2 1/2X4X24 pine craft boards
2 1/2X6X24 pine craft boards
3/4 in. finishing/brad nails
saw to cut wood (I used a miter saw)
Here are the four boards. I found these at Lowes in the pine craft board section. They were already cut the length that I needed. That's what makes it so easy purchasing from that section. All are 1/2 in. in depth.
The boards weren't exactly all the same length, which is common when buying wood. I stacked both of the 4 in. wide boards and one of the 6 in. wide boards all together. Then, I cut the boards the same length as the shortest board that way they would all be the exact same length.
After, making sure the boards were the same length. I took the 6 in. wide board and used it as the bottom of the box and the two shorter pieces I used as the sides. I nailed the long side boards to the bottom. That left me with the short sides to cut. I used the other 6 in. wide board to make the short sides. I held it against the side of the box and marked it so I would know where to cut and did the same for the other side.
After nailing the short sides to the box I was done!
I painted the box with Country Living Caromal Colours. This paint is so much like ASCP. The only notable difference is it's thicker. I painted peppercorn textured basecoat first and parchment on top of that and then distressed it. I had some large mason jars that I placed inside. I tucked in moss and flowers around the jars. I plan on placing candles in the jars as well. Tip: When you buy the candles if your jars are 3 in. wide go to Target and buy the unscented candles that are 2.75 in. wide. and 4 in. tall. They will fit perfectly. I didn't do this and so I have to go back and get the correct size. But I was so excited I finished the box I decided to go ahead post pics and instructions.
This project cost me around 13 bucks for the wood and nails. There are so many different looks for this centerpiece. It looks great just left very simple with the jars, moss, and candles. Dorie decorated hers simply and tied twine around the jars. I love that look! You could also take the jars out and add dried hydrangeas. The ideas are endless. It's super easy, fast, and cheap to make. Would you try to build this?
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