Jewellery Box Flower Planter #DIYGifts

Last week, I was browsing around our local bargain store (since I loves me a good bargain) and I saw that they had these cute wooden jewellery boxes for sale for $3.00 each. My wheels starting turning, and I became inspired to create a cute handmade gift for my mom. These would also be perfect with a poinsettia for a lovely christmas gift.
Total cost for this jewellery box planter was $6.50. The breakdown is as follows:

Wooden jewellery box: $3.00

Pansies: $1.00

Other greenery: $2.50
The other items I used (that I already had on hand) were masking tape, white spray paint, and gel Varathane stain in a dark oak colour.
I removed the middle section by gently hammering it until it broke apart. This step was essential to leave enough depth to allow the flowers and greenery to be planted inside.
I then taped off the mirror, and spray painted it white. I also gave it a gentle sanding to smooth is out.
I then decided to apply the gel stain over the white to give it a kind of glazed weathered look.
I then planted the pansies and the greenery inside, added some moss from my garden, and voila! A pretty planter. I chose the greenery specifically for its draping effect. It reminds me of necklaces and bracelets hanging out of a jewellery box.
I love how it turned out, and I also love that I was able to use this gift as decor on our buffet table at my latest brunch get together.
Here is a pic of two more I recently made.
This pretty purple one was a gift for my mother in law for Mother's Day.
And this one was for my sister in law, made to match her new earth toned bathroom. Check out my blog to see more ideas and DIY projects.
Sue Purdy
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