Friday, October 19, 2012

"T" is for Trug (the naked version)

Build: personalized trug

Build this kids carryall with scrap plywood and personalize it with paint:

This is the naked version, the plywood has been left bare and only the pink stripe was painted on for detail.

Add a sequined pouch and we have a completely personalized birthday gift that you can guarantee no other party-goer will be bringing:

I also recently made a purple version:

And a yellow version, this one is painted on the exterior:

All wrapped up and ready to give:

Here's how I made the trug:

1. Build your trug.

2. Tape off the stripe section, I measure from the bottom and mark even spacing all around:

3. Paint two coats Behr watermelon:

4. Print name to fit, I used American Typewriter font, fold name in half to find middle.
Line up at middle of long side and trace letters using heavy pressure with a ballpoint pen:

5. The pen will leave an indent in the wood:

6. Paint on and inside the indent, I work from right to left because I am left-handed:

7. Seal if desired with clear poly.

Wrap and give!

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

Jaime, I love this idea for a gift basket. Have you seen the real hand tool sets they have at Walmart for kids? I think they sell for about $12-$15. This would be the perfect gift basket for them. ;-)

Marti Cooper said...

Sooo cute! I love it! I have a craft party going on if you would like to be a part of. :)

xoxo, Marti

Celeste said...

how do I get 350 point font on MS Word? Thanks!!

Pippi21 said...

Love your personalized Thug..can you provide a tuitorial or template for those end pieces? I'd love that to put out on my patio for potted plants on the Baker's Rack.