Tips for DIY jewelry boxes using old items

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  • January 11, 2024

Transforming waste into treasure is a delightful and eco-friendly endeavor. One creative way to achieve this is by crafting DIY jewelry boxes using old items. This article will explore the art of repurposing small paper boxes, silk cloth, and other materials to create exquisite and noble jewelry boxes. Following these detailed production tips, you can turn discarded items into beautiful, functional pieces.


Materials Needed:

To embark on this creative journey, gather the following materials: a small paper box, silk cloth, tassel, cardboard, fluffy eraser, ruler, scissors, and glue.


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Step 1: Measurement and Cutting

Begin by measuring the height and circumference of the box lid, fasten the lid to the box, and measure the height and circumference of the box body. Translate these dimensions into width, height, and circumference, then draw and cut them out on cardboard. For the box lid, draw an oval along the lid, and cut it out.


Step 2: Preparing Floral Fabric

Cut the floral fabric according to the size of the long cardboard, adding 0.7cm. Along the size of the oval cardboard, add 0.7cm and cut the floral fabric into an oval piece for later use.


Step 3: Adhering Floral Fabric

Apply stick glue to the cardboard and affix the floral fabric onto it.


Step 4: Fluffy Cotton

Cut fluffy cotton into oval shapes of the same size as the cardboard, then securely glue them onto it.


Step 5: Fabric Attachment

Place the oval cardboard (with fluffy cotton) upside down on the back of the cloth, and glue the cloth's edge to the cardboard.


Step 6: Assembling the Box

Affix the long strip of cardboard, wrapped with floral cloth, to the carton, aligning the seams between the lid and the box body.


Step 7: Adding Tassels

Carefully glue the tassels in place, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your jewelry box.


Step 8: Final Touches

Glue the oval cardboard (wrapped in floral cloth) to the lid of the box. To complete the look, attach a long tassel rope to the seam of the box lid using stick glue.


In conclusion, this step-by-step guide transforms ordinary materials into an exquisite and noble moonlight jewelry box. By upcycling and repurposing, you not only create something beautiful but also contribute to a sustainable and environmentally conscious lifestyle. Turn waste into treasure and enjoy the satisfaction of crafting something unique and meaningful.

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