Bobber Box

Designer: Wendy Pettys



  1. Tape off the top section of box bottom (about 1” from the top – this is where red paint will be). Smoothing edges to keep paint from going under tape edge.
  2. Sponge paint 1 good coat on the bottom of the box using SC­45 My Blue Heaven all the way to the taped off area.
  3. Wet fish cutouts in light blue paint/water and apply to the painted area in a wave pattern (have one fish going up, next going down, etc.). Be sure to smooth out wrinkles to prevent paint from going underneath fish cutouts.
  4. Sponge paint 1­2 good coats of SC­75 Cara­bein blue. Paint just slightly above the fish cutouts, following the wave of the fish cutouts, leaving some of the SC­45 My Blue Heaven paint to show.
  5. Remove fish cutouts. Paint in the area, alternating between SC­6 Sunkissed and SC­24 Dandelion fish. Paint in fish details (fins) with opposite color…ex. SC­Sunkissed fish, SC­ 24 Dandelion details. Using SC­15 Tuxedo paint, dot eye using the end of paintbrush or toothpick.
  6. Remove tape and paint area taped 3 coats of SC­74 Hot Tamale. Paint the box top red – 3 coats. Paint the “handle” on box top the SCS­75 Cara­bein Blue used on the bottom.
  7. Paint the fish add­on combination of yellows.
  8. Dip into NT-CLR clear glaze and fire to cone 06.



Fold the Twisteez wire in half.

Loop the wire through the box top handle and run the other 2 ends through the small hole in fish add­on tail extending the end about 1” through the hole.

Using a small paintbrush end, wrap the ends of the wire around the end to make curlicue in the wire.

Bend the middle of the wire to make the fish appear to be floating off the bobber!



  • MB-865 Ornament Box
  • ADD-313 Fish Add-On (Chesapeake Ceramics – drill small hole in tail)


  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 Cara-Bein Blue
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-406 #6 Round
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Paper fish cutouts (we used 6)
  • Twisteez Wire (
  • Blue Painter’s Tape