Faux Cow Hide Wood Box

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by Ginny Lowe, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Faux Cow Hide Wood Box

Start spreading the "moos" … you've gone mad for this cattle-inspired treasure box! All you need is a wooden box, some stain, bovine-print felt, leather cord and a few other supplies. We're going to lasso in this Western-style project with a tassel to hold our jewelry but we just know you'll think of other ways to use it!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour (+ drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Add Beads and Stain: Use the wood glue to adhere a wood bead on the bottom of the box on each of the box's four corners to give the box some legs. (For best results, all the beads should be the same size.) Apply the stain with the soft cloth and wipe off excess. Let dry.
  • 2
    Add the Cow Look: Cut batting to fit size of top of box and tacky glue in place. Cover top of box with the cow felt. Begin at front to staple 1 inch of the felt under the top edge of the lid. Continue on both sides, ending in the back of the lid. (If you like add some tacky glue as you go for extra security.) Trim off excess felt in back. Fold front corners in on each side and glue to hold in place. Glue the flat leather trim around bottom edge of box and the front of the lid.
  • 3
    Embellish with a Tassel: Wrap the Brown narrow leather cord around the 3 inch piece of cardboard 12 times. Slide off cardboard and glue a piece of the cord around the wrap to form a tassel. Cut the looped end of the tassel. Slide a 4 inch piece of cord through the top of the tassel and slide a Silver tube bead on to cord. Glue to the center of the box under the faux leather trim.
  • 4
    Share: Show off your 'udderly'-inspired box! #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour (+ drying time)

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts Wood Box With Hinged Lid, The Kunin Group FanciFelt 9 inch x 12 inch Felt Sheet Cowpoke Brown, DecoArt Gel Stain Oak 2 oz. Decorative Silver Bead of Your Choice, Nicole™ Crafts Large Wood Beads Natural & Cousin Jewelry Basics 3-1/2 foot Leather Cord Brown/Black
  • •Poly-Fil Traditional 45 inch x 60 inch Quilt Batting Needle Pinched Polyester, Soft Cloth & 3 inch Piece of Cardboard
  • •Gorilla Wood Glue 8 oz., Aleene's Original Tacky Glue 4 oz., Staple Gun & Scissors