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Romantic Trinket Box

Romantic Trinket BoxWith simple materials you can make this trinket box to add a romantic touch of lace and roses to any room.

Materials Needed:

  • Small cardboard box with lid
  • Bay leaves
  • Rose buds, rose petals or small potpourri
  • Ribbon
  • Small lengths of lace
  • Craft glue
  • Large paperclips
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paint (optional)


  1. Trace a heart pattern on the box lid.

  2. Cover the outside of the heart with bay leaves. The lid in the example was covered in a swirl pattern. It does not matter if the leaves cover part of the inside of the heart, as this will later be covered.

  3. Place lid upside down with some books on top to keep the leaves flat until the glue is dry.

  4. Cover 1/3 of bottom of box with a coat of glue and start gluing on bay leaves in an overlapping pattern. Trim leaves so they do not pass the bottom edge of the box. As you are gluing hold the leaves down by sliding a paperclip over the edge of the box.

  5. Keep adding glue and working around the box until the entire bottom is covered.

  6. Let glue dry.

  7. Glue a scrap of a lace with a small ruffled edge into a heart shape on the lid. Fill the inside of the heart with whole dried rose buds, dry rose bud petals (like in the example) or other potpourri pieces.

  8. If desired paint the uncovered edges of the lid, base and inside of the box with a color that blends with the bay leaves.

  9. When paint is dry glue ribbon around the edge of the lid. Cover with a lace that allows the ribbon to show through.
Romantic Trinket Box

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