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Jun 13, 2013
12:40 PM

Father's Day Trinket Box Craft Project Gift

Dad's special day is around the corner – Sunday, June 16 to be exact! Still not sure what to get him? Make one of these boxes so he can store his watch or cufflinks.

Father's Day Trinket Box Craft Project Gift

Are your tiny crafters stumped on what to make for Father's Day? Not to worry – the answer is as close as your local craft supply store's wood aisle. Premade wooden boxes are always a great last-minute gift idea because they can be quickly and easily personalized given the skill level and age of your crafter. Who doesn't need an extra trinket box for watches, cufflinks and special mementos?

 

 

Materials

  • Unfinished wooden box (I found mine at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft store in Madison Heights)
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Inkpad
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Spray adhesive

Instructions

1. First, examine your box. If it's a bit rough, give it a quick sand.
2. After that, paint the outside of the box. Let dry before painting the top and inside of the box. Open the top of the box to allow the inside to dry. Apply additional coats of paint for desired shade.
3. Once the paint has dried, carefully stamp the recipient's initials on top of the box in one of the corners. Let the ink dry completely.
4. Next, cut a piece of felt just smaller than the bottom of the box. Apply a thin application of spray adhesive to the felt and apply to the box.
5. Repeat the same process for inside of the box, too.
6. It's optional, but you can finish your trinket box by covering it in a sealant for protection over time. Add a note or gift card, so there's a surprise inside when dad opens it up.

 

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