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Floral trinket box

With all the awesome flowers available at Altered Pages, I had no problem finding something in my stash to decorate. This is a simple little trinket box that would make a great gift or even just shelf decor.

Supply List:
Substrate - paper mache heart shaped box (from my stash) But you could use this too
Paper flowers - These are from Little Bird and they can be used on ANYTHING!
Scrapbook paper
matte paint
paper adhesive
EmbellishmentsI used some little stars from my stash but any of our embellishments would look great!

Here are a few of the items I started with.

First I want to trace the shape of the box on to the REVERSE side of the paper pattern I want to use.  I did have to trim it down a bit to remove the extra (if you don't want to measure, it's really not a big problem. I just eyeballed the thickness of the sides and trimmed that off all around) that way you have the initial shape of your item. I find that the paper mache items can be uneven sometimes so when I am cov…
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