What you need:
Paint (any color)
Medium paint brush
Glitter glue(try to find a color that complements your paint)
Medium sized flaky glitter (I suggest clear or white)
Small wooden paintable box (any shape; I used a circle shape)
Newspaper or a large piece of paper to cover the surface you’re working on. (your mom will appreciate it!!!)
I also suggest using a large shirt or smock to cover your clothes as we’re working with paint.
Today I’m using the color purple, and a gold glitter glue!
Step one: Paint bottom and top of box.
Tips: Paint the inside of each part first, that way when you need to paint the other side you won’t have to set it on wet paint and smudge it; the box will sit on the inside rim instead, and not smudge as much paint.
I suggest painting the box a second time directly after you get both parts painted. Most likely it will need it.
Step two: While the top of the box is still wet, and will hold the glitter on, sprinkle the glitter evenly on it.
It should look close to this:
Step three: Use the glitter glue to make an initial on the top of the box, directly on top of the glitter.
Tip: I suggest NOT using a pencil or pen to mark your initial, because it will scrape the wet paint and glitter. Instead try to draw the initial out on a piece of paper and look at it instead.
I did a B! You can do ANY initial, or maybe a couple initials, but if you do more than one make sure they have enough space inbetween, or the glue, while drying, will run into the other initials. [it expands when it dries.] So I don’t suggest doing complete words, just one or two initials. Three might be okay if you’re careful and the box is big enough, but I suggest two.
Step four: Use the glitter glue to create a rim on the edge of the box.
Tip: Slow and steady wins the race!!! Go SLOW. And I also suggest going around a second time with the glitter so that it’s more even.
Should look like:
And there you have it! Let the box dry, and you’re good to go. You can use your box to hold jewelry, beads, anything that fits! And it makes a good box for gift cards or small gifts–just wrap a bow around it and give it to them. It works really well!
I hope you liked my craft! :)
Have any good ideas for crafts that I should post about? Comment and tell me what you thought and your ideas!!!
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