DIY Gifts

Winter Trinkets Box (A PaperHaus Project)

Hi! This is a project I originally made for the PaperHaus Winter Issue 2013 (page 56-57). It’s a place to keep all my special ‘winter only’ jewellery, like bracelets with jingly snowflakes…

Winter Trinket Box:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace

Step One: Start with a wooden box (4¼” square by 2¼” deep):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Two: Use Gesso to whitewash the box (make sure you don’t paint the lid closed!):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Three: Use an old credit card to spread modelling paste through a stencil/mask onto two corners of the top of the box. Lift off the stencil and wipe off any excess modelling paste at the box edges:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Four: Tip glitter onto the modelling paste (straight away – don’t let it dry), and pat it lightly with a fingertip to make sure it’s stuck. Shake off the excess glitter and leave it to dry:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Five: Repeat steps three and four around the sides of the box, wiping off the stencil between each application:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Six: Cut six thin slivers of paper (approx ⅛” wide by 6″ tall):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Seven: Curl the paper slivers around the handle of a paintbrush:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Eight: Adhere them to the top of the box using hot glue or other strong adhesive. Cut the paper curls shorter if required:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Nine: Cut two 4″ long pieces of ½” wide ribbon, fold each end in towards the middle and glue into place to make two bows:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Ten: Adhere one bow into the centre of the paper curls, and another to the front of the lid:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Eleven: Whitewash the inside of the box with Gesso, and line the base and the lid of the box with the same papers you used for the paper curls (adhering with a glue stick):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Twelve: Finish the outside of the box by adhering a few chipboard elements with hot glue. Fill with your winter trinkets!

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace

Do you have a special space to store certain jewellery? If you want to see more step-by-step photos of this project, check out the PaperHaus Magazine, it’s free!

P.S. Don’t forget my giveaway HERE!

Bye for now, Jennifer x

8 thoughts on “Winter Trinkets Box (A PaperHaus Project)”

  1. Thats sweet hun, & love the idea of winter only jewelry box. I have a set of mini draws for my xmas earrings, may have to alter it to look more xmassy after seeing this 🙂

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