Wood box, 5” x 7” Scrapbook papers
Adhesive letters, Adhesive ribbon, Fimo Effect clay – Gold Glitter, Martha Stewart silicone molds - flower garden, Paper cutter or craft knife and ruler, Craft glue, Paint brush, Pencil
- Basecoat your box with Green Curry. Paint several coats, inside and out, and let dry.
- While the box is dry, measure the paper to fit the sides of the box as well as the top. For the top piece, trim approximately 1” off of each side of the paper.
- Mod Podge the paper around the box on the bottom panel, as shown in the photo. Repeat with the top of the box. Let dry at least 15 minutes.
- While your Mod Podge is drying, cut your contrasting paper (in my case, yellow. Cut a small rectangle slightly bigger than your adhesive letters – size to fit.
- Using Mod Podge, apply the contrasting rectangle in the center of the paper on the top of the box. Let dry 15 minutes.
- Give the entire box a coat of Mod Podge. Let dry 15 minutes and give the box another coat. Let dry.
- Apply the adhesive ribbon around the lip of the top of the box. The ribbon will stick, but I recommend another coat of Mod Podge for extra durability. Let dry.
- Apply the adhesive letters and butterflies (see additional instructions) with craft glue. Let dry for 24 hours before using.
To Create the Butterflies
- Start by kneading the clay until it becomes pliable in your hands. It takes several minutes to warm up.
- Press the clay into the butterfly silicone mold, slowly working it into the crevices and smoothing it out over the top.
- Work the clay until it is flush with the top of the mold – you don’t want too much excess clay coming out the back of the butterfly.
- Bend the mold to get the butterfly out, and trim around the edges with a craft knife.
- Bake or cure according to the package instructions.