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Gem Studded Hat Box

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Craft this sweet, miniature hat box with bright, colorful Mod Mold gems.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Gems
Item #25118
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone.

$6.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Colors
Item #25128
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$10.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Alphabet
Item #25129
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone.

$9.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Neons
Item #25142
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$10.99

Mod Podge ® Collage Clay - Vanilla White
Item #25144
Mod Podge ® Collage Clay is a lightweight whipped clay available in 2 colors, Pink & White. Use to embed decorated Mod Mold embellishments to create fresh and fun decoden or kawaii projects. Dries permanent in 24 hours. Use on any surface.

$10.39

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
Item #437
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Small round paper mache box
Clear gem rhinestones
Striped scrapbook paper
Rectangular gift tags
Glue
Hot glue gun
Small eyelets
Jute
Craft knife
Flat brush ½”
Water basin
Paper towels
Foam plates

Instructions

  1. Using Mod Melts, create multiple gems from Mod Mold. Create letters of choice from alphabet mold using blue Mod Melt. 
  2. Paint lid of box Lipstick Red. 
  3. Cut scrapbook paper to height of body of box and apply using matte Mod Podge®. Let dry at least twenty minutes and seal with additional coats of matte. 
  4. Attach pearl border around rim of lid using small amounts of pink Mod Melt. 
  5. Apply Collage Clay to lid of box using star burst tip. Insert Mod Mold gems into clay where desired. Place rhinestone gems into clay as well. 
  6. Glue letter Mod Molds to tag as shown. 
  7. Poke three holes into opposite sides of body of box as shown. Glue small eyelets into holes. 
  8. Cut a length of jute and slip through hole in gift tag before attaching jute to box. 
  9. Weave jute through eyelets starting at one side of the box. Come out through one bottom eyelet and back into second bottom eyelet. Pull up and out of top eyelet. Insert through top eyelet on opposite side of box. Come out through one bottom eyelet and back into second bottom one. Knot to secure. 
Project Tip: Wrap a piece of tape around end of jute and create a point to make it easier to insert through eyelets.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.