The 2nd Week of Christmas – Little Girl’s Petalled Jewelry Box

Naptime Gnome Idea #8

Silk Flower Petal Jewelry Box

This super simple decorated box can be done in just a couple naptimes with oodles of time to spare (unfortunately it needs time to dry ;)!

What you need:

  • Unfinished wooden box of your choice
  • Paint (Acrylic or spray are fine)
  • Faux Flower Petals (available in wedding section of craft stores and Wal-mart)
  • Glue (crafting glue, hot glue, your favorite sub-industrial glue…)
  • A bit of ribbon (optional, but a nice finishing touch)
  • Trinkets for embellishing

The Quick and Dirty Run-Down
Just paint a pre-fab wooden box (available for a few bucks at just about any craft store, Micheal’s usually has several sizes for under $10). I used alternating opalescent- red and white acrylic brushed with the grain to get this pearly pink, then sprayed with clear coat. 

You can wrap the edge of the lid in ribbon and affix with craft glue if you like (optional). Then add artificial rose petals, starting around the outer edge of the box top.  Work your way in towards the middle, gluing one petal at a time (I used a tacky craft glue, but you could use hot glue or your sticky substance of choice).

Once you have covered the top, place a gem, charm, stone or even a pretty button in the center to cover the exposed bases of the petals. I used a pearlescent glass pebble (like the ones you put in a fishbowl), and glued four more to the base as “feet.” 

When you’re done, the top should look a bit like this:

Decorate the inside however you like. Stock with treasures of your choice. Package ever-so-charmingly and stash away in a MEMORABLE location (I’m not unlike a squirrel, in that I occasionally forget my caches… luckily they’re just as fun to give the following year… usually). Oh, and the last step: Wait with butterflies of anticipation for the special moment when it pops open for the first time!

PSST… 2013 Christmas Spoiler Alert: Don’t tell, but Little Bug will be receiving her first jewelry box, much like this one, stocked with bobbles this year! *So excited I can hardly stand myself!*

-The Naptime Gnome <;’)

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