*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint by Plaid Crafts. All opinions are 100% mine and honest.
Today’s project is a simple, inexpensive stenciled planter box made from reclaimed wood . Use this rustic crate for house plants, flower bouquets, to display vintage bottles, candles and more! I used FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint and an Ed Roth Stencil1 stencil with some scrap wood and chicken wire I had on hand to build this versatile rustic home accent. Read on to find out how you can make your own version!
Ed Roth Stencils
FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint
FolkArt Antiquing Medium
Lint Free Cloth
Nailer or hammer and nails
Cut wood for the bottom, 2 ends and divider of your crate. I these all from the same piece of pallet wood.The two ends should be the same height, and the middle divider should be that height minus the thickness of the bottom piece.
Attach the ends to the bottom as pictured, placing a strip of wood glue at the contact point before nailing together. I used one inch brad nails with my nail gun.
Attach the divider by flipping box over so that the bottom is up and nailing through the bottom into the divider so you are left with the above image.
For the sides of the crate, I used a wood shim like scrap piece from my stash. You could use paint stirrers or vintage yard sticks here too. Cut four of them (2 for each side) the same length. To get the length just hold the wood up to the crate with one edge flush and mark the other edge to cut.
Cut chicken wire with metal snips to same length and height as crate. Put the wire in place and secure by nailing side planks in place over the top of the wire.
Repeat with the remaining side plank at the top, then flip the crate over and repeat on the other side.
Since all of my wood was random and mismatched, I decided to pull it together with FolkArt Antiquing Medium. This stuff is super easy to use and I love the aged effect, on top of how it unifies the various wood pieces.
Apply the medium with a sponge brush in a few inch sections at a time, then wipe back with a lint free cloth until you get the desired effect.
If you find it too dark, use a damp cloth to remove more of the stain.
Once that is dry, tape your stencil into place and apply the FolkArt Muti-Surface Paint using a stencil brush.
I found the stencil I tried easy to use. The lines were crisp and there was no bleeding.
The Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils come in large formats that are ideal for walls, floors and furniture, and are made of durable, reusable mylar that is super easy to clean. These stencils will be available at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft stores soon.
As for the paints, they work on any surface, are dishwasher safe and can be used indoor and outdoor. I personally can’t wait to try them on glass so I am sure you will be seeing that around here in the near future!
Once that is dry, you are ready to use your awesome handbuilt crate! I went with ferns, but the customization options are endless. Make it all you.
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