DIY – Shell Trinket Box



  • Bristle brush
  • Acrylic paint in orange, gray, and white
  • Wooden box
  • Thin paintbrush
  • Clear-drying glue
  • Shells (for the knobs)
  • Abalone chips (for the mosaic boxes)


  1. STEP 1

    Using bristle brush, apply colored paint to box, inside and out. Let dry.

  2. STEP 2

    Paint over with 1 coat white paint for a chalky effect. Let dry.

  3. STEP 3

    For a lid knob, use thin paintbrush to apply glue to a shell; press onto lid, and let dry.

  4. STEP 4

    For the abalone mosaic, sort through chips to decide on a color palette. Working in small sections, apply glue with thin paintbrush, and press chips into place, mosaic-style.

via Martha Stewart


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