Hello all Jacque here again with another fun
quick project that is sure to make someone smile!
A Dollar tree arrow jewelry box
It’s not secret that I have a slight obsession
with the Dollar Tree.
You may even recall last winter the Monogrammed
Jewelry Boxes I made using a wooden box from the dollar store. I was beyond
thrilled when I noticed the other day that my closest store once again has
Here is what you are going to need to complete
– Wooden Box
– Craft Paint (two colors)
– Gel Stain
– Paper Towels
– Spray Adhesive
– Paint Brushes
Start off by painting your box with what will
become the base color. For my box I chose a turquoise color.
Let your box dry. Spray the back of your stencil
with spray adhesive let set till tacky, line up on the top of your box, and
stencil the second color.
Wait for your paint to dry I would suggest at
least an hour. Now you are ready for the Gel Stain. I apologize
for not getting any pictures of this but I was working fast making sure not to
get any on our new countertops! I’m sure the better half appreciates that
one! Apply the gel stain to your box using a foam brush. Cover all areas and
depending on how dark you want your box to end up wipe off immediately or after
a few minutes. I let mine sit for about 60 seconds before wiping the gel
Once the gel stain is wiped away you are left
with a cool antique like finish. Let the gel stain dry for at least two hours
and then apply a coat of polycrylic to seal the paint and stain into the wood.
Once your polycrylic coat has had a chance to dry you are ready to use your
jewelry box or even give to someone you care about!
How cute is that?!
Thanks Jacque for sharing with us today.
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How cute is this. Love the chevron design and this would make such a cute gift. Hugs, Marty
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
I love this project! I had no idea they had wood boxes like this. Next visit I’m going to have to go up and down every aisle!
Debbie, really cute project. I have been there with working on surfaces that I know my hubby wouldn’t be pleased with so I have worked fast to make sure nothing goes wrong. I tell him sometimes when the mood strikes you have to act. I can’t wait for the new house to start and then be finished not just to decorate but to get back to doing projects!!!
Angelina-JoJo and Eloise
WHAT!?!? This is so ADORABLY CUTE!! What a fun and creative idea.. The colors and pattern are perfect for this piece, I totally LOVE it 🙂
Cute cute cute!! Now I want to make one for Mackenzie’s room…love it!
OMG this project is so adorable and sounds as if it is pretty easy to do. I have got to see if my Dollar Tree has any of these boxes as I would so love to try this project. Debbie I love your tutorials as they are always so clear and easy to follow. As always, thank you for sharing.
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life
That is so darn cute. You always amaze me.
Another really cute craft. I love this how cute to give as a gift. Super sweet.
Oh my gosh! This is SO cute! I too will be hustling over to my Dollar Tree to see if they have any of these super cute wood boxes. In the meantime, I NEED to know where you got that stencil! It is so cute and versatile! I’m hoping it is a national chain store so I too can go snatch one up. Thanks for sharing this cute craft!
So pretty – love the chevrons and the blue color! Pinned!
I went to the dollar tree yesterday but my creative wheels weren’t turning. I bought dumb dog toys and silly string instead. You always find little gems at that funny store – or at least you make them into gems.
I love this, so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!
Ok I Love Love Your Dollar store Projects, But this one Gorgeous!!! Yes Just Mail right to me lol
Love it Keep them coming!!
You are so good! Great ideas! Thank you.