Treasure Box ~ As most of you know, I’ve been working on Emanuelle’s bedroom. I have completed her bed with a headboard made of shutters. I have finished one of her dressers, which I have yet to show you. Today I’m sharing with you the wooden custom treasure box I made to put on one of her dressers.
Wood Treasure Box
– Wood box from the Dollar Store
– Sander block
– White Paint
– Pink Paint (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Paint in Pink Taffeta.)
– Mod Podge or any paint sealer
– Foam Brush
– Crafter’s Clay with silicone mold (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Crafter’s Clay Heirloom Starter Kit.)
– Crafter’s Glue (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Crafter’s Glue.)
Step 1: With the help of a block sander, sand the rough surface of the wood box until smooth. It’s very important to do this step, especially with wood products from the dollar store. They are $1 or $2 for a reason (they are often very rough). Step 2: Mix together one part white paint and one part paint sealer (I used Mod Podge). (I always apply sealer when painting on wood, it prevents the paint from soaking into the wood and actually helps use less paint.) Apply this mixture to the inside of the box with the foam brush. You’ll need to do 2 coats. Step 3: Mix together one part pink paint and one part paint sealer. Apply two coats of this mixture onto the outside of the wood box. (I did not need to tape off the corners to protect them, because the paint easily wiped off the edges with a paper towel.)
Step 4: Make a ball out of white crafter’s clay and press it into the desired silicone mold. Allow to dry for about 24 hours. Step 5: Remove the clay piece from the clay mold. Step 6: Glue the clay piece onto the top of the box with crafter’s glue.
And voilà, the treasure box is complete!
Emanuelle absolutely adores her treasure box, she already has it filled with treasures. It was a very inexpensive way to add a special touch to her dresser. I can’t wait to reveal it all to you. Next, I may make crate on wheels (that Now At Home Mom shared last week) to put in her room.
Have a fabulous day my friends!
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