I purchased this roll of 3/8 inch white wood at Save On Crafts
a while ago. I had planned to use it for flooring but it wants to curl. Today I am using it to make a wooden apple basket.
I cut strips about three inches long and then cut them in half lengthwise. I'm using a one inch woodsie circle for the base.
Last night I glued three of the wooden strips to the base of the circle in a star pattern. This morning I added more strips around the bottom of the basket.
I tried several stains, but this wood does not take stain well. I found some "Caramel Candy" paint by "Apple Barrel" in my stash so I used that instead. I added water to the paint to thin it.
To coax the wooden strips to bend into a circle, I wet then and painted them with red water color paint. Then I added a black wash to tone it down. These will go around the outside of the basket.
Now I'm waiting to the paint to dry...
This is all I have time for this morning. REAL work calls. Hopefully, tomorrow I can show you my finished basket. I may use it to make a little fall fairy garden?
Hope you have a good Friday!