Step 1 was to sand, prime and paint my little box this pretty shade of pink:
Then the real fun began at Step 2:
I found this pretty scripted paper at Michael's and my heart fluttered. It was the perfect element for a shabby chic Valentine-inspired trinket box. I cut out a small square to fit the top of my box, then spread an even layer of mod podge to the top of the wood. I then delicately laid the paper over it, applying pressure in the middle and then spreading outwards until it was even. I then let this dry overnight and added a second coat over the paper the following evening.
This was the result:
Since I was in a Valentiney mood and happened to have a whole bunch of assorted red buttons, I figured I'd enhance my little box a bit more:
The end result...a perfect place to store the rest of my buttons-and a few other things, too! ;)
What do you think? Happy Valentine's Day!