Make a Jewelry Box - Upcycling with Bandanas - A Crafting Project Demo
Jewelry box made from old food container
How to make the jewelry box in the picture; bandannas, bobbles, bangles and blood, oh my.
This is a jewelry or keepsake box with attitude.
This page will walk you through how the jewelry box seen in the introductory image was made. It was made from a Kraft Cheese box that was upcycled with some paper napkins and a bandanna.
Total cost for this project came out to approximately $1.50. My frugal fashion passion is cranked for this one. Follow along in the picture gallery for step by step instructions to make your own.
Lastly, while I will be using this for a bobble box mostly, it has another purpose that will only come into play once a year. As you see here, my uber, sexy, vampy friend is going to be gracing our home for the scary season. I'm working on getting him a fem fatale companion, but for now, he's eye candy by his lonesome self.Instructions pertain to the construction of the jewelry box/Halloween coffin only. Ultra sexy doll not included.
Making the jewelry box step by step.
Just click your way through the galleries below to see detailed instructions with graphic support for each step. It's really a snap.
Coffin creation or jewelry box placation? Why not both?Click thumbnail to view full-size
He's going to hang out on the bookcase with the Necroscope series.
I love crafting and upcycling is all the better because, hey, free supplies and helping the planet. This little project did it even one better. It pulls double duty. I just have to love that. I've been really into bandanna crafts lately. If I keep going at this rate, I'm going to have to redo an entire room, bandanna style.
But, for now, lets check out how this little jewelry box/coffin came about.
When it comes to vampires, - They should be...
Super scary or sparkly sweet?
How to do the outside of the jewelry box.
Something magical happens when enough Mod Podge gets painted onto a tightly stretched bandanna. It takes on a leather look.
How to do the outside of your jewelry box, or his coffin, however you want to look at it.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Give it a go.
As a jewelry box or as much needed housing for wayward sexy vamps, this is a fast, fun and affordable project. Be it for yourself or for a friend or loved one, to use as a decoration for the scary season or something to keep, go on and give it a go. You will be glad you did.
Side note: The homeless vampire population of the greater US of A endorses this craft.
Halloween is a treat, like a scary pass.
Follow me through the looking glass
to a land of imagination, terror and fright,
where ancient legends come alive at night.
Be who it is or what it is you always wanted to be.
You best hurry for it only comes once a year you see.