Plus, depending on what kind of box you get, this project could be stacked (think several boxes of gradually smaller sizes) for show, or, you can get some of those “fake books” and hide away things that way! It all depends on the box!
*see image for box on side demo*
Step 1: Materials!
Scarf or fabric
Box of choice*
Optional: Glue of choice (E6000 worked for me)
Notes on Material:
The foam I used was actually a cut portion of foam from a bed cushion. You know, like those memory foam mattress toppers. I got a new bed, but didn’t want to throw it to the curb! Plus, I only had to use a small portion of it, so lots of leftovers for future projects.
Box of choice. I bought this box earlier this year at the craft store, and used it for a different project at the time. Craft stores, TJ Maxx, Ross, they all have these types of boxes year round, with all sorts of different finishes. Use a coupon and get it super cheap if you don’t have one around!
Step 2: Step 1
Cut the foam just a SLIGHT amount wider than your box. This is helpful because it will only slightly compress the foam, helping it keep its shape once it is in the box.
Step 3: Step 2
Something to keep in mind: the more folds you have the tighter the folds in the box will be, and therefore compress against each other. You need to find the right balance of tight enough so the foam isn’t easy to move, and is still pushing against the edges of the box, but loose enough you can place things in all of the rows and not squish anything or have to pry the folds open to get things in.
Once you get it how you like it, place it inside the box.
Step 4: Step 3
As you work your way forward, I suggest tucking in the fabric in the foam folds pretty deep. Ok, maybe not 100% of the way if it is a shallow box and things like a bracelet wouldn't fit in it anyways. But if it is as deep as mine, I recommend tucking the fabric in each fold as far as you can. An old credit card could come in handy here.
After each row you finish, try and tuck in the ENDS of the row as well, to the best of your ability.
Step 5: Step 4 - Enjoy!
That’s it! Now wrap it up pretty and give as a gift, or keep it for yourself and put your jewels in.