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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mermaid Treasure Box

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Sharing Saturday is still open. Please come share your child oriented crafts and activities with us and check out all the amazing ideas others have shared!

Upcoming this next week are the kick offs to two reading events. MemeTales Readathon 2012 and Virtual Summer Book Club for Kids (join me on Monday to share your Mo Willems book crafts), and we are participating in both!! I hope you will join us in them.
My frame and picture in my beach themed master bedroom

While thinking about our shell frames and picking up a few more wooden frames to make more, we found a wooden box that would make a nice treasure box for Hazel. She loved the idea and I let her pick out a blueish paint for it. I used this paint on the box and our frames. I decided I wanted to use one of the previous frames for the picture of Hazel at the beach and still wanted to frame my favorite mermaid picture. Hazel also wanted to frame another mermaid picture (her second favorite) and we had a piece of wood we covered in sand to make a sign for Steve. We glued some shells on it to say "Relax." Steve liked it and wanted it for one of his spaces.
 I let Hazel glue the shells on her frame after I had added some sand to the bottom. She of course wanted to put on as many as she could. We put this one in her room as well as the first one she did.

Now onto the box. While she was at my mother-in-law's I painted it for her including the inside. Then we picked out a mermaid picture. We chose one from The Graphic Fairy. I decoupaged a sparkly scrapbook paper first to the top of the box and then the picture on top of it and put a few coats of Mod Podge onto it. Then I added some sand to the bottom of the sides of the box.
After all of this dried  we put some mermaid stickers on the sides including bubbles and then I sprayed the inside and out with an acrylic sealer. Next I hot glued some shells, stones, and sea glass onto the top and sides.
Top View
Front View
Hazel could not wait for it to dry so she could put some treasure into it.
Back View
Finished Box
We will be sharing this over at Taming The Goblin's Mermaid Project. Have you shared your mermaid crafts there yet?


7 comments:

  1. Such a lovely treasure box! So fun for Hazel to have a place to store her little treasures :-) Dino Boy loves his too :-)

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  2. My daughter is into mermaids, she'd love this treasure box.

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  3. Awesome idea. So glad you are having mermaid based fun

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  4. This is such a great way to save memories and find something to do with all the shells we collect! Definiately going on summer to do list! Thanks! Stopping by from Eye Heart Hop! :)

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  5. What a beautiful idea. Love shells. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Lovely! My daughter is just getting into mermaids. Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

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  7. This is lovely - will be featuring on my Sunday Showcase round-up this week!

    Thanks for stopping by The Sunday Showcase, hope to see you again this week!

    Charlotte
    makedoandfriend.com

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