A marble and wood textured trinket box is a gorgeous addition to any vanity or nightstand, but what if the designer version of this elegant storage solution is out of budget? As it turns out, you can easily get the look for less than $10 using just paint and faux marble contact paper! Find out how to make your own DIY FauxWood and Marble Trinket Box (in under an hour of hands-on time) below.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Cardboard box with lid
- Acrylic paint in red, white, red, and blue (or pre-mixed acrylic paint in brown)
- 1-inch foam paintbrush
- Glass or plastic dish to mix paint in
- Marble contact paper
- Pencil or pen
- Brass drawer pull (similar)
- Super-hold glue
Mix together red, yellow, blue, and white acrylic paint in a dish until you achieve a brown, wood-like color, or you can use pre-mixed brown acrylic paint. Use a foam paint brush to paint the box top and the sides of the top brown. Allow the paint to dry for 1 hour before handling. Since you want the box top to look like wood, it’s okay to do just one streaky coat so that the paint brush lines mimic the texture of natural wood grain.
Use a ruler to measure the height and circumference of the cardboard box. Transfer those measurements to a sheet of marble contact paper using a ruler and pencil or pen.
Use sharp scissors to trim down the marble contact paper along the measured and marked lines made in Step 2.
Carefully peel away the paper backing from the contact paper, and lay the faux marble in place on the sides of the cardboard box. Gently press out air bubbles that form as you go with your fingertips.
Lay your ruler diagonally across the box top and make a small line towards the center with a pencil. Lay the ruler diagonally in the opposite direction, and make another small pencil line towards the center. Set the ruler and pencil aside. The point where the marks intersect on the box top is the center. Add a few drops of super-hold glue to the center mark, and press the drawer pull handle in place. Hold securely over the glue with ample pressure for a full 30 seconds. Allow the glue to cure for one hour before handling.
Once the super-hold glue and paint have dried completely, place the top on the box, and you’re done. Use the box for any small trinkets you may want to hide away or organize—anything from dainty jewelry to fragrant organic tea bags!
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