I found these darling crown napkin rings for my friends birthday gift – but the packaging was not so cute. So – I decided to make a jewelry style box to give her. I thought you might like to see how I did it…
What You’ll Need:
A Paper Mache Box that will fit the items
Foam (I used egg crate foam I had laying around from packaging)
Fabric to Line the Foam with
Hot Glue Gun (Fabric Glue would work – it just dries slower and I’m impatient)
Exacto Knife (not necessary – but nice)
How To Make It:
Step 1: Cut your foam to fit inside the box.
Step 2: Place the foam inside the box
Step 3: Using an exacto knife (or scissors) cut slits in the appropriate places. Put the items in to check width & depth.
Step 4 – Remove foam from the box
Step 5 – Using the foam as a guide, cut the fabric slightly larger than the foam. You will need enough fabric to tuck into the slits and wrap the sides of the foam.
Step 6 – Run a line of hot glue along one edge of your foam.
Step 7 – Place one edge of fabric along glue
Step 8 – Tuck fabric into first slit – while it is tucked in (deep) use your exacto knife to cut the fabric.
Step 9 – Pull fabric out of slit – with your fingers – spread the slit and run glue as deep as you can on each side of the slit.
Step 10 – Place fabric back inside the slit, make sure to secure it to the glue. Repeat with as many slits as you have.
Step 11 – Wrap & Glue the remaining fabric around the foam. Tuck and glue as needed.
Step 12 – Place the foam back in the box. Put the items in place. Then I used a butter knife to smooth out any wrinkles.