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 This is a project I originally made for the PaperHaus Winter Issue 2013 (page 56-57).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:
Step One: Start with a wooden box (4¼” square by 2¼” deep):
Step Two: Use Gesso to whitewash the box (make sure you don’t paint the lid closed!):
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:
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:
Step Five: Repeat steps three and four around the sides of the box, wiping off the stencil between each application:
Step Six: Cut six thin slivers of paper (approx ⅛” wide by 6″ tall):
Step Seven: Curl the paper slivers around the handle of a paintbrush:
Step Eight: Adhere them to the top of the box using hot glue or other strong adhesive. Cut the paper curls shorter if required:
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:
Step Ten: Adhere one bow into the centre of the paper curls, and another to the front of the lid:
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):
Step Twelve: Finish the outside of the box by adhering a few chipboard elements with hot glue. Fill with your winter trinkets!
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