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Fairy Garden Planter Box

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Fairy Garden Planter Box
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Fairy Garden Planter Box

designed by Donna Welter

Create your own mini fairy garden in a planter box with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Inch Worm (DA563)

Patio Paint™ Home & Garden Reusable Stick-On Stencils™

  • Funky Flowers (6" x 8") (DCPS08)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • sandpaper (fine and medium grit)
  • wooden box (build your own (see attached) or thrift store find)
  • finishing nails
  • hammer
  • clean cloth
  • E6000 Glue
  • table saw
  • wooden spindles (4 or one large, cut into 4 pieces)
  • masking tape
  • 1/2" foam pouncer
  • 2" or 3" foam brush
  • 1" flat paintbrush
  • cordless drill
  • wooden appliqué

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Allow the paint to dry thoroughly between coats.

  1. Build the box according to the attached directions. (For the legs, I used a wooden spindle, purchased at a thrift store and cut into four pieces. A spindle can also be purchased at hardware store.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Wipe down the box with a clean cloth before painting.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a foam brush, paint the outside of the box with two to three coats of Coastal Waters. Let dry between each coat.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint 1" to 2" of the inner edges of the box with Coastal Waters. Let dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a foam pouncer, stencil leaves in Inch Worm from the Funky Flowers stencil on the front of the box, on either side of where you'll be placing the wooden appliqué.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a flat brush, paint the wooden appliqué with two to three coats of Inch Worm. Let dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Once dry, adhere the appliqué to the front of the box with E6000 Glue.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once fully dry, fill the planter box and stage the garden, adding trinkets and a gravel path or plants for interest.
    Step 7 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

When stenciling, use quick, up-and-down "pouncing" motions, making sure to use just a small amount of paint.

Lay the box on its side, face up, when adhering the wooden appliqué. Let it remain on its side until the glue is dry and the appliqué is set.