A while ago I had gotten these crystals and decided my plan with them would be no plan, but a simple idea like this one to use them for embellishment still fulfills my need to just stare at them while making something else even prettier, so why not! If not for storing random things, they’d otherwise make great gifts that can also double as gift boxes, and in light of the upcoming holiday, they’re definitely Mother’s Day worthy, don’t you think?
At first I thought I’d be going with rectangular boxes, but then I found these circular ones at Michaels and thought they were cute enough to change the plan.
Now here’s one thing I need to mention. If I were to do this project again, I’d for sure just use a glossy white spray paint because it combines the steps I took, plus I imagine it will give a more even and streak-free finish. I went with acrylic paint and gloss varnish though because it was what I had on hand at the time, but if you’re going to try this DIY, definitely definitely use spray paint. Several light coats and that’s it. If you’re like me and insist on acrylic paint, I roughly applied about 3 coats with drying in between before applying 2 coats of gloss varnish.
After everything dried, I glued on the crystals to the top of each box with E6000. I got these crystals at a local craft store and don’t know of an online source for them, but I believe they’re typically available at most craft stores.
Pretty darn easy I say. I considered painting the inside of the box as well but loved how modern the raw wood looked with the white. It gives a softer contrast than a colored paint would, but that option would still be fun, especially if it were pastel, which I imagine looking very cute for this. What do you think- would you paint the insides?