Monday, July 23, 2012
TARDIS Trinket Box
So, I had extra plain wooden boxes on hand and I was thinking, how can I make a wooden box totally geeky?
Duh. (Forehead smack moment.) The TARDIS.
If you don't know what a TARDIS is, go watch an episode of Doctor Who. It's probably available on On Demand.
So anyway, after smothering the box with all-purpose sealer, I started painting it blue. Then I had to figure out where to put the windows. I decided not to be completely literal with the TARDIS design but to work with the shape of the box.
To make the windows I lightly brushed on white paint in a couple of coats - I didn't want to go completely opaque because the windows needed some depth. Then I drew the black lines with a black Sharpie marker.
Then I thought, wouldn't it be fun if there was chalkboard paint on the top so I could write messages? So I taped off a grid and spray-painted on the chalkboard paint.
On the inside (which is not bigger, alas), I used hot glue to glue down a rectangle of white felt. This gives a nice soft padded bottom to the inside of the box, which is a nice touch for trinket boxes, especially if you plan to fill them with jewelry like a pendant, brooch, or cocktail ring.