Father's Day Painted Tool Box

Father's Day Painted Tool Box

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 5th 2014

Paint a unique Father's Day tool box with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • E6000 glue
    • burlap
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • 1" painter's tape
    • cosmetic sponge
    • found objects
    • tool box



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the tool box with two coats of Mushroom.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use 1" painter's tape to mask off stripes at either side of the tool box. (Refer to photo for placement.) Use a cosmetic sponge to dab on two coats of Cotton Ball. Outline the stripes by masking with painter's tape and, using a cosmetic sponge, dabbing on two coats of Turquoise Waters.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Cut burlap into a rectangle. (The size will be determined by the size of the tool box; refer to photo.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the burlap loosely with Cotton Ball. (Do not paint it solidly or paint all the way to the edges.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Place found objects, like nuts, bolts, or screws, on the burlap and spell out "Tools". Once you are happy with the placement, adhere the objects into place with E6000.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. When the "lettering" is dry, place the tools sign on the front of the tool box and adhere with E6000. (Refer to photo for placement.)