Tuesday, May 8, 2012

From Cutlery Box to Ring Box

My new ring box

 It's been a while, but I'm still here. And still burning my fingers with my glue gun. Whatever. Iron Craft's Think Inside the Box challenge got me crafting again. Yay! This is a project I've been wanting to do for a while. I had a couple of wooden cutlery boxes laying around and since I saw the ring display case from Tea Rose Home, I knew I had to do it. I did a few things differently. I used a box instead of a frame and I didn't make individual rolls (sort of...more on that later). I think it turned out pretty well.

Original box

I lightly sanded the box top and quickly (not very neatly) slapped on a coat of white acrylic craft paint. I then attached a piece of scrapbook paper to the top with a couple of coats of Mod Podge. Love that stuff!

Pretty top!

Original insides

After that dried, I cut a piece of fleece to fit the inside of the box top and attached it with a glue gun around the edges, which is perfect for storing brooches. I then cut squares of batting, rolled them up and glued them to the insides of the compartments. I cut strips of the same fleece, glued one side down, and then tucked it in around the rolls. I used a flat screwdriver to tuck in the edges. I glued the other edge. And then did it all over again twice more.

Batting rolls

I left the last compartment free of batting rolls for chain rings and stretchy rings. I lined the bottom with more fleece. I then loaded the whole thing up and admired it on my shelf. 


I want to find something to use as edging around the inside of the lid and the flat compartment just to finish them up a bit. I need a trip to the craft store for that. Can you believe that I didn't have anything appropriate in my overgrown stash? Seriously.


  1. Just so clever. I like how you did the bottom.

  2. Great work!! I love how you changed the look of the box. :)


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