Xmas is coming and I have a few gifts to make. This year I have someone new on my list: my niece's 7-year old stepdaughter, Riley. I made her a little box where she can keep her treasures.
I used a wooden champagne box. These boxes have carved lettering and I filled in the small ones on the bottom with Spackle. I decided to cover the large ones.
A thin piece of plywood does the trick. I used glue to attach it. Riley loves Hello Kitty, so I decided to paint the little cat's face on it and her initial on the other side.
|I first painted around the figures. The little balls on the right are going to be the feet.|
Masking tape to the rescue to finish the edges.
I thought the green added a nice touch.
The feet are screwed on from the inside.
This is the finished box. Notice that I went over the cat face and the initial with magic marker. I then polyurethaned the box.
Some inexpensive metal corners, a shiny hasp and lock, and you have it. I added the polka dots with a store-bought stencil. I thought it needed a little more decoration.
The tassel was only fifty cents at a trimmings store. I used to make my own! No more.
|Pretty paper glued over a piece of cardboard, covers the bottom of the box.|
See you next time! Lola