Doing some spring cleaning? Get your desk or art corner in order with this sweet DIY that looks great and helps you keep things in order. Perfect for moms who love to craft and need a little organization. If you're into paint projects, try this crafty DIY today! Read on for instructions on how to make this Art Supply Organizer:
- 2 scrap blocks of wood, about 2 x 4 inches
- wood glue
- wood screws
- 3/8 inch drill bit
- wood putty
- putty knife
- sanding block
- paint brushes
- ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape
- cutting mat
- x-acto knife
- acrylic paint (in colors of your choice)
- palette knife
- computer with word processing program
Step 1: Spread glue on one 2 x 4 inch wooden block and lay the second block on top to sandwich them together evenly.
Step 2: Clamp the wood together and drill two small holes to countersink the heads of the screws. Drive two screws into the bottom of the wood to hold the pieces together.
Step 3: Putty any cracks or holes. Sand until smooth.
Step 4: Use your word processor to write a word you want to appear on your Art Supply Organizer. Try a word like: create or art. Print out the words in a font you like using letters that appear about 3 inches high.
Step 5: Lay a strip of the ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape on your cutting mat. Lat the printed copy on top of your cutting mat and use a few pieces more piece of the tape to secure the corners and keep the paper in place ove rthe strip pof tape.
Step 6: Trace around the words with the x-acto knife (be sure to have a few fresh blades on hand.)
Step 7: Transfer the resulting cut-out tape letters onto the block of wood. Press the edges to secure the tape.
Step 8: Paint a base color onto the block. Then using a brush and/or palette knife dab thick paint over the block. Use the X-acto knife to very gently peel off the tape mask. Let the paint dry thoroughly overnight.
Step 9: After the paint has dried completely, mark the location of the utensil holes with a pencil. Put a piece of painter's tape on the drill bit to mark the depth of your holes. Drill holes at each mark.
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