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« on: May 24, 2004 12:33:15 PM »

I knitted these really cool napkin rings from silver wire and green and gold beads for my boyfriend's parents last Christmas.  I was short on time, and told them that I would be getting them a box to put them in too.  I'm just now (!) getting around to doing it. 

I went down to Michael's yesterday, and found an unfinished rectangular wooden box with hinges on the lid. It also has an insert in the center of the lid that is engraved with a pretty flowery design.  It should be the perfect size to hold the napkin rings.

I'm trying to think of some ideas for how to decorate this box.  I could always just stain it, but since I haven't done that before, I'm not 100% sure how to go about it.  Plus, I'd like to do something at least a little more creative than just staining it.  Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2004 04:12:08 PM »

You could always just heavily water down acrylic craft paint to make different colored stains in floral colors, then you could paint the flowery design almost like a watercolor painting.
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post pics when you decide what to do!

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2004 07:15:12 PM »

maybe you could just paint the box with acrylic paints and and paint the flowerly part all one color

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004 08:24:59 AM »

I think you should do the lid green, the flower part gold, and then the bottom section silver.  Then you get all the colors in the napkin rings on the box and it ties it in together.

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