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Chalk painted rustic cherries

by: Jo

Chalk painted rustic cherries
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Heidi over at Honey Bear Lane recently made some rustic pumpkins for her fall decor. I thought they were adorable! I was inspired by her to make some rustic food of my own and decided upon cherries, since I had a set of our 1″ unfinished wooden blocks on hand. These are super easy to do and a project the kids will enjoy helping you complete.

First up, I stole McGeeky’s drill to drill super small hole part-way down each block. This will be where we insert the stems later.

Rustic Cherries

Now it was time to paint. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in the color Rouge. I wanted the cherries to be rustic so I knew I needed a paint that distressed really easily. And since this one is available in a 2 ounce bottle, unlike the other chalk paints on the market, it was the perfect size for my little project.

Rustic Cherries

Once the paint had dried, I lightly sanded the blocks all over.

Rustic Cherries

Next, I rubbed on a layer of Chalky Finish Dark Wax to finish the rustic feel and to take the color down a notch.

Rustic Cherries

A little bit of good ol’ Elmer’s glue in the hole and then I inserted a small twig to act as the stem. Mini Me had a lot of fun gathering stems for me in the yard.

Rustic Cherries

I placed them all together in a rustic bowl and I love how they look.

Rustic Cherries

I left some of them without stems because I knew they would be on the bottom and the stems would have a tendency to break off.

Rustic Cherries

Rustic Cherries

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