You can’t have too many boxes, right? This little trinket box would also make a pretty jewelry box. It’s constructed from foam board so it’s super strong. You can adjust the size quite easily to suit your needs. The box is topped with an easy to make but impressive vellum flower. There’s also a little surprise inside!!
For a simple classic look I went with a black and cream color scheme with touches of lemon. I used papers and elements from the Snaps and Scraps kit from Viva Artistry.
You’ll also need some foam board, pins, fabric tape, vellum, ribbon, brad, flower template or die, resin embellishment and your basic tool kit (glue, double sided tape, scissors, craft knife, ruler, etc)
Mark out your foam board to the desired size. You’ll need to make two boxes. The base box will be deeper than the box for the lid. You’ll need four sides for each box. Cut them all out the same length and trim any excess when constructing the box.
Assemble your boxes with a good quality craft glue. I add the sides on top of the base.
Add some ordinary sewing pins to the joints (base and sides) to add extra strength to the box.
Cover the base and lid on the outside with your patterned paper. Cover the inside with contrasting paper.
To make the hinge at the back, add a strip of fabric tape or masking tape across the joint and cover with patterned paper.
The box should open smoothly and the edges should be flush when closed.
I cut out one of the butterfly elements from the Snaps and Scraps kit (I printed it on some lightweight card) and glued to the inside of the lid.
To make the flower, you’ll need 3 each of 3 different sized flower shapes cut out from vellum. Here I just used a die cut (Tattered Florals) but any five or six petal flower shape would do.
Stack the flowers as shown and pierce the centre all the way through. Add a brad to the middle.
Adjust the layers so the petals alternate on each layer. Starting in the centre, scrunch the petals upwards – the more scrunching the better as it adds lovely textured lines to the vellum.
Do this with all the layers.
Once you’ve scrunched all the layers, gently open up the flower and adjust the petals.
To decorate the top of the trinket box, I made three bows and layered them under the flower.
I also added a little resin embellishment to the lid at the front.
Inside the lid, there’s the little surprise of a 3D mounted butterfly which is nicely framed by the edges of the lid.
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