Open top box
I made this Basic Open Top Box which I am now using to store my tools and things in and I adore it, the size is just perfect.
I also have a tutorial on which is available to watch on You Tube. Link below to my You tube channel
I primed the box initially with american decor acrylic paint which is a chalk finish and the colour was Lace, I then chose the papers from Floral Muse by Dovecraft and adhered them with Mod Podge.
I used two different pages of the paper one is a larger floral design with butterflies and the other is a smaller floral design pattern which I used on the 2 short sides and the full inside of the box including the base.
The outside I kept very minimal design wise as I knew it was going to be used for a functional purpose and didn’t want it to get grubby and have bits getting in the way, so I chose a 2″ Lace and to disguise the seam I added a sage green coloured satin ribbon, where the ribbon joins I have added a small flower applique and the centre is a small green flat back pearl. Around all the edges I used Inka gold in the colour old silver which is a very pale champagne type colour I also used that along the top edged of the box. I love how it turned out.
Tooth Fairy box
Originally designed to hold a tooth for the tooth fairy and the coin the fairy leaves for your child. Many of these have been decorated and used to hold engagement rings or wedding rings for the big day.
This box is being made specifically to hold my grans wedding ring which is something I cannot wear as my fingers aren’t as nimble as my grans were,
Anyway lets talk you through what I did once I had built the box, this was painted it using Artiste Acrylic paint in the colour Linen
I then used a small floral design paper (I have no idea where I got it I think it must have been a freebie with a magazine as it was only a small A6 size piece) but I used it to line the outside of the box and also the inside bottom side of the lid and the base of the box
I then chose a small gathered lace and added 2 layers of that and a strand of 6mm cream flat back pearl trim, for the top to decorate I used 3 flowers which I dipped in a solution of pearl spray I made myself from water, alcohol ink (can’t remember which colour) and pink gumball perfect pearl powder.
It has given the flowers a lovely subtle pearl shade in pink very understated, just stunning. I then cut an applique and used 3 leaves and added them next to the small cluster.
I then to finish it off added the sage green accent around the rims I used artiste acrylic paint in the colour sage to get this effect, I think it has worked out perfect.