How to make a wooden box, Part 1

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On the windiest day,

in bright sunlight,

while wearing a pink baseball cap…

I did a Periscope video about how to make a basic box.

The wind blew sawdust into…well everything.  I couldn’t see anything on the phone while recording or read comments due to the bright sunlight…

except the pink baseball cap.

The best viewers ever {I have the greatest Periscope followers} said all was well and the video turned out okay….

except my phone didn’t “automatically” save the video.  There the video sat on Periscope..with no way to share it here. 🙁

So, I decided to make a series of posts and videos about making a simple rustic box.  Because there’s nothing better than a basic rustic box!!

How to make a wooden box, Part 1

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This box is the smaller wood box I started in the last part of that lost video.  I made 4 boxes in 10 minutes.  This box is so simple…it doesn’t have a bottom.  You will see why below.  I will show how to add a bottom.

I used a 1 by 3 board and cut 4 pieces that were 5 inches long.  I added glue to the one of the 5-inch sides on each piece.  Then formed a square box {see above} and added clamps to hold things tight.  All four boxes were dry and ready to paint.

I'm so happy you join our DIY community at Country Design Style! I would rather go thrift shopping than clothes shopping any day. On vacations, I'm always hauling home some "junky" find instead of clothes or souvenirs. The website is my passion. I wear the only hat and work hard to bring readers into finding the DIY in them. The website is a place for all of us to be inspired. That's why I use terms like "we" and "our." Design Workshop We have many live online design workshops. DIY challenges You're just starting the Farmhouse Style Challenge. I'm sure you will enjoy it. The comments have warmed my heart. I'm working on a Decorating with White Challenge coming out in July. Random Acts of DIY Kindness When posts are published you will receive an email with a photo and brief intro to the topic. Because I'm upfront, websites do this to get a "click" to the website. It helps our traffic numbers and increases our ad revenue. Since I strive to give more than expected, occasionally when you open your email, there will be a "random act of DIY kindness. A free printable, project plan, a quick DIY video or discounts to the shop. Below are a few posts that might interest you. Aging Wood Instantly Shabby Book Covers Scrap Wood Mantel Thank you for joining our DIY community. You can always reach me at this email.

If I wanted a bottom to my boxes, I would cut a piece of 1 by 4 by 3 1/4 inches.  Then glue it to the bottom as shown above.

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Now back to the rustic little boxes.  I painted them red.  Then aged the paint and exposed wood using my favorite technique.

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This is a pile of $11 worth of dollar store silk flowers.

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After removing the “handle” I grouped 6 stems together and wrapped duck tape around them.  Yep pink duck tape…to match that pink baseball cap!!  After there were 4 bunches of flowers, I bent 3 stems up slightly.  Then stuffed the stems into each box.

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Here’s why the four boxes don’t have a bottom.  This is a rusty chandelier on our front porch that’s made for candles.

Melting candle in July

Candles melt in Arizona!!  This picture was taken last July!

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This is the chandelier for this spring and summer!  Notice the aging effect on the boxes?

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Here’s a close-up.

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Arizona sun…try and melt these.
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These just might have to stay for fall too.  Click here to see two other wooden boxes made for a luncheon.  I’m really loving using the unpainted one around the house. 😕

So, is it hot enough to melt candles at your home yet?

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  1. These are fun little wooden boxes to be able to put around the house. You can use them as little containers and flower pots. I love how you painted yours to look a little weathered too!

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. Everything around here is getting weathered…including me. Lol. Thank you for visiting.

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