You have a lot of beads but want to save money and space instead of buying a new storage box ? This being my case, I remembered a craft that I had learned to do in school when I was a kid !
A small storage with drawers made of matchboxes, super cute, easy, practical, customizable and economical to do. I then told myself that, if you do not already know this trick, it would be super nice to share it with you!
FRENCH VERSION :http://insolitis.com/tuto-boite-a-perles/
Step 1: [ S U P P L I E S ]
( 1 ) EMPTY MATCHBOXES (real or made for hobbies).
( 2 ) GLUE transparent.
( 3 ) PENCIL (with an eraser, in case of mistakes).
( 4 ) SCISSORS + a ruler.
( 5 ) PIN, toothpick or needle (here I used a tool for polymer clay).
( 6 ) FASTENERS of the color and shape of your choice.
( 7 ) ADHESIVE SHEETS of the color and pattern of your choice.
Step 2: [ B a S E ]
( 1 ) Superimpose your matchboxes first to preview the layout that you want.
( 2 ) Next, apply glue to the surface of each box that will stack on top of another.
( 3 ) Overlay the boxes as in step (1) but this time gluing them.
( 4 ) Make sure to always adjust the boxes in height and width.
Step 3: [ G L U I N G ]
( 5 ) If a box is upside down, do not move everything, just turn the drawer.
( 6 ) Lightly press the top of the boxes so that the glue adheres well between them.
( 7 ) Then, press again each side and let it dry.
( 8 ) Then customize each side by first measuring their width and length.
Step 4: [ C U S T O M I Z I N G ]
( 9 ) Put the measures taken, on the back of the adhesive sheet, with the pencil.
( 10 ) Cut out the adhesive sheet following these measurements and then paste it around the boxes.
( 11 ) Press everything lightly again so that the sheet adheres well to the boxes.
( 12 ) Then drill each drawer of the boxes with a pin.
Step 5: [ F I N I S H I N G ]
( 13 ) Put in each holes of the boxes a fastener.
( 14 ) Then put all the drawers back in the boxes and your storage is created !
( 15 ) Tip 1: Although small, its capacity allows to store beads, charms, etc.
( 16 )Tip 2: Personally, I chose to gather all the material from one of my accessory collections, to find everything more easily.
Step 6: [ E N J O Y ]
That's it, you can now store all your beads inside !