I recently made a Goodwill run and scored a load of goodies for $15. One of the surfaces I got was perfect to use with Mod Podge and my absolute favorite resin Envirotex Lite: a mini-jewelry box for $2. I have a larger jewelry box, but I've been needing a smaller one to keep out on the counter for all of the jewelry I use regularly and need easy access to. This upcycled jewelry box was a relatively easy project and I had everything on hand. Here's how I made my new favorite decoupage piece.
Gather These Supplies
- Old jewelry box
- Envirotex Lite – I used about 3 oz. total
- Mixing Cup Set
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Scrapbook paper – I used 2 sheets of Fancy Pants Designs, It's the Little Things
- FolkArt Metallic paint – Sequin Black
- Basic Grey Woolies felt stickers – Curio
- Painter's tape
- Craft glue
- Craft knife and mat or scissors
Cut all the papers out with your craft knife or scissors and set aside.
Sand the jewelry box, wipe away the dust and then paint the box and lid with Sequin Black. You don't have to paint the entire thing, just the outer edges, since the paper is thick. Give several coats and set aside to dry.
Time to Envirotex my project! Notice there is something coming out the sides of my lid . . . that is tape. The only tape I could find, because someone has poached my painter's tape! I highly recommend painter's tape because the tape I had to use messed up the back of my lid and I had to re-paint. Why did I use the tape? To keep the Envirotex from seeping out from my lid.
Envirotex is a product that you MUST read the instructions before usage. The mixing cups are essential too, because it's going to ruin whatever you put it in. You really should wear gloves. But I didn't wear gloves. Rebel.
Basically you add the same amount of the white cap stuff and the black cap stuff. You have to stir thoroughly. I'm doing this on my coffee table, but that's because I don't care if I mess it up. You need to use this product on a surface that is safe to make a mess on.
Mix, mix, mix . . . then pour. It's going to be cloudy at first and there will be bubbles. Those will rise to the top and you can exhale on the surface (pull your hair back) to make all of them pop. It's kind of fun! Let it dry for 24 hours.
What do you think? I'm so pleased with the finished result. I'm so proud of myself too, because my mess was minimal. What I love most about my new jewelry box is that there is a cool 3-D effect on the lid, with the paper in the background and the embellishment on top. Yay!