Rustic Box Centerpiece

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If you’re a DIY-selfer like me, and like to make your own stuff for your home when you can, here’s a good one. I made this rustic chic box, after enjoying the fun over at Shanty 2 Chic’s website.

Here’s how I made mine:

1. Go find some wood to recycle in your garage~or your neighbors. 3/4 inch by 6 inches pine thats old and weathered is best.

2. Cut the ends 5 inches wide.

3. Cut the length16 inches long.

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4. Use Gorilla Glue (the super glue of all time)

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5. After gluing, nail the ends on with brads (headless nails).

6. Stain with Minwax Wood Finish. I used English Chestnut #233 for this darker box. (I usually like Gunstock, its redder but still richly dark).

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7. Wait for stain to totally dry. Wipe with a rag. Wrap with jute twine, or butcher’s twine. I added a bottle cap from Reed’s Ginger ale. (To get the hole, I pounded a nail through the cap).

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Then find pretty bottles, vases, or whatever suits your fancy in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room decor fancy! I found antique coke bottles and filled them with pussy willows for a natural effect.

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