This will show you how one simple idea will keep me up all night because I always have to take everything to the next level.
PaintI painted the box pink with some acrylic paints (from the craft store) that I keep in the basement. The clementine crate needs 2 coats of
I can't resist the scrap book isle at the local craft stores. If something is on sale, I buy it for later. Who knows when you need pretty paper at 9:32 at night? The most difficult part of this entire project was finding the place where I saved that paper. If you can't find your pretty paper, wrapping paper will do nicely, or you can always print something from your computer.
MeasureOne thing I've learned from wood working is measure twice and cut once. If you want to create stuff, you have to become master of the ruler. To master something you need to practice, practice, practice!!
My ruler experience has shown me that I always measure short. To compensate, I always cut a little long and re-measure, I can always re-cut a little to get it perfect. I thought it was just me, but apparently its a thing for left handers. IT IS!! DON'T LAUGH AT ME!
CutI don't bother using scissors for straight cuts any more ever since, I received a portable rotary trimmer two Christmases ago. I am a menace with scissors. I can never find good left-handed scissors so I force myself to go right.
When you are in elementary school and the only left handed scissors that are provided to you are mangled and dull, you learn to use the rightie scissors but never to the mastery and finesse that a rightie can handle them.
GlueI poured Elmers on the bottom and spread it around with a paint brush.
FixThere were some very large gaps in the bottom of that Clementine crate, so I cut and added thick cardboard and glue to re-enforce the parts that had no backing. I don't know if this is necessary, but I can picture my kid driving a pencil right through it so I am better safe than sorry.
Add Detail.This is the type of thing that keeps me up all night. I didn't like the fact that the ugly staples that held together the box showed so I decided to cover them. Cutting these all these little papers and gluing them over each staple wasn't the most efficient idea. Did I mention, I hate scissors?
I ran out of flowers so I could not cover all the staples, If I had planned this project a little better I could have made sure I had enough paper to finish the job. I still had some staples showing.