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Turn those coconut shells into a fancy jewelry box in an hour!

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 192 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    After breaking the coconut into 2 pieces (the pieces should be relatively equal), use a sand paper to get a smooth finishing. Take a small piece of sande paper and use the rough side to get the smooth finishing on the shells (for both inside and outside of the sells).

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    I popped a hole to drain the coconut water, so I had to cover the hole with a thick brown paper and white glue.

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    I also applied a coat of varnish on both pieces in this step.

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully place the 2 shells together, making sure they're edges join properly to make the jewelry box. Take the hinge, hold it on it's required place on the shell and use a marker to mark the spots for screws. Do similar for the hasp.

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make sure you mark the spots properly, otherwise the hinge and hasp won't fit.

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then, drill the holes carefully. You can use drill machine or something with a pointy edge to make the holes. I think using drill machine is better, as the other technique is hard, time consuming and your hands might hurt

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    It's a relief when you're done drilling the holes. Now's the easy step.
    I couldn't find a round shaped hasp, so had to bend the hasp into a slightly round shape to make it fit with the coconut shells.

    There! you have a rustic coconut shell jewelry box

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 9
    Step 9

    Simply place the hinge and hasp on their place and attach them with the shells using screws. First attach the hinge and then the hasp-staple.

  • How to make a recycled box. Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - Step 10
    Step 10

    You can apply another coat of varnish if you want to. And the coconut shell jewelry box is ready!

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