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Shabby Nesting Boxes

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Nesting boxes become eclectic accessories, transformed by a bit of FolkArt paint, paper and embellishments.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Seashell Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2485
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Blue, 2 oz.
Item #402
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 4
Item #44246
Handy foam brushes are the perfect size for a variety of craft projects, including varnishing, basecoating and more. For use with waterbased finishes and paints only.

$0.89

FolkArt ® Metallics - Taupe, 2 oz.
Item #580
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
Item #694
Gives a weathered, time-worn finish to projects.

$2.09

FolkArt ® Mediums - Antiquing Medium - Down Home Brown, 2 oz.
Item #811
FolkArt ® Antiquing Mediums provide the gently-used look of antiqued furniture and accessories. Choose from assorted traditional antiquing colors to add a classic, old-time finish to a variety of projects—painted or unpainted surfaces, varnished or unvarnished.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.
Item #940
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Outdoor, 8 oz.
Item #CS11220
This waterbase sealer, glue and finish lets you decoupage for the outdoors! Seals and protects wood, terra cotta, slate, tin and more. Dries fast & clear. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
3 nesting boxes
Loose bristle paintbrush – 1” wide
Hot glue gun and sticks
Ceramic bird
Scrap paper map tag and torn paper
Decorative wood Fleur-de-Lis
Paper dress form
Seed beads
Embellishments: keys; rhinestones; pearls; ribbons; crown charm

Instructions

1.      Paint each nesting box and lid a solid color using Coffee Bean, Seashell Pink and Light Blue.  Paint two coats if necessary.  Allow to dry.  Using a loose bristle brush, dry brush Metallic Taupe over all the boxes and lids.

 

2.      For the Bird Box: Hot glue trims around the lid, a key to the front and rhinestones to the box and lid in a random pattern.  To make the bird, paint 1 coat of Coffee Bean over the entire bird.  Allow to dry. Paint 1 coat of crackle medium over the Coffee Bean paint.  Allow to dry.  Working quickly, paint Light Blue over the dried crackle medium.  Lightly dry brush Antiquing Medium over the bird.  Hot glue the bird to the top of the box.  Add more embellishments if desired.

 

3.      For the Small Box:  Hot glue ribbons around the edge of the box.  Coat the back of the paper tag with Mod Podge and secure to the front of the box.  Paint the wood Fleur-de-Lis with Coffee Bean and dry brush with the Taupe.  Hot glue the wood shape to the top of the box.  Add additional embellishments like rhinestones, pearls and trims.

 

4.      For the Dress Form Box: Hot glue ribbons around the edge of the box.  Coat the back of the torn paper map with Mod Podge and secure to the front of the box.  Apply a thick coat of Outdoor Mod Podge to the dress form, press the seed beads into the Mod Podge and allow to dry.  Continue until the whole dress form is covered.  Hot glue the dress form to the top of the box.  Add additional embellishments like crown charms, rhinestones, pearls and ribbons.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.