Flower-topped Trinket Box

Well, summer is officially upon us and it is only a matter of time before you hear the words, "I'm bored..." uttered from your sweet child's mouth. You're going to need an arsenal of easy crafts and activities to keep your little darlings occupied during the times you aren't floating around in the pool. This little Flower-topped Trinket Box is bound to be a hit with your kiddos.
Flower-Topped Trinket Box
Here's what you need: a small paper maché box(I used a round one), coordinating scrapbook paper, ModPodge, acrylic paint, decorative flowers (from scrapbook section) or any other topper you wish, grosgrain ribbon.
Flower-Topped Trinket Box
Begin by lightly painting the surface of the box, both the lid and the container, if desired. Allow to dry completely.
Flower-Topped Trinket Box
Measure around the outside of the box to see how long to cut your strips of paper. Also measure the height of the box to where the lid falls. (If you put the paper all the way to the top of the sides, it might be difficult to properly close the box.) Also measure the lid and cut the appropriate size shape to cover the top. Using the ModPodge, carefully paint the glue onto the outside of the box and adhere the paper to the sides. Adhere the paper to the lid doing the same thing. You may also paint over the paper to give it a sheen. Allow to dry completely.
Flower-Topped Trinket Box
Assemble flower toppers for the lids and adhere using a glue gun. Finish off with a coordinating grosgrain ribbon glued to rim of the top.
Flower-Topped Trinket Box
This is a great, inexpensive project to do especially with tweens. You don't have to put a flower on top either. How about using camouflage papers and gluing a little green army guy to the top...or a small dinosaur? You're only limited by your imagination!

Need more easy summer craft inspiration?
Bohemian Button Bracelet
Summer Fun Flip Flops
 photo signature_zpsd4bb4d5b.png
I'm linking up at some of these great parties and

4 comments:

  1. Cute box! I love that shade of blue with red.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    ReplyDelete
  2. Adorable! I had a trinket box that my parents gave me, and I LOVED it. I should make one of these for each of my girls. They would treasure it, I'm sure. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nici what a great little project! Love how it turned out. Thanx for coming to Treasure Hunt Thursday!:) When you get a chance could you please add a link back. Thanx!:)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your words of encouragement. Your sweet notes make my heart smile! Have a delightful day!