Stationery - Chiswick

Recycled wooden memo cube.

Posted on 28 Sep 2016

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a memo cube with you altered and recycled several times over the years.
The latest jacket this little beauty got all dressed up in, is a fun and vibrant butterfly.
memocube_mainstep 1 – Paint the wooden block in a layer of Urban POP Paint 500ml-Urban pp050.

step1step 2 – Once the Urban base coat is dry, add some coloured spots. I used a sponge dauber and Zest POP Paint
POP Paint 500ml-Zest pp0513 to create my perfectly round dots stamped onto the block.

step2step 3 – Add some finishing touches with paint markers.
I simply added coloured dots in yellow, red and bright blue in between my stamped dots.
Alternatively you could doodle all over the block using a white paint pen.


Once all the paint was dry, I added a printed butterfly to the front of the cube using gel medium.

A quick and easy project for all skill levels.
This also makes for a  fun activity that the kids can get involved in and make their own version of this project.
It would also make a lovely gift for grandma, teachers and friends.
Until next time…happy painting.
Have you started making those Christmas gifts yet?

To make the cube itself:
1. Have the hardware store cut a 3×3 wooden pole into blocks for you.
2. Sand the edges of each cube/block to a smooth finish.
3. Drill a small hole at the top of your cube.
4. Cut high tension wire into strands of about 10cm long and attach the crocodile clips.
5. Add some wood glue inside the hole drilled earlier and insert the high tension wire piece into the hole.
6. Wipe away any glue seeping out of the hole and leave to dry.
7. Decorate as desired.

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.