You know how you have those projects on your to-do list that you have been thinking about doing and wanting to do for SO LONG? Today is one of those projects for me. I have wanted to make one of these centerpieces for.ev.er and I am so glad I finally did it! And what is better than a Christmas centerpiece?? Pretty much nothing, that’s what.
Building one of these wood boxes couldn’t be easier and now I have something to change up with each holiday and season. I’m basically ecstatic with how it turned out. Want to make one too? Here’s how I did it.
First, I went to Home Depot and bought 4 Poplar boards in their lumber section. They are 1/2 inch thick, 6 inches wide and 36″ long. Exactly what I wanted!
In the morning I used wood glue only to attach two 5″ pieces of 1×1 wooden dowel (left over from my ornaments) to create some “feet” for my box. I love the little bit of height it gave my box!
To “Christmas it up” I added greenery and pots from Ikea and my DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars I had just sitting in my laundry room and all my wildest dreams came true.
It’s not perfect, by any means…. I could have been a little pickier on getting all of my wood to be the EXACT same width but you know what? I love the imperfections. I just wanted a rustic little box that I could decorate my kitchen table with and that’s exactly what I got. And once I got started it really only took me about 3 hours or so of work time to complete. Not bad for something that I’m sure I’ll be using daily moving forward!