Introduction: WALNUT JEWELRY BOX

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I made this cute jewelry box with a big walnut.

If you like it vote it in the contests, thank you!

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

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MATERIAL:

-a big walnut;

-scrap thin cotton fabric;

-piece of satin ribbon.

TOOLS:

-pliers;

-scissors;

-brush;

-wood glue;

-knife;

-rotary tool (or drill with small drill bit).

Step 2: CUT THE WALNUT

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Cut the walnut in half with the jewelry saw.

Step 3: CLEAN IT

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Clean the inside of the walnut with a knife or something.

Step 4: PUT THE FABRIC

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Cut a round piece of thin cotton fabric, brush it full of wood glue.

Place the fabric in the walnut and press it really well.

Cut out the excess fabric.

Step 5: MAKE HOLES

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Make four holes on the back and two in the front, like in the photos.

Step 6: MAKE a SPRING

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Make a spring with the copper wire, with both the edge long (as in the photo).

You should use the measurement of your holes to make the hinge right for you walnut box.

Step 7: COMPLETE THE HINGE

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Place another piece of copper inside of the spring, than fold both the edges at 90° (see photos).

Step 8: BENT THE HINGE

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Bent all the edges of the hinge at 90° again (see photos).

Step 9: PLACE THE HINGE

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Place the hinge on one side, clip close the copper wire in the inside of the walnut.

Place and close the other side too.

Make sure it open and close well.

NOTE: thinking back, I will suggest to place the hinge before you place the fabric!

Step 10: RIBBON

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Now you just need to place a ribbon to close it.

I used a silk satin ribbon.

Make a knot on one end of the ribbon and insert in the front hole, do it to the other hole too.

Close it with a bow.

NOTE: thinking back, I will suggest to place the hinge before you place the fabric!

Step 11: FILL IT UP

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Fill it up with jewelry and close it!

Comments

GillytheCrafter (author)2017-07-28

I really love the hinge! Such a good idea!

Thanks!

mrsmerwin (author)2017-02-04

so clever! I will make these for my nieces. I love the hinge.

marcellahella (author)mrsmerwin2017-02-05

Thank you!

KittyLover16 (author)2016-08-13

This is cute! Thanks!

squezel (author)2016-08-02

I love it! I have black walnut trees everywhere, I have to start saving the biggest ones for these. Thanks so much, I am always making jewelry a box for it will be a fun addition!

McRaeD (author)2016-06-05

Very nice! I've tried cutting walnuts and found it didn't work very neatly. I found the best way was to use a pointy kitchen knife (sharp isn't important). Stick the knife in the hinge end and twist gently. If the nuts are fresh, most will open neatly. Conversely, if the nuts are old, most will fail.

maxford (author)2016-01-28

This is very cute. I am thinking I would make a clasp with a loop and button/bead instead of a ribbon tie... I have granddaughters who would love one of these!

marcellahella (author)maxford2016-01-28

That will like really cute, good idea!

Simran Sharma (author)2016-01-25

nice. I vote you

avpvwwsx (author)2016-01-07

It is a beautifull jewelry and ease. Thanks.

Horatius.Steam (author)2015-12-30

This is cool! Great idea.

Thank you!

RobertaW3 (author)2015-12-29

Cute idea... I might borrow the idea for one of the VBS crafts for the older kids this summer!

marcellahella (author)RobertaW32015-12-29

Thank you! That will be nice!

Hello ItsE (author)2015-12-26

That is amazing, I love it :)

marcellahella (author)Hello ItsE2015-12-27

Thank you!

lyyork (author)2015-12-26

it is the best etiquette box i have ever seen.

marcellahella (author)lyyork2015-12-26

Tnx!!

ottawafm (author)2015-12-24

I voted 4 you! I love the wire hinge idea, genious!

marcellahella (author)ottawafm2015-12-24

Thank you!!

NirL (author)2015-12-24

I like this so much :) This must be a winner! good luck

marcellahella (author)NirL2015-12-24

Thank you very much!

ArticAkita (author)2015-12-24

how do you make the hinge anyway? it's a cool box I love making thingies like this!

marcellahella (author)ArticAkita2015-12-24

You can see how to make the hinge in step 6, 7, 8 and 9.

NirL (author)2015-12-24

This is GREAT!!! I'm going to make so many things using this method :)

Pavithra Arunkumar (author)2015-12-23

Perfect :)

Thanks!

Renarde Rousse (author)2015-12-22

This is our project tomorrow. We have shells all over the place. Tis the season. My girls will love this. Thanks

You are welcome!

Diam0nd (author)2015-12-22

So creative I love it

marcellahella (author)Diam0nd2015-12-22

Thanks!

jlepack (author)2015-12-22

Very nice. I like the copper wire hinge.

marcellahella (author)jlepack2015-12-22

Thank you! It took me quite a bit to figure out how to make an hinge, than I had a super cool shell box with the hinge made like that in brass, and it give me the idea.

strumbot (author)2015-12-22

Very nice, simple and creative design!

marcellahella (author)strumbot2015-12-22

Thank you!

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