I’ve been wanting to have a tea party for a while: one where you dress up in a spring dress, sip tea out of elegant cups and nibble on cucumber sandwiches. Though I haven’t planned it, I thought I’d better get started by preparing some tea party must-haves, such as this adorable tea box.
- Wooden Cigar Box
- White Acrylic Paint
- Colored Acrylic Paint (accent color)
- Metallic Paint (I used silver and gold)
- Painter’s Tape
- Acrylic Spray or Mod Podge
Remove all metal fixtures from the box with a screwdriver, and put the screws in a safe place. Then, lightly sand down and dust off your box. Mask off half of the height of the box.
Paint the top and sides of the box all white. It’s okay to be messy here – your painter’s tape will prevent you from making mistakes!
Next, line your stencil up on top of the box so that it’s flush to the box’s edge. You can either use a foam dauber here and stamp in your metallic paint colors, or you can use a pencil to outline the stencil and then carefully paint within the edges.
Since my stencil was plastic (and slippery) I decided to do the latter.
I painted accents in silver first, then went back and painted the larger areas in gold.
To finish off the box, you can seal off the wood with a coat of acrylic sealer, mod podge, or just leave it as-is. Screw the hinges back on, insert tea, and you’re ready for your next tea party!