For my niece’s 6th birthday I wanted to make her something special. Because she is glamorous, I figured anything related to jewelry would be a good fit. At the GW Boutique (ahem, Goodwill), I found the perfect starting point- a child sized jewelry box for $4. Score! With a little bit of paint and time, I ended up with a gift she really loved.
Here are the supplies I used (minus the sandpaper I forgot to include in this snapshot).
First I sanded down the jewelry box to ensure better coverage of the spray paint. I also removed the hardware.
I used frog tape because I wanted a two tone effect. Turquoise on the outside and bright pink on the inside was just the right amount of pop. Of course, first was the outer color.
After that I dried, I painted the inner color.
Using my Zing, I cut out my niece’s name in vinyl. I peeled out all the letters so I would essentially have a stencil for her name. From there, I stuck on my stencil (which proved to be difficult), and painted her name using a cream color. I used the same cream color to paint the velvet lining the inside of the box because it was dingy and needed “freshening up”.
I couldn’t help but use a curly font. In fact it is called “Curlz” and you can find it here.
If I were to do this project again, I would not have painted her name on. Instead, I would of just applied her name using stickers. The paint did not stay perfectly inside the pencil and touch-ups were tedious.
I painted the hardware the same cream color as her name and put it screwed the tiny handles back in place. In the end, I heart the outcome.
To overview, this is the before and after.
And here is a small version of the “after”:
Being an aunt is the best profession.