Saturday, March 12, 2011

pearl-footed trinket box by lauren bergold

i'm in love with the tim holtz baubles that come in this month's pixie dust kit, FLORIBUNDA. they make everything look more glamorous, don't you think? not that our signature pixie crinkled ribbon needs any help...but still...a few sewn on baubles could not possibly hurt!

i covered this inexpensive little papier mache box from michael's with some of the pretty pink paislee and glitz design papers from the kit. it looked good...but i thought it needed one more thing: FEET!

i was right, don't you think? a trinket box is cool...but a footed one is A LOT more glamorous. this was actually a super-easy project to make. here's what i did:

i measured each surface of the box, and cut a piece of paper to cover each plane: the inner and outer sides, the top and bottom, and around the lid.

to attach the "feet", i used a tiny hand drill to make three small holes in the bottom of the box and carefully pressed the metal loop at the top of the pearls through the holes. they were in there quite securely, but to make extra-sure i put a tiny dab of hot glue on each one. you'll notice that i'd already affixed my patterned paper to the bottom of the box and the inside of the lid before i attached my feet and my ribbon trim...if i was doing this again, i'd complete both of those steps first and then add the paper (as it was, i just trimmed two more circles and glued them in to cover the unsightly bits!)

et voila: a tiny box for candies, or a love note, or a small piece of jewelry. maybe i'll give it lovely husband jeff the week before my birthday...and see what *HE* thinks fills it best??! ;)

Kirsty's Note -
Absolutely beautiful Lauren, I am starting to imaging the precious thing Jeff would put in this wonderful trinket box........ : )

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  1. This is sooooo FANTABULOUS!! Those pearl "feet" are such the perfect touch! genius!!

  2. wow what a lovely box you've created!

  3. O wow your project is awesome, so elegant and fabulous, Love the pearls for the feet, you are so creative. Love it xxx

  4. Glad I dropped by for the deets on this adorable trinket box! Great work Lauren, Jo x

  5. Ooooo, let us know what LHJ fills it with :) I didn't expect you to say "drill" for the feet. You are an ambitious genius; trying that would intimidate me, but it is a perfect solution!

  6. Шкатулка просто восхитительна!!!

  7. a-mazing....woot woot for the queen of altering!

  8. Wat een mooie creatie

    gr hetty

  9. This is absolutely fabulous; wow! Jaw-dropping gorgeous :)!!!

  10. Terrific project... who else would have thought of those pearls for feet! Beautiful...