Once, during a visit to Hobby Lobby, I saw large wooden dice that I fell in love with. I did not take one home with me. Big mistake. The next time I went with money in hand ready to purchase, it was long gone.
Oh, well. I wiped the tears and thought of a way to make one myself.
I found a plain cardboard box for $2.99 at Hobby Lobby. It had a lid, which I didn't want but that was not a problem. There would be an opening on one side, but every side can't be showing anyway so nobody would ever know. The bonus was that it was just cardboard and not wood so if it were to fall into a little one's hands or on their head, it wouldn't hurt at all.
I got real dice out for my "model" and then found some stickers in my stash that were the exact size I needed for my dots. I began to apply them to each side. I decided to make the open side where the 1 dot would go since that is the most boring side anyway, right?
I just grabbed white paint from the garage that we use for whatever and painted the whole box right over the stickers...
When it dried, I removed the stickers and got really excited because I was getting closer and loving it already...
Next, I got out these supplies and painted the circles black. That part was tedious but fun.
I sanded the corners and edges next. Then I just grabbed some stain that we had in the garage and rubbed it on the edges and corners with a paper towel to get the antiqued look I wanted...
I was so excited with the finished product and it only cost me $2.99 for the box. The rest of the supplies were already bought and have been used for tons of other projects so that was great!
I was not excited, however, about where I first put it. It was too large next to the lamp and didn't fit great on the stool. So, I ended up moving it next to our computer on the desk and it is much happier there.
This was one of those "one nap" projects, which are my favorite because I love a quick result!
Be sure to check out these link parties I will be participating in this week. As always, you will be inspired and get some amazing ideas from super talented bloggers all over the place. Happy Tuesday!