Make a Jewellery Box

Last Christmas I received a gorgeous box of chocolates, both the box and chocs were amazing. I kept hold of the box, thinking I could make something out of it as it was too nice to throw away. Eventually (9 months later!) I decided it would make a lovely jewellery box so this post is the result!

 

The box had 4 layers which opened out as shown above, the inside was perfect, it was just the outside which needed recovering. I found some gorgeous metallic craft papers at Hobbycraft (Amazon also sell similar) which had the same colour purple in the pattern and decided to use 2 different ones for the lid and sides of the box:

 

I gathered together the items I would need, a pencil, measuring tape, scissors, glue and the papers:

 

 

The first step was to measure the lid, allowing a small margin for overlapping the inside rim:

 

 

I then cut out a circle in my chosen patterned paper, slightly larger than the lid:

 

 

After cutting out a circle of this size, I drew around the lid, leaving an even margin:

 

 

Using the scissors, I cut into the circle, up to the line, to create small flaps which could be folded over the rim:

 

 

Now it was time for the glue! I smoothed an even layer of glue over the lid:

 

 

Then I added a thin line of glue on the edge of the lid and folded the edges over carefully:

 

 

Now, to cover the rim of the lid, I measured and cut a strip, allowing a margin for folding over and cut small flaps as before. I used the straight edge of the paper for the top of the lid to provide a neat edge:

 

 

I applied the glue to the outside and inside edges and carefully folded the paper over the rim of the lid:

 

 

Now for the main box, I measured around the box and cut out the paper, this time I cut the paper to the exact size of the box:

 

 

I applied the glue and stuck the paper to the box:

 

 

(You might need to neaten the edges of the paper) I then allowed the glue to dry completely:

 

 

I added the original ribbon back on to the finished box as the colour was a great match but you could use a different fastening:

 

 

Now all that was needed was the jewellery! I hope you agree that the finished jewellery box looks great, let me know!

 

 

 

 

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My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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