There are a huge variety of paints that work very well with MDF, the main material we use to make our custom TeaLightBox.com‘s so today we’ll make a custom tea light box and then spray it with sparkle gold Valentines.
For a quick backgrounder, check out this video I made previously that will further explain the concept and idea behind TeaLightBox.com.
After a design is established, we use our wide-format Austrian CNC laser to cut out the various components of this custom wood tea light box.
Each design is cut out one at a time, this is why we are able to offer on-demand and unique designs on every side of the custom tea light box, we don’t keep any inventory and only cut when we get an order!
TeaLightBox.com has hundreds of designs to choose from and we are always coming out with new ones, in addition, if you want your very own design, we can make that for you as well for your tea light box.
Each tea light box is made-up of four sides, and two bases, one to provide an interlock with the sides and the other to hold the LED candle in place.
LED light candles are amazing, they produce no heat so there is no flame and thus, incredibly safe and easy to use for just about any custom tea light box application such as weddings, birthdays, valentines gifts and the list goes on.
TeaLightBox.com can work with pretty much any material, size or complexity that you wish to have in your very own custom tea light box, the options are endless.
As we also produce custom tea light box on-demand, it means we can make one or hundreds, the same or different to suit your particular needs, corporate or personal, we do them all.
Now we are cutting out the bottom of the tea light box, it’s easy to tell, one is a square with a hole that slides right into the assembled TeaLightBox.com and the other has four protrusions that act as a lock for the sides which they, themselves, lock into one another.
This custom tea light box focused on Valentine’s is now complete, the back is masked while the front isn’t, but it makes no difference in this case as we plan on painting these with a nice sparkle gold color/texture.
You have to be careful when removing the masking on the underside, be sure to support it on the other side with your finger when you scratch it off.
This custom tea light box is now ready to be assembled, all that’s needed is a rubber band and some glue.
Once glued-up, just wait for it to dry in a few hours and then, in this case, ready for paint.
TeaLightBox.com can make these any size as well, if you want something bigger or with more sides, just let us know and we’ll make it for you.
This glued-up custom tea light box by TeaLightBox.com is now ready to be painted, you can easily find hundreds of spray paints at a lumber store and many retail stores, it’s easy to work with and very cost-effective.
Here we go, all done, a custom gold sparkle Valentine’s tea light box, it looks great and when you stick a LED candle inside, even better!
I’m by no means a pro at painting, just don’t do what I did and move it around while the paint is still wet to spray other sides, that’s why you see the darker mark on the right of the image below of the custom tea light box, I wiped the paint off.
As this TeaLightBox.com has holes, painting one side leads to paint going over to the back of another.
LED candle is turned on and you can see the shimmering of the TeaLightBox.com!
All the detail comes out amazing, even the areas with very fine text and imagery look sharp.
The glowing of the LED light really makes this entire custom tea light box come to life, if you want one or many, be sure to order one from TeaLightBox.com.