Cottage Chic Jewelry Box
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Unfinished wood box
- Picture frame (same size or just slightly larger than top of box)
- 2 colors of FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk (1 base color, 1 top coat color)
- FolkArt® Home Decor™ Wax: Clear
- 5 sheets of scrapbook paper (12"x12" coordinating colors)
- Decorative faux lock
- Decoupage medium
- Super glue
- Small containers (for paint)
- Soft cloth (lint-free)
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Wax paper
- Foamcore board
- Craft knife & cutting mat
1 Lightly sand any rough edges of unfinished wood box. Wipe clean.
2 Remove the back and glass from frame. Set aside.
3 Prepare an area for painting by laying down wax paper on a protected work surface.
4 Using the base color first, apply the FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk according to directions on bottle. Pour a small amount into a container. Paint entire box and frame. Allow to dry.
5 Repeat step 4 for the top coat of the FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk. Allow dry.
6 Lightly sand edges, corners and sides of box for desired distressed look. Wipe clean.
7 Follow directions on the bottle of wax to apply to all painted areas. Use a soft cloth to wipe off any excess wax and buff.
8 Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit frame. Place glass and paper inside frame and put back together.
9 Create a paper lining on the inside of box by carefully measuring each side. Cut papers to fit measurements.
10 Apply decoupage medium onto the back of the paper. Place paper inside box and smooth out gently, removing any bubbles. Repeat with each paper until complete. Allow to dry.
11 Apply a layer of decoupage medium over all papers that have been adhered in place. Smooth out any bubbles. Allow to dry.
12 Create dividers for inside of the jewelry box. Measure the inside dimensions of the box. Cut pieces from the foamcore board to fit inside the box using a craft knife. Paint the edge of the foamcore to match the box. Allow to dry.
13 Measure and cut scrapbook paper to fit both sides of the foamcore dividers.
14 Apply decoupage medium to paper and smooth onto foamcore. Allow to dry. Apply another layer of decoupage medium over the paper. Allow to dry.
15 Position dividers inside of box and. Adhere with super glue. Allow to dry.
16 Glue picture frame to top of box, using super glue. Make sure to place in exact position because it will not move once in place. Allow to dry.
17 Position a decorative lock to overlap both the top and bottom on the side of box. Only apply glue to bottom half of lock. Glue in place. Allow to dry.