Sunday, 12 May 2013

DIY Tutorial: Photo Printed Trinket Box

I was umming and aaaahing about what to get my friend Amy for her birthday. I am super skint at the moment, so figured I could make her something, hoping she would think the thought was sweet even if the gift turns out rubbish!
So for inspiration I turned to pinterest. Yes I know it’s loved by bored housewives around the world. I can assure you that I don’t fit in that category, but I think it appeals to my love of lists, does that make sense?! I’m sure if you’ve ventured over to pinterest you will have seen the printing photos onto wood pin that appears a lot. Well I decided to take this idea a step further and make a photo trinket box.

Items needed...
A wooden box
A few paint brushes
Mod Podge
Gel Medium
A printed photo onto normal paper
A clean cloth
White gloss paint
What to do...
1.       Paint the area you want to place your photo in Gel Medium.

2.       Stick your photo face down onto this area, making sure it’s really flat with no air bubbles.

3.       Leave to dry over night.
4.       When it’s completely dry, remove the paper very gently by rubbing it with a clean damp cloth. Making sure you remove any paper residue left at the end.

5.       When all residue has gone, paint over the photo with Mod Podge and leave to dry for 24 hours.
6.       At this point you may be happy with your trinket box as it is but I decided I wanted to paint the rest of the box white, which I did using a quick dry white gloss paint.

7.       When dry I added a second coat. When dry you have a gorgeous photo printed trinket box to keep for yourself or it makes a gorgeous gift!


  1. This is such a lovely idea! I've pinned sooo many things on Pintrest (mostly cute animals) but I really need to get around to doing more crafty things!!!

    I have nominated you for one of my Liebster Blog Awards, and would love for you to have a look and maybe carry it on with 11 of your favourite blogs! I picked you because I love your blog, and think you deserve a lot more followers and credit!

    Chels <3 HumbleHonesty

    1. Thank you hun! Yeah im going to attempt a few more crafty bits from pinterest as this was so easy to do! xx

  2. Such a cute box, I've seen these on Pinterest and wondered if they are as easy as folks makes out.

    1. I was a bit sceptical as I had seen some people say it didn't work, but it really is as easy as it looks! xx

  3. This is so cute! Would make such a good gift :) xx

  4. This is such a lovely idea for a gift, may give it a go for my best friend's birthday! Yours came out so well :)

    Jess xo

  5. What a lovely gift idea!
    Kirsty x


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