Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Pretty Cylindrical Box

My aunt gave me a wooden cylindrical box to decorate a couple weeks ago and I had a lot of fun with it.  I really like the horizontal orientation and the flap opening.
These are great for storing all kinds of little things like pencils, quilling tools and sewing supplies.  You could also use one for jewelry or as a gift box.
The construction wasn't very complicated, so I decided to try making one out of card stock.  Now I'm hooked. They aren't difficult to make, they are fairly sturdy and they are so fun to decorate!
Here's a tutorial if you'd like to make one.

Materials List:
Paper board (a cereal box is perfect)
1 sheet of card stock for the liner
Scraps of coordinating cardstock for the roses and other embellishments
1 sheet of scrapbook paper
A decorative button with a shank on the back
Round elastic
Sequins, rainbow drops, etc. for embellishments
2 1/4" Round cutting die (The middle die from DI-0039 Journey Circles Die set)
Spiral Lines Die Set (DI-0383)
Spring Blooms Minis (DI-0008)

Measurements and Cutting:
Cut Ten 2 1/4" circles cut from paper board
Cut a 7" x 8.5" rectangle from cardstock
Cut two 2 1/4" circles from the remaining cardstock
Cut a 7" x 9 1/8" rectangle from scrapbook paper
Cut two 1" x 12" strips from scrapbook paper, score every 1/4" in accordion fold
Cut two 2 1/4" circles from scrapbook paper
Use the Spiral Lines die to cut two spirals from coordinating cardstock
Use the Spring Blooms Minis to cut small flowers from coordinating cardstock

Refer to the video for assembly.


  1. Wow Judy, The boxes are beautiful. Hope to have time to make one soon and if I find it easy enough for my class we may do a box in my class in one of my Tuesday classes. I think they would make a lovely jewelry box. I may even try making different sizes.

    1. Thanks Carrie! They would make nice jewelry boxes and the construction is simple enough that you can do just about any size. I plan on making a smaller one for my quilling supplies.