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DIY Emerald Green Decorative Box

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If you are in the fashion and design world this is not news that the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2013 is Emerald Green. When this was announced awhile back I was so excited! It is by far one of my favorite colors!

In honor of this, I decided to take a trip to my local Michael’s and come up with a DIY project to inject some emerald green into my home. I knew before I entered that I wanted to make some more decorative boxes. I just love them. Done right, they are chic and useful for extra storage.

These boxes inspired me:

So I got a little crafty and made a few different ones for different areas in our home. This is a really easy way to bring a new color into your space without a big commitment. Per box I spent about $5 or less.

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For the emerald green box I used:

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• an unfinished wooden jewelry box (these are super inexpensive $2-$3)

• 1 small gloss acrylic paint craft paint in green. (there are several different shades of green to choose from, I just went with the green that most looked like emerald green)

• craft paint brush

• jewelry gems (I just browsed the jewelry supply aisle)

• strong glue (super glue or gorilla glue)

**I removed the existing latch off the box. The paint dries pretty fast. I did two coats and it covered well.

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For the navy blue boxes:

• box within a box unfinished wooden box set

• 1 small gloss acrylic craft paint in navy

• self-adhesive gold stud embellishments (found in the scrapbook aisle)

**I removed existing latches off boxes and applied two coats of paint.


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For the black and gold box:

• wooden keepsake box already comes in black

• self-adhesive gold stud embellishments (found in the scrapbook aisle)

• (2) 2-packs of jewelry box hinges

• screwdriver

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Happy Friday!!!

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