Plain box to Jewerly holder
by Kimberly J Tilley
I have a few store gift boxes from samples of lotions and body sprays. This one box I was contemplating on using for a shadow box, a table top jewelry box or a hanging box. Because this is the only open top box, I chose to go with a hanging jewelry box. And because I could not find clear plastic to use as a cover for a shadow box filled with seashells.
Here is what I used
- acrylic paint
- picture hanger
- glue; hot glue, craft glue, Elmer’s spray adhesive
- decorative craft paper
- cardboard box – I always do my crafts on a cardboard box to minimize messes
To achieve the color I wanted to match my different shades of brown velvet and silk bedroom, I mixed gold and black paint for a shiny bronze color. I painted the gold hooks white to better match the craft paper I had picked out to use as a background for the box. After the paint had dried, I glued the paper into the box. Because the paper was multiples of scraps, I first glued them together, carefully lining up the pattern. Then using the spray adhesive, I glued the paper to the box. After the glue dried, I screwed in the hooks. You are going to need to apply great pressure and steadily turn the hooks just as you would into a wall. Depending on the size of hooks you use, you may need to shave off the ends if they protrude too much out of the back. Next, I glued the top to the box. I lined the inside of the cover with hot glue and pressed the box down onto the cover until the glue dried. After the glue dried, I turned the box over and glued the picture hook with the hot glue gun.