Last week, I was summoned back into the classroom by my son’s teacher for help with a project for Mother’s Day. I thought it would be fun to faux finish jewelry boxes with the kids, and the results were spectacular!
We began by having them paint the boxes with a base coat of brown acrylic paint. When it was dry, a coat of white school glue was applied. When the glue began to get tacky – a contrasting coat of paint was brushed over the glue.
I was thrilled at the outcome – each box was totally unique, the textures they produced were gorgeous!
We also made simple brooches to put in the jewelry boxes – using wooden disks with patterned paper and fabric scraps.
If you’re interested in the faux finishing process, there’s a tutorial here.
I think this is spectacular! Love the boxes and the idea to make another special piece for the inside is an added pleasure. Great job teach.
The idea for the brooch was kind of like the old wives tale that it’s bad luck to give someone an empty wallet.