A Special Treasure Box
A Young Girls Music Box
When I was a little girl I had a small black music box that when opened a petite ballerina in a pink tutu stood up and twirled around. A mirror on the inside lid of the box reflected her delicate movements and the red velvet lining of the box glowed around her. I kept my favorite fake ruby necklace, interesting rocks, cats eye marbles, feathers and other special items I'd collected in this little box.
Creating a Treasure Box
That little girl still very much a part of me was looking for another box to hold some treasures I'd accumulated along the way to adulthood. Luckily, I found this basic wooden box at a garage sale for only a few dollars. It was missing it's opening latch but otherwise in good condition. I purchased it to be a home for assorted ribbons, beads, and costume jewelry pieces I'd collected.
Wanting to make this simple wooden box unique I decided to add some color and "Bling" to it by cutting jewelry photos out of Vogue, Glamor, and other women's magazines. After I arranged the pictures I used a paint brush and Mod Podge to glue them onto the box.
Then I selected real beads and jewelry to glue on top of the jewelry collage of photos. I used a hot glue gun to attach these items. This is a work in progress as I am continuing to add jewelry photos and real earrings, beads, and locket charms to the box when I come across them. This wooden box has not only been a great storage piece, but a fun project for me as well.
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