Friday, November 29, 2013

Decoupage Stationary Box

Amber over at Damask Love had a great post awhile back demonstrating a cute way to present a stationary set.  Like most of the posts that come from Amber, it inspired me!  I knew right away this would be a perfect type of gift for my MIL who never misses an occasion to send a card.  Here is my take on Amber's stationary kit.

I purchased some Ivory spray paint to color the unfinished pine box.  I used an ENTIRE can of spray paint and could still see though the paint to the grain, so I took another direction and brushed on some multipurpose craft paint.  I think the box probably needed to be primed first because the wood just sucked up the paint.  These types of crafts seem to take the longest for me to complete, where I can envision what I'd like the project to look like (thanks to Amber's blog) but just can't seem to get there.

The stationary box fits about 30 cards with envelopes.  Since I usually make multiples when creating cards, I have a stash of them to choose from which I tucked inside the box, covering a variety of occasions.  I decided to purchase my MIL a personalized address stamp from my favorite place The Stationery Studio and placed the stamper next to the cards.

Supplies Used:
Wood Box, Craft paint, Floral Cut OutsDecoupage Gloss FinishBrushes

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