By Blair Thurman, North Cross School
When I examined the process for this lovely trinket box online, I thought everything would go just as pictured and come out looking like a masterpiece. Yet, as always, homemade crafts are not that simple. Granted, this craft came out looking like a cute little novelty that can sit on my desk or my nightstand and bring me joy when looking at its wonderful array of colors. But my attempt was not at all like the attempt online.
I ran into two problems while working. The first was trying to find a small mason jar like the one in the picture. When going to the grocery store to find one, they only supply the full-size jars in 12-count packs. But instead, I found a small wooden chest that was about the same size. My idea worked wonderfully in that the wood brought out the colors I choose: red and pink for Valentine’s Day.
The other problem I encountered was working with household caulk. Online it seems that the caulk just flows right out of the gun and looks like pretty frosting. Wrong. Caulk does not simply flow. With too much pressure, it gushes out of the gun, and with too little pressure it “coughs” out.
Despite the problems, my little cupcake chest turned out to be a colorful eye catcher that your valentine or even you will be pleased with.
Source for this craft: Club Chica Circle