January is the perfect time to get organized, but sometimes standard storage containers look even crummier than your clutter. Luckily, a cute wooden keepsake box is an adorable solution!
Wooden Keepsake Box Supplies:
- Wood Box
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Baker’s Twine
- Washi Tape
- Sanding Block
- Scrapbook Paper
- Mod Podge
- Small Phillips Screwdriver
- Mod Podge Mini Melts (Optional)
Step 1. Pick your favorite color of acrylic craft paint (we used a pretty, minty green color) and cover your box evenly. It may take two or three coats to get an even, consistent cover, so be patient and let each coat dry before applying another!
Step 2. Once your box is painted and dry, you can either distress and decorate it with embellishments, or cover it with a pretty patterned paper.
For a Distressed Box. Use a sanding block to distress the edges of your box. Make sure you open the box up and sand around the opening as well.
Use a stencil to paint your monogram or design in the lower corner of the box. Finish it off by sticking coordinating washi tape along the lid, and wrapping matching Baker’s twine around it.
For a Paper Patterned Box. Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the little gold clasp on the front of the box. Set it aside for safekeeping – you’ll be putting it back on later!
Select your favorite patterned scrapbook paper and measure it to fit on the back, top and front panels of the box. Apply Mod Podge to the panels of the box and press each piece of paper down firmly. Trim any excess paper from the edges and replace the clasp.
Extras. For an extra embellishment, try adding some Mod Podge Mini Melts. Just place the Mini Melts into a mini glue gun, let it heat up and press them into your favorite mold (we used these adorable flowers). Paint them to match your scrapbook paper, and then hot glue them to the box as a finishing touch.
These plain wooden boxes have endless potential as stylish storage! Once you decorate them to match your favorite room, fill them with jewelry, sewing supplies and whatever else you have that’s in need of a little organization.