Stenciled Honeycomb Box

Stenciled Honeycomb Box

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 14th 2015

This wooden crate buzzes with color and interest compliments of Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paint.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • painter's tape
    • 2" flat brush
    • cosmetic sponge
    • large wooden crate
    • andy skinner industrial cling stamps
    • printed images



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Make sure the wooden crate is clean and dust free.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a 2" flat brush and Everlasting to paint the entire outside of the crate. Rinse brush.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use the same brush and Inheritance to paint the entire inside of the crate. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Place the Americana Busy Bee Stencil across the outer sides of the crate. Load a cosmetic sponge with Inheritance to lightly pounce on random honeycombs. (You can block sections with painter's tape or just hold in place with fingers.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Let the crate dry completely.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Rip pieces of painter's tape to fit around one honeycomb at a time. (The tape will used be over random honeycombs.)
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Load a cosmetic sponge with Rustic and pounce it on the stamp. (I used the bottom crackled stamp from the Stampendous: Andy Skinner Industrial Stencils.) Stamp over the individual honeycomb. Repeat for the desired look.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Print out some bumblebees of your choice, as many as you choose. Cut them out with scissors.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Americana Matte Decou-Page where you want the bumblebees to be.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Immediately adhere the printed out bee and smooth out any air bubbles. Brush more Decou-Page on top to seal. Rinse brush.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Let dry completely.
    22. Instruction #11