Craft project box

As I do the majority of my craft work in the living room, I need to be mindful of packing it away quickly and easily when required. Recently I acquired a basic wooden box, originally I think from ikea. The box is the perfect size to fit behind the door of the living room so I stated to store my current projects in it. Well if you sit still long enough in my house you will get painted!

I’m really pleased with the finished result. I used left over egg shell paint from various projects and some clear varnish I found in the shed. The design is a word theme I have been working on for a while, I also made a memory box for my boyfriend in a similar style. I love the detail and concentration of hand painting the words using a print out and light pencil outline on the wood. It’s a really effective way of personalising an item and in this case giving the box a distinct purpose!