Need a reprieve from the summer heat? You’re not the only one! We recommend making yourself some icy sweet tea or a fresh, cold brew and spending an afternoon or evening crafting away. You can start with the project below — a lovely little plant or candle stand made from a birch slab. Give it a little TLC via some satin-finish paint, and you’ve got yourself a one of a kind charmer.
What You Need:
- At least one small paint brush
- Cup of water
- Medium sized birch slab
- Four to six colors of wood-approved paint (we recommend satin finish)
Start at the center with a small dot of paint. With care and attention to your color selection, begin painting circle after circle. Don’t worry too much about creating perfectly round circles or precise edges. There’s a certain effortless appeal in imperfect strokes. Do give each circle a minute to dry to prevent smearing.
We opted for Martha Stewart’s satin finish paints, which we found at a local craft store along with the birch piece. When you’ve finished painting, you can use ModPodge or a sealant spray to lock in the color and prevent chipping.
Once your stand has dried completely, use it to prop up a plant, candle, jewelry holder, or whatever else could use a little lift.
+ What cool crafts brighten your summer days?