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[Craft] Wooden boxes 07 Jun 2013 10:20 #1

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I think I'm looking for some advice here. This month I got a set of 6 wooden boxes for decorating. This is size 3 (1 being the smallest). Each one shall be decorated in a unique style.

So far I decorated this one with acrylic mosaic tiles on 3 sides. I'm not sure about decorating the back too as those tiles are hard to get now with my fav store gone. I actually found these at one of those cheap shops which always switch their product lines. (That day I went there to look for sequins, lol.) Do you think it's worth it to decorate the back too?

Anyway, I'm not really sure how to go from here on. I thought about making it super-kitschy by adding a row of glittery stones in all colours and shapes above the mosaics but am not yet sure how to fasten them as I'm not sure either if I should grout the mosaics or not. Maybe I should add the filler all around and grout the stones too?

But what about the lid? Just paint it or do something with it too?
Currently my brain's just empty so any suggestions are welcome.
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[Craft] Wooden boxes 10 Jun 2013 00:10 #2

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I think it'd look nice with a nice little 'seal' type thing on the lid. Like the wax seals people used to use on letters and things, but drawn/painted on. =D Something that would sort of 'match' the colours of the mosaics. That looks really pretty so far!
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[Craft] Wooden boxes 10 Jun 2013 07:13 #3

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I must admit in the end I went in a completely different direction with this box although your suggestion sounded great. (I didn't want to buy more stuff though.)

If I could change anything about it I would use white wood stain instead of acrylic colours next time and also paint the box before adding the mosaics. The acrylic colour made it kinda rough although I carefully sanded it before painting and I had to be very careful around the mosaic tiles too. Apart from that I'm satisfied.

Some may yell and jump at how kitschy it is. Yup, it totally is, I admit. I'm shocked at what I did. ;D
This box will be used to store my doll jewelry though and I think it fits the doll room quite well. I wouldn't place it in our livingroom but I still have 5 other boxes to decorate! Can't wait to try my new woodburning pen, although I'm usually quite weary of techical devices, especially if they get hot.
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[Craft] Wooden boxes 11 Jun 2013 17:10 #4

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I thought I replied to this! Oops. My bad!
I think it's really cute ephie. =D I love those stick on jewel things, they're so handy for so many things.
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