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Coconut Shell Jewelry Box

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I'm into rustic crafting these days. I've made some rustic home decors for my mom, and this time I tried to make a coconut shell jewelry box. It's really easy to make and looks nice. I'm not very good in giving a smooth finishing touch, but I'm sure you can make one better than mines. To make it look nicer, use attractive hinges and locks.
Lets start!
 
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Step 1: Things you need

You'll need:

1) Coconut shell (cut into 2 pieces),
2) Silicon carbide paper (aka, sand paper)
3) Drill machine or anything to make small holes on the shell,
4) Hinges,
5) Lock system (in this case, hasp and staple's the best)
6) Screws and screw driver,
7) Varnish and 1 inch paint brush,
8) Small padlock.

(I couldn't gather all the materials at the same time, so couldn't take a picture of them together) 

Step 2: Getting started

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Couldn't take pictures of breaking the coconut into 2 pieces. It's quite hard and tricky, but you can take help from the internet.
You'll need 1 coconut to make 1 jewelry box.
After breaking the coconut into 2 pieces (the pieces should be relatively equal), use a silicon carbide paper to get a smooth finishing. Take a small piece of silicon carbide paper and use the rough side to get the smooth finishing on the shells (for both inside and outside of the sells).
I popped a hole to drain the coconut water, so I had to cover the hole with a thick brown paper and white glue.
I also applied a coat of varnish on both pieces in this step.
AWESOME!!! OMG THAT'S COOL!!!!!! U GOT MY VOTE FOR ALL THREE CONTESTS!!! GREAT JOB
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  cupcake lover1 year ago
Thank you sooo much! I'm very happy to know that :D
??your welcome! It feels good to do something nice
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  cupcake lover1 year ago
that's so nice of you :)
Ps the ?? Means !!
786Ayesha1 year ago
Hey! cool idea,
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thanks! I never could have made a round shaped jewelry box! thanks to nature :)
Awesome Muhaiminah :), just Awesome.
Thank you! I had fun making it :)
Zadiac701 year ago
it's nice, you could make it look more attractive with carved designs. good work ;)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Zadiac701 year ago
Thank you! I thought of carving designs as well, but since this is my 1st coconut shell jewelry box I wanted it to be simple.
Nice!
Thanks Emily!
you're welcome!
annieannie1 year ago
Yet another one of your fantastic idea's I am going to have to give a try! I love how you push the boundaries and see wonderful things out of simple stuff.. good on you! :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  annieannie1 year ago
Thanks! I'd love to see yours if you make one! I try to make things as simply as possible, I'm happy to know you like that! :)
So Cute!!! I was actually looking for something to hold all of my earrings. Now, I have a good excuse to eat a coconut!=P
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Hannah Hudson1 year ago
Thanks! yes, eat one coconut right away! it won't take much time to make one :)
antoniraj1 year ago
nice.. very neatly done...
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  antoniraj1 year ago
glad to know! thanks :)
wow! it's beautiful, nice idea.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Yashfa Zafar1 year ago
Thanks Yashfa!
Soo nice! Favorited!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  marcellahella1 year ago
owhh, thank you :)
So Cute!!! I was actually looking for something to hold all of my earrings. Now, I have a good excuse to eat a coconut!=P