Almost every home has a personal box for cosmetics, jewelry and mementos. It is not at all necessary to purchase such a thing in the store. Absolutely anyone can make a box with their own hands from a cardboard box. There is no need to have any special skills. Also, do not be afraid that you will have to use complex details, expensive decor.
In most cases, you can do with the materials at hand. You can make a box out of a phone box, shoe box, or any other cardboard box.
It is enough to follow the algorithm of the master class you like.
Which shape to choose?
First of all, you need to decide on the shape of the future casket. Here, different nuances can be put at the forefront: your own taste, the type of things for storage, available materials.
The box can have the following shapes:
rectangle - can be made from a shoe box;
heart-shaped - you will have to purchase it on purpose, although if you saved a candy or gift box of this shape, it will do;
circle - a candy box or flower box is suitable;
square - a box from under the phone is useful here.
Materials and tools
In order to create a box from a cardboard box, you will need the following materials and tools:
adhesive materials: scotch tape, various types of glue;
scissors, stationery knife for cutting and cutting;
fabric and decorative items;
ruler and pencils.
You can use anything as a decor: postcards, magazine clippings, paper, decoupage napkins, belts, belts and badges, buttons, fabric trimmings, lace. It all depends only on your imagination.
Master class in decoupage technique
We offer you to make a box out of a cardboard box, in which you can store many useful and memorable little things. Such a product is perfect as a gift.
Here you can show your creative imagination to the fullest. You will need: a shoe box, snow-white acrylic paint, a brush for applying glue, a sponge, scissors for cutting, napkins with a selected pattern, for example, with roses or other flowers, PVA glue, acrylic varnish, decorative elements - in in this case, the eggshell.
Algorithm of actions:
paint the base box with white paint with a sponge;
we form fragments from decoupage napkins that will be needed to create a composition;
remove layers except the top one;
grease the reverse side with PVA glue;
place the elements of the composition on the box;
grease with glue on top;
ironing the image, getting rid of air;
we wash the shells, get rid of the films, dry them;
we coat with glue and lay out the shells in a mosaic version;
we place patterns around the perimeter of the lid;
we varnish the surface of the box 2-3 times.
Please note that each action must end with drying, including all stages of varnishing. Such a product will decorate the interior in the style of Provence and shabby chic.
Here, a shoe box will also act as a basis; such a product will definitely become a spectacular addition to the interior . You will need: a cardboard box left over from shoes, leatherette, eco-leather of brown and beige shades, a print on photo paper, acrylic-type varnish, preferably in the form of a spray, construction glue and "Moment", scissors, sandpaper, cloth, buttons, a label, half-rings.
First of all, select a suitable box, which must be made of dense cardboard. It must be sanded with sandpaper.
Algorithm of actions:
create a pattern from leather material, you should not leave allowances, since the hem is not provided;
the leather is glued to the box, it is better to use ceiling tile adhesive;
finishing details in the form of belts are cut out of dark leather, it is necessary to sew the lines on them to give effect;
ready-made belts can be used;
the pile on the edges of the parts is burned with a candle;
does not forget to glue the ribs with skin;
we make out the perimeter with a decorative type braid;
it is better to use Moment glue for gluing corners;
we create the necessary prints on paper for photos, process them with glossy varnish;
place on a suitcase;
add accessories, buttons.
You can decorate a suitcase with a checkered fabric, which is glued to corrugated paper, covered with padding polyester.
The boxes of chocolates themselves are often attractive and kept in the home. If you have one in your home, you should try turning them into boxes. This little thing will definitely become a pretty element of apartment decor. In this case, no expensive materials are required. You will need: the base box itself, wrapping paper of your choice, monochrome paper, scissors, glue, pencils, acrylic paint.
glue the entire surface of the base with paper, forming a small margin near the edges;
bottom, lid on both sides is glued without reserve;
to make the corners look beautiful, first glue the sides, then cut the paper in the corners and fold inward;
everything inside should be glued with the same quality as outside;
cut the paper so that there is enough of it with a margin, use a ruler;
it is better if the width of the paper web is 3 cm larger than the box;
inside, the pasting occurs with a margin of 2 cm perimeter strips;
rectangular shapes are formed from monochrome paper, the size of which coincides with the overlap of the inside of the box with the joint;
the paper is glued in such a way that margins from 1 to 2 cm remain on the wrapping cloth;
the bottom is made out in monochrome;
after drying, the product is ready.
Chest of drawers made of matchboxes
This is a very original and effective option, for its manufacture you will need:
matchboxes - 10 pcs. (the amount can be varied as desired);
a drawing is created;
a square is cut out of cardboard;
boxes are glued to each other;
you can glue 2 or 5 boxes;
the created chest of drawers is connected to the base so that it is completely covered with cardboard;
the selected paper is used to glue the chest of drawers and drawers;
then decoration takes place, you can use beads and half-beads, rhinestones, hooks, buttons.
How to make a box from a milk box?
This method is suitable for those who are just starting to master the design of caskets, it is very simple.
You will need:
milk box (you can use a juice box);
fabric, paper - the choice depends on the capabilities or desire;
scissors and glue.
Algorithm of actions:
cut the box to form a lid;
step back 3 cm from the smaller edge;
glue the edges with adhesive tape or a thin cloth with glue;
the base is ready, you can decorate with paper or fabric;
outside and inside, the box is glued with the selected material;
to fix the lid, a braid or ribbon is glued to its edges so that a bow can be formed.
Anyone can do this elegant thing; any cardboard box, for example, from under a cell phone, is suitable for manufacturing.
This is a very easy and inexpensive option.
You will need:
fabric, paper - for decoration;
scissors, ruler, glue;
Algorithm of actions:
first of all, select the material (paper or fabric) and decorate the box with them with glue;
you can combine both materials, for example, fabric on the inside, paper on the outside and vice versa;
three strips of cardboard are formed, their length is measured so that 2 strips are 1 cm longer than the base, and one is also 2 cm wider - sections are made of them;
the strips are glued inward at the same distance from each other;
on the strip dividing the width, cuts are formed into which strips for dividing are inserted;
after this, the sections are made out with cloth or paper;
from the outside, the box is pasted over with material and decorated as desired.
Jewelry boxes can be extremely varied. We offer you a very simple and interesting option. Any product can be designed this way.
tubes are formed from A-format paper;
twisted tubes are glued to the box around the perimeter, observing a distance of 3 to 4 cm;
the decor is glued in the vertical direction;
the tubes are glued, bending to the base;
places inside where the paper guides are glued are hidden with dense cardboard;
the lid and sidewalls of the box are designed in a similar way.
Ideas for decoration
A spectacular jewelry box will look great on a dressing table.
A chest of drawers made of matchboxes is an original and beautiful interior element.
The recipe storage box will perfectly complement the kitchen design.
It's hard to imagine that this dainty box was once just a phone case.
The decoupage box will add coziness to the apartment, it is also perfect as a gift.
The creation of a suitcase box takes a lot of time, but the result will exceed all expectations.
The next video presents one of the options for making a box with your own hands from a cardboard box.