We have all heard of wooden and glass jewelry boxes. These can be quite nice but they are not easy to make.
So what do you think if we tell you that you can make a fancy jewelry box in less than an hour. And it will be simply made of paper and Ankara material.
Excited to see how it’s done? Are you even planning how you are going to make plenty of them and sell to all your friends? Then check out the DIY below.
What you will need -
- Ankara fabric (or any old fabric)
- Gum or glue
- An old tissue/serviette box
- A pair of scissors
Cut off the top of the tissue box to get the look below
Open up the fabric and place the tissue box on it. Note that the tissue box should be placed on the inner side (wrong side) of the fabric. Remember to trim off any rough ends. You should have a perfect square big enough to cover the tissue box after the trim.
Using the box as a guide, cut into the fabric at every edge. This will make it easy to fold the fabric onto the box.
Apply gum to the outer and inner sides of the tissue box. Do this for one side at a time. Fold the fabric so that each side of the box is covered. Be sure to carefully smooth the fabric over the gum so that it sticks to the box. It is okay to have fabric inside the box but try to make it look neat.
Repeat this step until all parts are covered in fabric
Note: Once done, allow to dry properly.
And voila! Your jewelry/all-purpose Ankara storage box is ready for use.
Do you know the best part? You can make money from this.
There are different ways you can make money with this skill!
Firstly, you can ask your friends to pay you N100 to teach them how to do it.
Or you can sell them to friends and people in your community. To know how much to sell them, calculate how much it cost you to make one, then add say N200 to the amount and sell it at that price
For example if the materials to make the jewelry box costs N300, add N200 to that amount and charge N500 for it.
Did you make some things and sell them? Tell us all about it in the comments below. What other cool thing do you want to know how to make?