Make a Creative Paper Purse Using Waste Soap Box



Introduction: Make a Creative Paper Purse Using Waste Soap Box

About: I am a passionate crafter from India. Making unique DIY crafts using recycled materials is my hobby and I love to share my knowledge with the world.

Soap boxes are available everywhere and is a part of our day to day life. What do we normally do with these soap boxes. We usually throw them away thinking it is a garbage. However, many of us do not know that these small boxes can be used for making beautiful recycled crafts.

We bring here one such idea where a soap box can be used to make a creative hand purse. It is easy to make and looks really cute. So, let’s start.

Step 1: Things Needed for Making Paper Purse

  • Soap box
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Cutter
  • Craft glue
  • Color paper
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Velcro
  • Pearl
  • Packing tape
  • Marker

Step 2: Let's Draw the Markings!

  • Take a soap box and draw the markings as shown.
  • Now cut along the markings.
  • Stick the cut portions as shown and cut the corner portions of the flap.
  • Mark 4cm portion on the flap and join the lines.
  • Run the cutter on these markings which makes it easy to fold the along the marked portions.
  • Cut one corner of the flap to give it a curved shape.

Step 3: Let's Paste the Sides!

  • Now paste the sides using craft glue.
  • Seal the edges of the soap box using packing tapes.
  • Cut out two small areas from the soap box which can be later used to insert the handle into it.

Step 4: Let's Cover the Box With Paper!

  • Take a pink color paper and cut out the same dimensions as that of the flap.
  • The remaining region cover it completely using printed papers.
  • For this purpose, we need to cut out paper of different shapes and sizes as that of the box.
  • With the help of the craft glue and a paint brush spread the glue on the surface of the box.
  • Now start pasting the color papers on the box.

Step 5: Let's Make Handle!

  • It is now time to make the handle for this hand purse.
  • For this, cut out handle shape papers as shown.
  • We need both the pink color and the printed sheets for the same.
  • Paste the printed handle shapes on the pink sheet.
  • Now insert the handle in the gaps created on the box.
  • Fold the handle at the bottom and apply glue to stick the same to the box.

Step 6: Let's Decorate the Purse!

  • We need to close the hand purse as well.
  • For this purpose, stick a paper strip at the bottom of the flap.
  • Now cut a Velcro and stick it to close the box.
  • As a final decoration, stick a large pearl on the closing end of the purse.

Your beautiful hand purse is now ready!!

Step 7: ​Conclusion

This hand purse or decorative box can be used for multiple things. You can place few chocolates in it and gift it to your near and dear ones as a gift. Also, it can be used as a décor item. The purse is really cute and looks amazing. Try our recycled crafts today and share your feedback.

Happy Crafting!!

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