Wooden Keepsake Box Father's Day Gift

Wooden Keepsake Box Fathers Day Gift

What You'll Need:

Wood Box Style Frame
Script Canvas Corp Cardstock from the Handmade Collection
Hermit Clocks Core Impressions™ Graphic 45 Sheet
Rub N Buff® Wax Metallic Finish in Spanish Copper
Thickers™ Foil Alphabet Stickers
Ranger Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Nailheads
Chain
E6000 Adhesive

Courtesy of Tresa from Reese Dixon
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

How to Make a Wooden Keepsake Box Father's Day Gift


Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, but this Wooden Keepsake Box Father's Day Gift is your simple solution! Dad will think of you every time he empties his pockets and puts his spare change, extra pens and pack of gum into this handmade box.
 
  • 1 Rub & buff wax Rub and buff wax

    Put on rubber gloves, and set the box on a towel. In a well-ventilated area, use a rag to rub the Rub N' Buff wax all over the inside and outside of the box. Buff and let dry completely.

  • 2 Cut & glue script paper Cut and glue script paper

    Cut script paper to fit each side of the inside of the box and glue in place with craft glue. Do the same for the back of the frame that create the inside top of the box.

  • 3 Sprinkle embossing powder Sprinkle embossing powder

    Remove the frame insert from the lid and place it and your box on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the embossing enamel generously over top of it and the bottom of the box. You want it covered, but do not want the enamel to ooze over the edges.

  • 4 Melt & distribute enamel Wooden Keepsake Box Father's Day Gift

    Place the cookie sheet in a 340 degree oven for 3 minutes or until the enamel is melted. Repeat with a second layer if needed. Repeat this process for each side of the box, turning the box so the side being enameled is always the side it's resting on in the oven. Each side will remelt and drip onto whatever is below it, so before allowing it to cool use a heat gun to help distribute it evenly.

  • 5 Cut & sand cardstock Cut and sand cardstock

    Cut a piece of Core'dinations cardstock to fit inside of the frame. Lightly sand to bring out interior color.

  • 6 Attach nailheads Attach nailheads

    Attach nailheads by pressing them through the front of the cardstock and folding down the prongs in back. Be sure to place them so they fit in the open space of the frame.

  • 7 Decorate with stickers Decorate with stickers

    Use stickers to finish decorating the frame insert.

  • 8 Install cardstock & apply enamel Install cardstock and apply enamel

    Install the cardstock piece inside the frame, backing it with the wooden piece we've lined and enameled for the inside. Repeat the enameling process by sprinkling powder inside the frame and using the over to melt it. Use only a little enamel powder at a time, working one layer at a time. Use a heat gun to remove any air bubbles that develop.

  • 9 Attach chain Attach chain

    Use clear drying glue to secure a piece of chain around the frame.