With Big/Little Reveals coming up in the next few months, it is NEVER too early to begin crafting for your future little! I've been crafting all summer for mine and I am SO excited about the pin box that I made today. Keep reading to find out how I did it!
To start, you'll need the right supplies.
STEP 1: Paint the box white. I put painters tape in the square because I didn't want to get any paint on the glass! I used three coats of white to make sure that the box was fully covered.
STEP 2: This step is optional. I personally like to pencil on the pattern so that I have a template for when I begin painting! If you prefer to free-hand it however, skip to step 3. I just used a picture of the pattern and sketched the pattern onto the box. If you're nervous about it, you can buy tracing paper at your local craft store and trace the pattern onto the box!
STEP 3: You can now begin painting! I like to use the lightest color first- in this case; I used a Coral Reef pink paint for the flowers, and AOII letters.
STEP 4: Now you can use the next darkest color. For this pattern, I used a pink blossom for the darker pink/purple color. This is used on the spirals and wheat details!
STEP 5: Finally use the darkest color, which is the black for the pandas! Look how cute it is!
STEP 6: You're almost there! To achieve the final Lilly Pulitzer look, fill in the white space with the background color. I used a Pink Rose. Note: it is okay to leave some white space around each detail- that's exactly how it look on the real Lilly pattern!
STEP 7: If you bought a box similar to mine, you can put a monogram in the square on the top. I will probably swap it out for my Little's monogram whenever I actually meet her and learn her initials!
And there you have it, ladies! Now you have an Alpha Omicron Pi Lilly Pulitzer inspired pin box for yourself, your little, or another sister. You can take these tips and apply them to paint a Lilly Pattern on anything- canvas, coolers, wooden letters, etc. If you have any helpful tips on how to recreate a Lilly Pulitzer print, please share them in the comments!