You can be anything you want to be. If you’re a bad dresser, you can read a fashion blogs and step up your wardrobe. If you’re a bag cook, you can tune into the Food Network and learn to whip up something delish. If you’re a wooden bracelet, you can slap on a few coats of paint and become an adorable Ice Cream Cone Trinket Box…and isn’t that the ultimate goal of every wooden bracelet?
This project will have you doing a double take! You’ve never seen a wooden bracelet make such an incredible transformation with some a few basic craft supplies. Read carefully through these instructions and you’ll be on your way to creating the world’s cutest trinket box ever!
- a wooden bracelet. For this project I used THIS bracelet (but for the tutorial photos you’ll notice that I use THIS bracelet. Either design will work great for this project).
- brown permanent marker
- hot glue gun
- clay tools
- Sculpey polymer clay
- craft paint
- concentric circle cookie cutters
- foam brushes
- small wooden bead
- glitter glue
HOW TO MAKE TRINKET BOX BOTTOM
Roll out the white clay using a clay roller tool
Use the wooden bracelet as a cookie cutter to cut the white clay. This will give you a circle of clay that perfectly fits the inside of the wooden bracelet. Back this piece of clay according to package instructions.
Paint the wooden bracelet with tan colored craft paint
Use a brown permanent marker to draw a cross hatch pattern on the outside of the painted bracelet
Place the baked white clay circle inside the bottom of the bracelet and use a hot glue gun to adhere it to the inside of the bracelet.
HOW TO MAKE TRINKET BOX LID
Grab two cookie cutters. The larger circle cookie cutter should be roughly the same size as the outer diameter of the wooden bracelet. The smaller circle cookie cutter should be the inner diameter of the wooden bracelet.
Cut these shapes from white clay then bake according to package instructions. Once baked and cooled, use a hot glue gun to glue the pieces together as shown.
Roll out the brown clay and use the clay knife to cut out a “puddle” shape.
Paint the wooden bead with red paint
Roll the green clay into a stem shape and bake it according to package instructions. Insert the stem into the bead and adhere with hot glue.
Stack all the elements of the lid and glue everything together with hot glue.
Add sprinkles to the lid with glitter glue and allow it to dry completely.
I know, I know…it’s a bunch of steps but it’s not tough. You can roll out and cut all your clay pieces first which will make assembly a bit easier. In the end you’ll have an adorable ice cream cone trinket box that is totally unique and perfect to fill with paper clips, candies or even bobby pins!