Faux Wood Handcrafted Wishing Well Project
Images Of The Wishing Well I Created For My Cousin's Baby Shower
When my by baby cousin was having a baby of her own, I decided to make her a wishing well for her baby shower. The image to the right is the finished project.
The well took me a couple of weeks to complete. I used the following materials: cardboard boxes, poster board, cardstock, acrylic paint, hot glue Additional images and closer views of the completed wishing well are below.
About The Project
Most of the items I used were things I had laying around in the garage, so this was a pretty inexpensive project.
First I constructed the well using cardboard boxes & scrap cardboard. Then I shingled the roof & sides with card stock. I actually had tons of business card inkjet printer paper that I was not using. It worked well because I could pretty much make it any size without cutting, do to the perforated edges.
After the shingles were on, I painted the shingles using acrylic paint. The paper shingles, once wet with paint, curled in areas to create a weathered wood look.
Another shingling option is blank index cards. This would entail very little cutting.
To save even more time you could avoid painting entirely! Try colored index cards and make a solid or multicolored well then dress it up with colored foam letters and shapes.
Wishing Well Details
For the center I used a used up wrapping paper roll.
Because these are not real strong I ran a thin wooden dowel through and stuffed it with paper and scrap so it would not bend.
The dowel also made it possible for me to attach the sides securely.
Wishing Well Finishing Touches
On the rest of the well I added various items such as: flower sprays, vines and a big butterfly. You can use anything you want to decorate the well after. These items come in handy for covering up mistakes too :)
Bows can be crafted out of construction paper, tissue paper or you could just buy bows if you don't want to make them.