June 25, 2014

Stamped and Stained DIY Wooden Trinket Box #DecoArt #Stampendous

Did you know how easy it is to create stamped images with paint? Yes...paint! By using stamps and different shades of acrylic paint {including metallic paint} you can create an easy DIY wooden trinket box in just a few minutes!

This DIY wooden trinket box makes a great addition to a personalized gift, which is perfect with wedding season coming up. The gel wood stain gives it a masculine look, while the metallic and acrylic stamped image softens the overall project.



Materials:

Wooden trinket box
Gel Wood Stain in Maple
Americana acrylic paint in Grey Sky
Dazzling Metallics in Renaissance Brown
Lovely Garden Stamps
Jumbo Acrylic Handle

Step 1: Apply Gel Wood Stain to your wooden trinket box with a paint brush. Wipe the excess stain away and buff with a paper towel or small cloth. Allow to dry completely.


Step 2: Pour a small amount of your Americana Acrylic Paint and Dazzling Metallics onto a piece of wax paper, and smooth out to a thin layer.



Step 3: Apply your chosen stamp to the Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Press firmly.

Step 4: Dip your stamp lightly into the paint, then apply to the wooden box using firm even pressure.


Tip: there's no need to rock the stamp back and forth, and doing this will actually distort your stamped image. Once you have chosen the location for your stamp, simply press it down in one motion. I like to leave mine for a few seconds, then pull it off my surface vertically so as to not smudge the image.

Step 5: Repeat twice more, overlapping your images and using both colors of paint.

Step 6: Allow to dry completely, then fill with trinkets!



Disclaimer: I was provided the Lovely Garden Stamps and acrylic handle by Stampendous for the purposes of this campaign. I received the Gel Wood Stain and Americana paints from DecoArt for the purposes of this campaign, as well. All thoughts, opinions and projects are my own.

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29 comments:

Martice Smith II said...

Hi Shan! Thank you for your tips!

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely way to give a gift! Much better than wrapping that will just get thrown away and it can be used over and over again for so many things! TFS!

Shan said...

Thanks ladies!! I'm really excited to give it to my husband once our son is born!

Tanya said...

Very nice!

Judy said...

Very pretty box. I love the gel stain and the paint together. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Lueders said...

Wonderful gift you made for your husband. And congratulations on your new child. You did a wonderful job on your box. Thanks for sharing.

BurningRubber said...

A very nice piece. I am sure your husband will cherish it.

Stampendous said...

Great idea, Shannon, and you've made it look so easy! Haven't played with the Gel Stains yet, but they look like "must-haves"! Thanks so much for sharing with us on your blog this week!

Julie Steed said...

Simple and pretty. This would be an excellent way to package a gift.

Sue D said...

Very pretty trinket box.

Brandi (@Fitzysmom) said...

I love the simplicity of this trinket box. What a cute little gift it would make! Thanks for sharing it.

whyducks said...

Very nice.

Carol McCready said...

Great technique. Love the stain.

Barbara said...

Love the idea of this box and the stain finish instead of a painted finish. The stamped image looks great on this! Thanks for sharing this technique!

erinstewart said...

Ohhh, I have maple stain from DecoArts in my stash! Thanks for the inspiration! Great project. Erin xx

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Very elegantly done!! i love those cling stamps.. I must try them :)

Diane said...

Love how it can be masculine and girlie at the same time!!

Carol said...

Fabulous ideas for using the products! Thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Shan said...

Thank yo so much everyone! It is safely tucked away in my hospital bag!

Bev said...

Wow a perfect gift love it...

bearsmother said...

The box is very pretty. thanks for the idea.

Con said...

Very nice and sentimental gift :) lovely. thanks, -con

Censie Sawyer said...

What a great DIY gift!

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

such a sweet and simple little little box. Thanks for the inspiration.

Claire Boyd said...

I love seeing ideas where run of the mill items are spruced up & they evolve into beautiful gifts. Great job with this one

Sheryll Bentley said...

This is a great idea for a memory box! Thanks!

Sarah Halstead said...

That is really adorable!

Cindi E said...

Quick and Easy!

butterfly said...

Love that you keep the natural wood look with just staining it - cute.
Alison x

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