going over the green.

It was the perfect solution and trees were transferred on both sides of the box.

Finishing touches included the same handles as the tray and instead of using this as a centerpiece box this will actually be more of a do dad box.  A place to stash keys and clutter that seems to cover the counter in a matter of minutes.

Centerpiece Box for the holidays

This blue box is my favorite and currently sits on my desk with a variety of jars inside.  You might see it again in December when I dress up my office space because I want to make a sign to compliment.

Check out my workshops, they’re a great outlet and allow for some freedom outside the daily routine. A chance to have fun and be creative is a winner and the best part you don’t even have to clean up afterwards.  Check out new Workshops Here.

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8 comments

  1. daisy says:

    The pick-up truck is my favorite! They all look so inviting!

    1. Carole says:

      Yes the truck is a fun one! Having fun creating with wood.

  2. Oh, I like the truck one. That’s different yet festive.

    We have so much going on this year, I might skip the whole house and tree decorating. Maybe a wreath for the outside and a centerpiece for the inside. Thank you for the ideas!

    1. Carole says:

      Yes that truck is a fun one. You will see it again probably the end of November because I have a neat complimentary project to go with it. I will use that tray in the RV for additional counter space – fits right over the sink. Anyways I hear you on the skipping decorating. I did that last year with the exception of decorating outdoors for the birds.

      Christmas has gotten so commercialized that it tends to ruin it for me it. So this year my plan is to just keep it simple, stay home more and enjoy time together. Oh and of course hallmark movies. LOL

  3. Patti says:

    That truck is super cute and I love both of the centerpiece boxes. The one with trees could be used all winter long and other any time of year. Also, how smart to use different levels of mason jars to fill up with whatever beauty you find outside. So easy and so beautiful.

    1. Carole says:

      Those boxes are so much fun – If I have a small class on Thursday I do think I’ll make another one. Would be great to have one match up with my Fall serving tray that I also use as additional counter space in the RV. Oh heads up – Loved your eBook and I’ve figured out what I’m going to make.

  4. Cd Loken says:

    Oh my, Carole that truck is perfect!! ❤️❤️ Now I definitely have to get that stencil and make a centerpiece box!! How awesome that you highlighted the trees with snow!! I would never have thought to do that!!

    1. Carole says:

      Love that truck too and this box can be adjusted to any size -such an easy build and I know your hubby could walk you through it.

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