|Painted pressed paper box|
I painted a fire-inspired marbling effect on the round pressed paper box that can be found at most craft stores. I accented it with the black swirls and sealed it with an acrylic spray sealer to keep the paint nice and to give it a nice shine. It's just the right size to hole loose chance emptied from a pocket, rings, bracelets, a necklace, worry dolls, little notes, a set of keys, or other little bits.
The pressed paper boxes are available in different sizes and shapes and can be used in all sorts of ways. I have a few that are small, dollhouse size.
The heart shaped box is made from fuseable beads and a heart shaped form. Using the heart shaped form I made two full hearts, one for the bottom of the box and one for the lid, fusing them per the directions with the special iron paper and an iron. Then I made three hearts that were just the outline of the heart to form the walls. Using a needle and thread I attached the bottom and the three side pieces to form a box. For the one pictured, I used a few stitches to attach the lid and make it flip up.
|Fuse Bead Box|
The folded paper box is another nice little box that is versatile, easy to make, and a nice touch for certain things. They are a nice added touch for gift giving that can be made to preferred size. I use them for all sorts of little things and gift giving.