If you’re like me and love to have your home decorated for Springtime, you’ll love this Budget Friendly Beautiful Table Scape! It’s a DIY project that adds that extra homey touch to your decor.
If you like what you see, make sure to sprinkle some TLC!
Let’s get started!
Materials you’ll need are as follows:
- Paint (choose your colors)
- Small wood beads
- Decorated napkins
- Elmer’s Glue
- Paper-Mâché Bunny
- Four Wood Squares
- Paint Brushes
- Hair Dryer (optional, for quick drying)
- Mod Podge (optional, for sealing coasters)
Once you have all your materials together, we’ll start with painting your wood squares white. The colors are optional but I chose white in order to make the design on the napkin pop. I would recommend using lighter colors, this way the design does not get washed out.
You’ll paint each of the four squares white. After, once they’ve dried, you’ll paint a thin layer of Elmer’s Glue onto the square. You’ll want to this step and the next, one at a time. Don’t try to do all four squares at once, the glue will dry too fast.
Once you’ve added a layer of glue to one of your squares, you’re going to want to figure out what design from the napkin you’d like on it. Once you’ve chosen, cut a piece of the napkin that is a little bigger than the wood square and carefully place it onto the wood square. Make sure you separate your napkin so that the design is a super thin piece of paper. Keep the extra napkin hanging over the edges, we’ll get rid of this later.
Once you’ve done this step with all four of your wood squares, we’ll move onto the next step. That will be shaving off that excess napkin. You’ll do this by grabbing a sanding block, sandpaper, or a nail file. Take your tool of choice, and scrape the wood square in a downward motion. Make sure it’s downwards because if you scrape up or sideways you’ll ruin the napkin design you’ve placed.
Now, we’ll work with those small wood beads. Take 16 of the wood beads and place them into a plastic bag. Grab your paint of choice and add that to the plastic bag as well, then you’ll want to stir or mix the paint inside the bag so it coats the small beads.
After you’ve coated the beads in your color of choice, pour them onto a plate and let dry. This is a time where you can use the hair drier for a faster dry time. Once dry, grab your hot glue gun and stick four beads on the corners of one wood square. You’ll repeat this process for each wood square.
Set your wood squares aside to dry. We’ll move onto the bunny next! Start by painting the bunny in your desired color. Once again, I chose white, in order for the design to pop. You can choose whichever color you’d like but I would, again, recommend a lighter color. Make sure the coat of paint is thin, but covers the bunny as much as possible.
Allow the bunny to dry, this is yet again, another area you could choose to use the hair dryer if you’d like. Once dry, we’ll move onto placing the napkin design on her. Do not coat her entirely in glue, this time we’ll want to glue in sections. When placing the napkin, it’ll be easier to cut lines into it when there’s a curve or crease on the bunny’s body. This will reduce wrinkles in the napkin and make it easier to glue the napkin down. Remember to separate your napkin like we did with the coasters!
Once you’ve covered your bunny in as much napkin as desired, you can add finishing touches with paint. After, you can set up your table scape and add your bunny to the center. The coasters can match the bunny or if you designed it differently that’s okay! Set your scape up at the center of your table or on display in a desired area of your house, and voila! You have a Budget Friendly Beautiful Spring Table Scape. Enjoy your homemade decor!
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