Hey, everyone!! I have missed you all! I took a couple weeks away from the blog to prepare for the Thorndale Christmas Home Tour. My mother and I decorate one of the homes of the tour and this is our second year doing it. We have so much fun, but it is A LOT of work… like A LOT! We pretty much empty the store and decorate someone else’s home. I had a professional photographer come in and take pictures, so those will be coming soon! I can’t wait to show you all, but for now, I have a quick and easy DIY to share.
Seriously guys, this DIY is soooo easy!
I made this decorative box with an old cardboard box and some wood shims. I have had these wood shims kickin around for quite a while and I have wanted to use them for a DIY forever!
All I did was grab my trusty hot glue gun and I started gluing on the wood shims to the box. This couldn’t be any easier!
You will notice there is some overhang on the box, that is ok! I will show you the tool I used to cut it off in a bit, but first, notice how I placed the shims?I alternated the thick ends. I did this because I wanted the box to have a cool look. Almost like the wood is protruding in spots.
This is the tool that I used to cut off the overhang. What is it? I have no idea LOL … if you know, please tell me. I found them in the tool box. It is basically like an Exacto knife/scissors. Love it, though!
Time for the big reveal!Notice my daughter’s ornament? She made that in school — it is one of my favs!
One would never know that this is a cardboard box! You will notice that I also stained the wood. I wanted the box to look a little darker. I used Early American from Minwax.
Let me know what you think about this project and share with all your friends! We all love the quick and easy DIYs! Do you like the tassel blanket? I will be posting a tutorial for this very soon!! 🙂
You did an excellent job making this. For sure I will be making this project with my son, over the holiday break. Thank you fr sharing.
You are most welcome! Thank you for your kind comments!!!
Oh, I forgot to ask, how many shims did you use for this project? I don’t think I’ve ever seen shims this long before, how long are this that you used to make your box? I love your daughter’s school project pictures, by the way. They are so cute.
The shims came in a bag at Home Depot. They are 16″ 🙂 Here is a link to the product I purchased https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.16-inch-woodshims.1000729924.html
Thank you!! 😀