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For our grandchildren’s birthdays this year, I made each of them a treasure chest that we could decorate together.

DSC_4832 I started with three plain wooden boxes from Hobby Lobby and these paints and stains, plus the Glitter Blast Sealer which you need to use on top of the Glitter Blast paints to keep the glitter from flaking.

DSC_4843 This is the box for our eldest granddaughter painted robin’s egg blue inside and out with some leftover spray paint.  After that I sprayed it inside and out with Sparkling Waters Glitter Blast.

DSC_4836 Here is our grandson’s chest stained with Minwax English Chestnut outside and sprayed with Sapphire Shimmer Glitter Blast inside.

DSC_5274 Our youngest granddaughter’s box was painted with leftover lavender spray paint, then coated inside and out with the Grape Glitz Glitter Blast.

DSC_5400 I had several bowls of treasures for the kids to choose from to decorate the tops of their boxes–polished agates from West Texas, seashells, and plastic jewels.  They each chose their favorites, and then directed me where they wanted them glued on their box.  I did the gluing with E6000 so they would not get glue on their skin.  Here the box is decorated . . .

DSC_5886 and finished, with three coats of clear glossy acrylic spray to protect the decorations.

DSC_5401 Decorated . . .

DSC_5884 and finished.

DSC_5415 Decorated . . .

DSC_5875 finished, and being enjoyed.  Besides serving as a place to store secret treasures, each box is a visual and tactile delight.

DSC_5878 The older kids enjoyed checking out their finished treasure boxes, too.

DSC_5880 Sorry you can’t peek inside, but the royal treasures must remain incognito!