Valentines Recycled Trinket Box

Got any boxes lying around? Transform them into a cute little trinket box, perfect for Valentines, and easy to make with just papier mache and paint!

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Materials:
Box
Pink Tissue Paper
Red paint
Purple Glitter Glue
PVA Glue

We used an old mobile phone box, as it was a good size and nice and sturdy.
Firstly, we tore the tissue paper into strips.
We made a mix of slightly watered down PVA glue and used this to glue a few layers of tissue paper all over the box.

When the papier mache was dry, we cut out a heart shape from a piece of cardboard and held it on to the lid.
Then using our fingers we used the red paint and purple glitter glue to fingerprint all around the heart.wpid-20150123_145905.jpg
We left it to dry and then we carefully lifted off the heart leaving a perfect heart  imprint on the lid.

A cute and simple Valentines gift 🙂

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