Happy Monday crafters! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Father’s Day is almost here! A simple wood caddy, personalized for your dad makes a great gift. You can put a few new tools into it, or maybe Dad’s favorite snacks. The chalkboard front allows you to put a loving message, a “Honey Do” list (ahem), or even a reminder of when the game is on! Laura Bray designed and created this awesome and useful Father’s Day craft. This project is very simple to make, and it will take up to 2 hours to complete. See the supplies and instructions to create this project below. To see more projects by Laura check out her blog, Katydiddys.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-436 Engine Red, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-479 Pure Black, Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint-32218 Gray, Mod Podge
Unfinished wood caddy, Wood monogram letter, Polka dot scrapbook paper, 3D sticky dots
- Paint the front panel of the caddy in the chalkboard paint. Paint at least two coats, allowing it to dry at least one hour between coats.
- Paint two coats of red paint onto the caddy.
- Paint the wood letter black.
- When all the paint is dry, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the inside bottom of the caddy. Glue it down with Mod Podge.
- Cut strips of scrapbook paper to embellish the front of the caddy as shown. Apply them to the front of the caddy using Mod Podge.
- Apply 3D sticky dots to the back of the monogram letter and attach to the front of the caddy.
- Allow the chalkboard to cure for at least 24 hours before using. To condition it, lightly rub chalk over the surface, erase and then write your message.