I have to apologize for posting late this week! I got so wrapped up in the POST holiday craziness, that I lost track of time! I have a treasure to share with you today!
I had this wooden treasure chest for ages and this year I decided that I was either going to alter it or get rid of it. (I often buy alterable items with the good intentions of doing something to them, but they sit around for a long time!) So, I decided I was going to create a goody box for my classroom. I teach art to Elementary kids and I like to give little rewards to the darlings. I knew this box was perfect. I used papers that went along with the "school theme" and "art feel". So, I picked papers with patterns and colors that make me happy.
First I painted the exterior and interior of the wooden box with acrylic paint. I chose a black for the outside and a turquoise for the inside. I like the contrast of the colored papers on the black.
You can see the treasure here! So fun!
Okay, so once the paint is dry, cut the papers to fit the sides and use a glue or strong spray adhesive to attache them. I used a craft glue to adhere the papers and one of those fake credit cards that you get in the mail to smooth them down. The lid was covered with strips of colored papers to create a rainbow of colors.
Now, I traced a circle template on the front so that I could see where the center was and I wanted to make a folded paper circle edge behind a round Sassafras Lass sticker.
I then cut paper strips from a dictionary page. Those strips were folded in an accordian fashion and glued to the circle that was drawn on.
I hope you have a treasure you can transform!