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Trinket Box

Trinket Box

“We all make plenty of cards with our crafty stash but why not stretch that stash further and make this useful little trinket box? It’s perfect for storing jewellery or make up and can be decorated to fit into any décor. The base for this box is just sturdy corrugated cardboard, so grab an unwanted box and get creating.” - Sarah Jackman-Read

You will need:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Coordinating patterned papers
  • Washi tape
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Crochet trim
  • Fabric flower
  • Wooden buttons

Time to Make: 75 mins

Skill Level: Advanced


  1. Trinket Box Cut a cardboard base 12.5 x 8.5cm then trim patterned paper 3cm larger. Glue the cardboard in the centre of the back of the paper, trim away the corners then fold the remaining paper over the sides and glue in place. Repeat with four side panels, two cut 12 x 5cm and two cut 8 x 5cm.
  2. Trinket Box Tape one long and one short side together on the wrong side with washi tape then fold and glue to the base. Repeat with the other two sides to create the box. Cut another piece of cardboard 11.5 x 8cm, cover then adhere inside the box on the base.
  3. Trinket Box To make the lid, cut cardboard 13 x 10cm then cover as before with patterned paper. Cut another card panel 11 x 8cm and cover in a contrasting paper. Trim two strips of paper 10 x 2.5cm, fold in half, glue together then glue underneath either side of the card panel to create “hinges”. Adhere the card panel to the underside of the lid.
  4. Trinket Box Adhere the “hinges” to the back panel inside the box. Trim four pieces of matching paper to fit the inside sides of the box then glue in place. Fit the lid in the top of the box.
  5. Trinket Box Cut cardboard 11 x 8cm and cover with a patterned paper that contrasts with the lid. Wrap crochet trim twice across it then adhere to the top of the lid. Add a fabric flower in the centre of the crochet trim.
  6. Trinket Box Turn the box over then adhere two wooden buttons in each corner to create small legs. Fill with your chosen trinkets.