What do you think about a cut box to hold your favorite morning beverages? I’m thinking of things like tea bags and K-cups for keurig.
Making a little project like this is really simple and it’s one we recently made at the Creative Arts Co-op in Commerce.
These little boxes are the perfect gift because you can fill them with just about anything.
Begin with Dixie Belle Gel Stain
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For those far away this box came together with pine wood using gel stain from Dixie Belle Paint. This product is amazing and very easy to use; I love that it’s a water base mix because it washes right off your hands when finished.
The stain is a liquid, all you do is shake the bottle really good, squirt a small amount on the wood. A little bit goes a very long way so if you over pour just lift if off with a rag and move to another board.
Start light and then for darker finishes apply a second coat; this stain will dry fast so you can finish in an afternoon.
Dixie Belle Gel Stain can be purchased here.
Applying to Gel Stain to Wood
Once the stain is on the wood take a rag and rub with the grain of the wood to cover the entire surface. Their gel stain comes in five colors and this teal happens to be my favorite. I also really like the Black Magic and Tobacco Road.
Once all the wood is dry then assemble your project with finishing nails.
With this box I used new stencils from Live Creatively Goods on Etsy. They’re new and she uses a nice thick Mylar material leaving you a high-quality product which is fantastic. These stencils can be used over and over which is really nice and they’re easy to clean.
This box is 12 inches across so the Tealicious worked perfectly.
How to Stencil
I find stenciling to be a relaxing activity and if you’ve never tried it before you might want to think about it on some of your upcoming projects.
Get my how to stencil tips here and if you’re local well join one of our workshop classes because I can teach you how to do this. We also have a huge inventory of stencils to pick from and it’s just really fun.
With an easy open and close lid this box will look cute sitting on a kitchen counter and keep things looking neat and tidy. This piece could also be used for so many other things too.
Perfect for sewing supplies or any small crafting tools.
Christmas is coming and projects like these make the best gifts because their simple yet creative. These cute beverage boxes will have you making fun all afternoon and the creativity was really sweet the night we made these at our workshop. It was a little bit of Christmas and Tealicious.
Join the fun and sign up for a Make & Take workshop class here.