- Scrap Wood
- Mason Jars
The first step is to make the box. I used scrap fencing I had laying around to create mine. It is 11 inches long and about 3.5 inches high. The width was decided based on the number of mason jars I wanted in there, which was three. I secured the box together with a nail gun, but you can also use wood glue.
Next was to paint the wood. I experimented first on some scrap piece of wood. I wanted to get a worn finish, so I essentially 'white-washed' the wood, but instead of white, I used Pewter from the Americana line. I dipped my brush into the paint first, then quickly dipped it into a cup of water, then brushed the paint/water onto the wood.
I just used one layer of paint to get the look I was going for.
Next was to add more detail to the box. On one side, I wrote the word 'love' to the bottom corner.
I wanted the 'love' to be scripted in paint, so I then grabbed a baggie, cut a very small piece off one of the corners and then placed some paint in it; I chose Almond by Americana for this one. It's the perfect contrast to the Pewter.
I then lightly pressed on the baggie and outlined the 'love' that I had placed earlier with the pen.
On the opposite side, I added some pattern using a DecoArt stencil and Americana Multi-Surface in Cactus.
After all the paint was dried, I then distressed all the edges using some sandpaper.
Next was to add the final touch, and place a handle on each end.
Once the box was built, I lined three mason jars in it, and placed sprigs of baby's breath in the jars.
The color of the Pewter and the other elements give this piece a great rustic touch perfect for weddings and bridal showers!
The best part about this, it can be used again after the wedding for home decor.