Country chic weddings are the perfect opportunity to upcycle items and give them a new life. Consignment and thrift stores are filled with rustic products that can be customized to match your wedding décor. When it comes to card boxes, the key is to think outside of the box. A traditional potato bin exudes country charm but not necessarily wedding elegance. However, with a working lid and a stand of its own, a potato bin makes for a functional card box. Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint holds the key to elegantly transforming this kitchen storage item to a piece of wedding décor.
- 1 inch paint brush
- Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint in Whisper
- Americana® Decor™ Soft Touch Varnish
- Jute ribbon or burlap
- White card stock
- Cricut machine (I’m using the Cricut Explore Air 2)
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Vinyl
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint is an excellent medium for refinishing furniture because it requires no sanding or priming of the wood. Simply begin with a clean and dry surface. The below “before” photo is more tacky than I realized in the thrift store.
Using the 1 inch paint brush, cover the entire potato bin with Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint in Whisper. Apply as many coats of paint as necessary to achieve full coverage of the wood. Typically, this will be three coats. Let dry completely.
Evenly apply a coat of Americana® Decor™ Soft Touch Varnish over the paint. Let dry completely.
Now it’s time to customize the card box for your country chic wedding décor. Grab your handy dandy Cricut machine.
With the Cricut vinyl, cut letters to apply to the top of the box. I created the words “Cards Here.”
With the card stock, cut a paper doily shape.
Burlap and doilies are always country chic! Use hot glue to secure them to the card box. This box has a half of a paper shape that is embellished with a length of jute ribbon.
Are you looking for more Cricut related crafts and projects? See more on my Cricut tutorial page: