Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Princess Jewelry/Trinket Box

This was inspired from Gifts that Say Wow. She put out a posting on "what to do with wood cut-outs". I had no idea! I have seen these and have always wondered what I could make. Jaiden and I went to Hobby Lobby today and walked down the aisles to see if I could figure out something to do. I saw plain wooden boxes and instantly thought Jewelry Box. I made this cute little box for $6.50. I think these would make a cute gift for a little girl for any occasion. Or, paint it blue and little boys could use it for their favorite rocks or coins.

1 hinged wooden box w/ latch
2 painted wooden cut-outs
1 pkg jewels
1 mirror
E 600 glue (a wonderful invention!)
piece of felt to cover bottom
spray paint ( I used Krylon "Ballet Slipper" gloss)

1. Sand box lightly if needed.

2. Very carefully remove hinges and latch. Paint box desired color. ( it needed 2 coats) Glue mirror inside the lid when dry.

3. Cut felt to cover the inside bottom of the box and glue in place.

4. Glue wood cut-outs and jewels to box.

5. Replace hinges and latch.


Gifts That Say Wow said...

Amber!!! Great idea...I don't live near a Hobby Lobby, but I will be planning a trip. I will be sure to post my jungle jewelry box, compliments of Amber.

craftymug said...

That is very pretty. I have a box like it that I purchased from Michael's. I painted it all white and then couldn't decide how to finish it. It has been in my crafty cabinet for months. So now you have inspired me to finish my box. I hope it turns out as pretty as yours!