Finished product to get you excited:
Found a simple little plain wood box for a dollar at Goodwill. Now it's a trinket box for my gf Jen.
I used acrylic craft paints, like Apple Barrel brand, Crayola Crayons, Delta Ceramcoat All Purpose Sealer, felt, Tacky Glue, tooth pick, craft knife and various paint brushes.
Colored on the top of the box with various colors of crayons. Colored in very heavy and solid.
Painted the outside and then got impatient and dried with a blow dryer.
Let the paint dry before you "scratch". Scratched Jen's name in the top with a toothpick and when that wasn't neat enough I used a craft knife.
Painted the inside, hit it with the blow dryer again.
Glued felt into the inside and on the bottoms of the feet.
Ta da! It's simple but I like it.