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Trompe L'oeil Earrings and Gift Box

Create a new pair of earrings -- and a gift box to hold them -- in minutes.

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Paintbrush

  • Primed balsa wood

  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper

  • Craft knife

  • Gift box


  1. Download clip art. Print on standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper. With craft knife, cut out as close to outlines as possible.

  2. Cut already-primed balsa wood into the same shapes, and adhere designs to wood with decoupage glue. Let dry.

  3. Download clip art. Print page two to desired size on standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch printer paper, and wrap a box top with the printed sheet.

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