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Cheap and easy display case for jewelry or other little things
A friend of the family offered to sell my jewelry in her little store, so I needed a display case for it.
After sleeping on it I decided to grab a plastic box and make dividers out of a thick carboard sheet.

Note: Sorry for not being able to explain myself in some steps of the tutorial. I hope the photos compensate it.

Posted by Scarlett .. from Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain • Published See Scarlett ..'s 22 projects »
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  • How to make a box. Display Case - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials:
    You'll need a hard plastic box, cardboard, autoadhesive decorative paper and the usuals: scissors, glue and pen or pencil.

  • How to make a box. Display Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    The first thing you need to do is figure out how many gaps do you need/want.
    Measure the box and cut as much cardboard strips as you need in the measures that fit your box.

    I wanted 12 gaps (3 lines of 4 gaps each). My box is 24,5 x 18,2 cms, so I needed
    2 x 23 cms long strips and
    3 x 18 cms long strips

  • How to make a box. Display Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you have all the strips you need, measure the space you need between the strips of cardboard and make marks on them to know were you have to cut.

    Hollow out the cardboard were you made the marks. I'm pretty sure I'm not explaining myself. Please look at the picture and work out what Im trying to say ;-)

  • How to make a box. Display Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fit the strips of cardboard and feel relief because you didn't mess up (Am I the only one that gets nervous in fear that I'm gonna fail?)

  • How to make a box. Display Case - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now is the time to decorate the case.

    I did it with a felt-ish autoadhesive paper my sister-in-law lent me.

    The base of the case is pretty simple: measure it and cut the paper.

    For the strips I measured them and cut enough paper to cover them (again, please look at the picture). You will have to cut the little gaps again.

  • How to make a box. Display Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put together the strips. It'll be harder to do it than before as the gaps are narrower and the strips grosser, but pushing it gently it will fit perfectly.

  • How to make a box. Display Case - Step 7
    Step 7

    Glue it to the base, let it dry and you'll have finished it.

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