Saturday, December 29, 2012

LSH - Altered Valentine's Trinket Box


It's a wonderful Saturday here in Coatesville today. The temperature is 32 degrees and it's snowing.  It's a great day to craft for me... sitting in front of the window watching the snow flakes fall upon the ground, the trees and the street.  

I am participating in my first swap of 2013 ... LSH is hosting an altered valentine's trinket balsa/wooden box.  Well.. in an effort to get a "jump" on the projects I'm lining up for myself, I have completed the box... 

  • wooden box ($1.00) from Michaels
  • Paper scraps 
  • Ribbon scraps
  • heart rope pearls, butterfly embellishment
  • French sentiments 
  • spools    
I painted the box with gesso first and then water color red mixed with mod podge glossy, inside and outside.  I cut scraps down to size to fit inside the recesses of the box and on the top and underside.  I added 4 spools for legs under the box. Wrapping the lace first, then the braided ribbon and heart rope pearls around the box.   I also added the rope heart pearls around the top of the box accenting the butterfly embellishment.   Once that was all done, I added french sentiments to the finished box with a butterfly embellishment. 

The entire box too about 1 hour to finish (not accounting for drying time).

This was a fun box to create.  Now on to the card to send with it and some goodies to include inside the box. 

Snowy and Warm Regards,



  1. very cute project! Thanks for joining our hop to day. Also wanted to think you for following my blog. I am returning the favor!


  2. What a gorgeous altered box!! The embellishments you used are stunning!! Whoever receives this will adore it!! I hope you have safe and joyous New Year's celebration :)

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