Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nailhead Lacquer Box

Sugar Paper is one of my favorite paperie stores.  They have the chicest and most stylish stationery around.  Years ago, I entered a giveaway on a blog (maybe La Dolce Vita?) and won a pink lacquer recipe box and other paper goodies from Sugar Paper.  

I don't usually write my recipes on index cards, but I LOVE the box and it's been sitting on my bookshelf forever.  I was thinking that maybe next year I'll use the box to create one of those one-a-day perpetual calendars.  

I recently embellished the box lid with square brushed gold nailheads that I found at Hobby Lobby.  They are meant for ironing on, but I used hot glue to affix them to the box.  A tiny dab works perfect and if you mess up, let the glue dry and peel up the nailhead.  I used my fingernail to scratch off the few bits of excess glue from the box. 

Of course, then I started looking around to see what else I could glue these babies onto! How about my Inslee calendar gifted to me by a very thoughtful woman.  Washi + nailhead = cuteness!

What would you use this nailhead trim on?  Love the idea of putting it on a cell phone case.  I know they sell these, but you could DIY if you can keep them in a straight line!

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