Autumn Leaves Carved Box
Embellish a candle box with painted leaves and carved texture for a rich autumn accent. This candle box would be perfect on your autumn table, even for Thanksgiving. Would also make a great hostess gift.
- Walnut Hollow® #17020P Candle Box
- Walnut Hollow® #4004 Carving Set-4 Pieces
- gold metallic paint
- dark green paint
- paper towel
- paint brush
- spray varnish
- To prepare wood for painting, use sandpaper to lightly sand entire wood surface. Remove dust with paper towel.
- Use pencil to draw leaves in a random pattern on top and sides of box. Draw free hand, use a stencil, or trace a real or silk leaf.
- Use brush to paint each leaf dark green.
- Use gouges to carve grooves in the wood except for the leaves.
- Use small gouge to carve veins in each leaf.
- Use brush to paint entire box with gold metallic paint. The dark green will show through the metallic gold paint. Let dry.
- Apply 2-3 coats of spray varnish for a protective finish.
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