How to make a box?
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Many girls and women at home have a large number of cosmetics, jewelry, small things. All this stuff is more convenient to keep in small and beautiful caskets. Often it is not easy to find and buy the box you like in the store - it is difficult to find the right one, then it is expensive. But there is a way: you can make the box yourself from scrap materials. It will turn out very beautiful, original and, what is important, exactly the way you want. How to make a box with your own hands? Consider several options.
Ideas how to make a box
Box from the finished box
The easiest way is to take a finished box of the right size and decorate it. How can you decorate? Tape colored paper (and not necessarily the same color) box outside and inside. You can twist the paper into tubes and gently paste the future casket into the outside on the sides, leaving some free space on top so that you can easily close the casket with a cover; the lid itself can be glued completely.For the casket to look original and stylish, take for the manufacture of tubes sheets of old unnecessary books or newspapers. Cut a small strip of paper, twist it into a tube, glue it so that the tube does not unfold, then glue one side of the tube abundantly and glue it to the box, pressing it tightly for a while. When everything is glued, the box should be left to dry for a while.
How else can you decorate a box to turn it into a casket? Liberally lubricate the lid of the box with glue, and then pour confetti or glitter on top. You can also glue the box with a beautiful thin cloth or buttons of different color and size (in the case of buttons, glue stronger than ordinary PVA is useful).
A small and narrow box for storing small jewelry can be made out of a box for chocolates. The lid can be left separate, and one side can be glued to the box. After that, you need to paste over the box with a beautiful material - thin fabric or paper will do. The casket is ready! And plastic cells, in which there used to be candy, will become convenient compartments for small rings and earrings.
The box can be made from almost any box or boxes that are used in everyday life. So, even old matchboxes will do. They can be glued together among themselves, as it will be more convenient for you, to glue over the sides with cardboard, and on top with a beautiful cloth and paper. Get a mini-dresser for storing rings, pendants and small earrings. An example of such a box you can see here.
Instead of a box, you can use any container with a lid. So, fit a jar of mayonnaise, an old soap dish, etc. Show your imagination on the decoration, and you get a beautiful unusual box.
Jewelry box completely with their own hands from different materials
The box can be made entirely new, without using the finished form. Now let's see what materials and how you can make a box with your own hands.
The most popular material is cardboard, it is better to take a dense. How to make a cardboard box? You will need large pieces of thick cardboard, you can cut them out of a large cardboard box. It is necessary to accurately draw on the cardboard "pattern" of the future casket, cut along the edges and glue it properly. Then you can make boxes for the box (for example, one or two large ones), and when the shape of the box is completely ready, glue it over with paper or cloth.You can see a specific example of creating such a box here.
The advantage of creating a box from a piece of cardboard is that you can make a box of any shape, the main thing is to draw and cut the details correctly. So, you can make a cardboard box in the form of a heart. To do this, cut a smaller heart out of cardboard and a little bigger heart (literally 2-3 mm more). A smaller heart will be the bottom of a box, a bigger heart will be its lid. Now you need to cut a long, smooth rectangle that you need to glue along the edge of a smaller heart - this will give you the base of the box. Then you need to cut a narrow long rectangle that you want to glue to the lid. The lid should be slightly wider than the box itself so that it can be put on top. You can make the cover easier - you do not need to cut an extra rectangle, and the heart for the cover will be the same size as the heart for the bottom of the box. When the base is ready, you need to glue the box inside and outside, and you can use it. Approximately according to the same scheme, it is possible to make a casket of square or triangular cardboard, in the form of a hexagon, etc.The basis can be any geometric shape. In general, you can simply take sheets of thick cardboard of the same size, cut the same cells in them and glue the sheets onto each other, then glue the bottom. It will be ready simple, but at the same time, the original box. It looks like this.
But the box can also be made from plain paper. How to make a box of paper? At the beginning of the article we looked at how to decorate a box with paper tubes. The same tubes can be used to create a full-fledged box, only it is better to glue them not into one, but at least in two rows and with very good glue. You can weave a casket on the principle of weaving bast shoes, here is the scheme of weaving. For this it is better to take thick colored paper. You can also use twisted paper tubes and weave them together - such caskets are beautiful and strong, but are woven a little differently. Most of the tubes are arranged horizontally to each other - they form the walls of the casket, and cross tubes fasten them together. Such a box looks like this. You can make a box of paper in the style of quilling. But quilling is a kind of jewelry work, on which you can spend a lot of time, so making a box completely only in this way is not worth it.It will turn out to be fragile, and only very light things can be stored in it. Make a cardboard frame, and then paste over the pattern in the style of quilling. Here is an example of such a box.
How to make the box itself from other materials? Casket can be knitted from thick yarn. To make such a box even and strong, first make its frame of strong wire (the frame should consist of the edges of the box), then tie the details of the box that will rest on the frame, attach them to it (you can sew).
Used sticks from ice cream can not be thrown away, but to save. When they have accumulated enough, just glue them together in the form of a box.
You can sew a soft box. It is necessary to prepare six "pillowcases" (as on pillows) for each side of the box: for the bottom, four sides and the cover. The same size is necessary to prepare the cardboard parts of the casket (also 6, one for each side). Then you need to put the cardboard parts into ready-made fabric "pillowcases" and stuff soft material (foam rubber, cotton wool, etc.) on both sides of the cardboard. Then it will be necessary to sew the open sides of the parts of the box and sew these parts together.
A box can be made even from a rope! To do this, you need to fold the rope in a circle, forming a casket, and separate the rope for the lid, glue it or sew it - and the casket is ready.