In my Décor post, Faberge Eggs, this month I told the story of these beautiful eggs and their connection with the Russian Romanov family. Inspired by those Faberge eggs, I decided to recreate a simpler but still elegant oval “egg-shaped” wooden box that is painted and decorated with crystal and pearl stickers. This box will be displayed in our family room bookshelf during the Easter season.
- 1 wooden oval-shaped box (I used an oval to mimic the shape of an egg)
- Sandpaper, used to prepared the rough surface of the wooden box
- Pearl paint (I used Martha Stewart brand pearl acrylic paint in Mother of Pearl)
- Paint brush
- Pearl stickers
- Crystal stickers
- Glue stick, to fix or repair loose pearls/crystals
- Pre-determine the pearl and crystal sticker placement prior to painting.
(Sometimes stickers will come in an already established pattern as one application, like the one I used on the side of the wooden box. On the edge of the lid, I alternated with placement of an individual pearl and diamond design. On the top of the lid, I pieced together several different patterns for a nice combination)
- Prepare the wooden oval-shaped box for painting, use sandpaper on all the surfaces, including both exterior and the interior of the box, to create a smooth surface.
- Paint the wooden box; let the paint on the different areas completely dry.
(I suggest painting the inside of the box first, then the bottom, then the sides/top)
- Attach the pearl and crystal stickers in the different pattern combinations that were pre-determined ahead of time. If any pearl or crystals come loose, use a glue stick to re-attach.
TIP: For the wooden box that I created, I used a simple color palette of Martha Stewart pearl paint in white with pearl and “diamond” crystals for an almost monochromatic look. Experiment with a color palette; using one, two or even three different colors, until you find the right combination that you like.