How to make a Christmas woodland scene sweet box
You know those big round sweet boxes you get at Christmas time? The ones that always get eaten long before they should? When guests come round all that is left to offer is some empty wrappers? Yep! those! What if we could solve that problem with a D.I.Y that may persuade you to keep those chocolates inside a little longer? or if your like me, however heavily decorated that chocolate box may be, that chocolate is still beckoning you! But it will look festive in the home and will have a dual purpose so its a win either way!
As a Pinty Plus chalk paint spray Ambassador we were asked to come up with a D.I.Y to showcase their product. We chose the The broken White spray to create a snow scene.
For our winter scene DIY You will need:
- Round sweet tub
- Pinty Plus chalk paint spray (broken white)
- Faux snow
- Small Christmas trees
- Woodland animal Christmas decorations
- small craft mushrooms
- PVA glue
Please note all the above was very easy to find, especially this time of year! Lots of Christmas decorations you can utilize for this project.
Spray the sweet tub with the chalk spray in a well ventilated area or outside, make sure to put down a sheet or some sort of protective covering to keep areas clean from spray. In order to get the best results it is suggested to spray from a distance of 25-30 cm (10-12 inches), applying thin and quick layers, first horizontally and then vertically. It is advisable to spray two thin layers instead of one thick layer in order to obtain uniform coverage. The spay takes about 20 minutes to dry (so you can pinch a few chocolates here! its OK I give you permission)
Spread a generous layer of PVA glue over the top of the round lid. Sprinkle on some faux snow. We managed to find this easily but you could also use cotton wool, toy stuffing or adding some white glitter. Allow to dry. Again you could have a sneaky chocolate! I know I did!
Carefully place or glue your Christmas winter themed props on to the lid. We chose to glue the Mushrooms down as they were tricky to just place on top. We kept the others as glue free. I have a 9 year old daughter and she liked the idea of using it as a winter scene she could play with and set up, and when the chocolates are gone (which didn't take long in my instance) you could place the animals inside the tub. Something you could do every year and add to it perhaps.
I love projects that are quick and easy to do, I always see so many craft ideas I'd love to try out, but the time involved can sometimes put you off, this is so uncomplicated and quick and whilst your tub is drying you can have a cup of tea and a chocolate. Just the way it should be.
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In order to get the best results it is suggested to spray from a distance of 25-30 cm (10-12 inches), applying thin and quick layers, first horizontally and then vertically. It is advisable to spray two thin layers instead of one thick layer in order to obtain uniform coverage.
Me and Chloe are delighted how it turned out. I now have a Christmas scene in my living room which my daughter can enjoy year after year..
I can even imagine a small house on it now with lots of little tiny props! Can you?
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I have quite a bit of white chalk paint spray left so I'm going to think of another project for it too, I'm thinking nature based but a wall decoration for my bedroom perhaps.
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