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.
Complete how-to instructions in my post here.
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!
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