Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fashionista Hidden Drawer Book Box

Hi everyone!  It's Thursday again, and it is my turn to share another fun project with you using the fab laser cut chipboard from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  I am a huge fan of books and boxes, and what better way to satisfy that need than with a Hidden Drawer Book Box.  Just think of the things you could stash inside this beauty... paper, pencils, love notes, ephemera, or how about a mini album made to fit?  What other ideas do you have?  I would love to hear them.

Lay out the pieces for the box that holds the drawer. 

Lay out the pieces that form the drawer.

Cover the inside of the drawer pieces with the script paper.  Use a craft knife to cut out the openings for the connector pieces.  Be sure they are free from any excess paper or glue to ensure a good fit when putting the pieces together.  I used tiny metal files to remove any residue that was left in them.

Adhere script paper to the inside pieces of the box and the inside of the drawer front. I then glued the box together, but you could glue the box together first and then cover the inside. 

(TIP:  Use a sanding block or emery boards to sand excess paper off of any edges where it may still show).

Adhere the box together and cover the outside with the flower paper.  Again, trim any excess paper and sand the edges for a more finished look.

Center a hole in both the front of the drawer, and the drawer front piece.

Add the drawer knob though the holes in both pieces.  The drawer is now ready to use.  Add Gold Krylon pen around all edges. 

Color two hinges with the Gold Krylon pen. 

Fold and adhere each hinge to back side of box.

Slide drawer into box.  Now start the embellishing.

Paint the Deco Lattice Panel 2 with chalk ink that matches colors in the paper.  Center and adhere to top of box.

Paint Fashionista with chalk ink to match the green in the paper.  Adhere to the left side of the panel.

Paint fern fronds in a similar but darker green chalk paint to match the papers, and arrange in the lower bottom right corner of the box top.  Add flowers, cut up pieces of intricate doilies, snippets of lace, and glass glitter.

Lastly, I decided to add a decorative escutcheon under the drawer pull using a stackable label that I colored with the gold Krylon pen.   Center and punch a hole in it, and add it beneath the drawer pull, as shown.

Here are a few views from different angles.

Supplies Used:

Hidden Drawer Book Box
Deco Lattice Panel 2
Fashionistas: 1930s
Fern Fronds
Cardstock Doilies - Intricate (coming soon)
Hinges Shape Set
Stackable Labels Shape Set
Drawer knob
Print scrapbook paper
Chalk paints
Glass glitter
Flower embellishments

So, have you thought about how you would use this pretty little box?  There certainly are a lot of choices, and it is only limited by your imagination.  

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative weekend!!


1 comment:

  1. Fabulous project. Thanks for sharing a fabulous tutorial. I always learn so much from them.