I am so excited to share this super easy and adorable project! Nate and I – ok let’s be real it was just me – decided we needed to add some spring décor to our living room. *Enter – paint stick centerpiece*.
While browsing Home Depot, Nate and I spotted a really cute, small wooden crate. We have made a larger crate before and thought the smaller one would be no problem. Nate suggested we use paint sticks for the edges – to get out of cutting the pieces I’m sure.
You will need –
- 10 – Paint Sticks
- Stain – we use a piece of an old t-shirt to apply
- Staple Gun
- 1×4 – 2, 4.5 inch pieces
- Rotary Tool for engraving
Here is what we did:
- Cut two 4.5 inch pieces from a 1×4 for the sides of your box.
- Stain the paint sticks and side pieces. If you are going to do the optional engraving – do this before you stain. I did a cute A + N with a heart!
- When dry, use a staple gun to attach the paint sticks to both end pieces to create the sides and bottom and you are done with the box – super easy, right?!
The center of the box is up to you – this is for your home! We decided on using mason jars to complete the more rustic look and added some fake flowers. I would love to have some real peonies in there – it is on my “to buy” list, but for now – we will stick with the fake ones.
What you need to match ours:
- 3 Mason Jars
- White Chalk Paint
- Sand Paper – optional
- Fake – or real flowers
I used white chalk paint to paint the three mason jars. After they dried – I used sandpaper to distress the jars. This is totally optional but since we were going rustic – I thought it fit. I got my flowers at a local craft store.
The thing that I love most about this project is how versatile it is. When fall rolls around in a few months – I will be able to switch out the flowers and modify the arrangement, instead of having to find something totally new. In my opinion, this would also be a really awesome centerpiece for a wedding!
Have a great week and as always, thanks for reading! 🙂