Up cycled Jewellery Box, Button Jar And Basket

Last week we received a lovely fun and crafty parcel from Bostik and Tots 100 as part of our monthly crafty challenge. With lots of crafty ideas springing to mind it was hard work deciding which one to go with first.

My daughter picked the egg to decorate first so I glued some felt on the sides and lid of an old ice-cream box, to make her a jewellery box. Some foam inside an old basket to place our shared nail varnish in. Then stuck buttons on to a pasta sauce bottle, to make a cool button jar.

I loved these glue dots, I had never tried these before. They are such a great idea, simple to use and a stronghold. I could do with lots of these for my up cycling shoe projects!!

Here is all our crafty ideas…

First up a button jar to store all mums buttons in that I keeps buying…

You will need~

  • A used and washed out pasta sauce bottle.
  • Lots of buttons
  • As many glu dots as buttons you are using.
  • Felt.
  • Ribbons.
  • Glue.

What we did~

  1. Stick one side of the double sided glu dot on the jar and peel the other side away, place a button on the glu dot.
  2. Make a random pattern all over your jar with glu dots and buttons placed on (these dots are great and extra strong)
  3. Cut some felt for the top and glue in place.
  4. Cut a piece of felt to cover the lid and glue.
  5. place a piece of ribbon around both pieces of felt and glue.
  6. Another glu dot for a button around the ribbon.
  7. A nice big button for the top of the lid stuck on with glue.
  8. Fill your jar with buttons…

A nail varnish basket..

What you need~

  • An old basket.
  • A few different colours of funky coloured foam sheets.
  • Glue.
  • Pompoms.
  • Eyes.
  • Glu dots.
  • 2 pink pipe cleaners
  • Ribbon. 

What we did…

  1. Cut some foam sheets for the bottom of the basket and sides.
  2. Glue them all in.
  3. Place ribbon around the the bottom of the basket.
  4. Use glu dots to stick pompoms around the sides.
  5. Stick eyes on random pompoms.
  6. Cover the handles with pipe cleaners going around for a nice effect.

Children’s jewellery box…

What you need~

  • Used and washed out ice cream tub.
  • Glue.
  • 3 different colour felt sheets.
  • Foam flowers (that are ready to stick)
  • Ribbon.

What to do~

  1. Cut different colour panels out of the felt for each sides, to and bottom of box.
  2. Glue all sides, top and bottom on with glue.
  3. Cut some ribbon to size and stick around bottom of box.
  4. Stick flowers onto top and around the box in a pattern.

Wow we have been very crafty the last few days….

About this post-

We got send a lovely parcel of fun things to share our crafty work. All thoughts on the post are my honest opinion and I was not paid for this post…

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20 Comments

  1. Please may I?
    27th March 2014 / 3:06 pm

    Very creative. Looks like your daughter had lots of fun.X x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:17 pm

      Aww thanks, think we both did, hehe 🙂

  2. Winnie
    27th March 2014 / 5:06 pm

    How creative and cuteIt's colorful and I like it!It's also a great project – I mean it's fun making it

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks Winnie, love making things look different 🙂

  3. Leovi
    27th March 2014 / 6:47 pm

    ! I like all, pretty goldfish, wonderful photos!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:18 pm

      Ha thanks Leovi 🙂

  4. Kezzie
    27th March 2014 / 10:08 pm

    Awwww, what sweet ideas!!!!x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks Kezzie 🙂

  5. Nishana
    28th March 2014 / 9:32 am

    Brilliant idea. Very creative!#Po.Co.Lo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Emma Iannarilli
    28th March 2014 / 11:16 am

    You are very clever Claire. My little one is currently obsessed with junk modelling and we seem to be making the worlds biggest ship – so much fun for so little pennies.#Welcometotheweekend

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:20 pm

      Aww Emma thanks, your little ones ship sounds great 🙂

  7. Elegance and Mommyhood
    28th March 2014 / 11:30 am

    WOW your box button looks so cute, colorful and girly. I want to do this too now. One of your most creative DIYs. =)

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:21 pm

      Aww thanks lovely 🙂

  8. Victoria Welton
    28th March 2014 / 4:54 pm

    These look utterly fantastic 🙂 As well as being things you can use. On another note, I love your new blog header. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks Victoria, love having a button jar, no more buttons everywhere in little bags hehe 🙂

  9. Joanna Henley
    28th March 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Oh that looks so much fun! And so wonderfully colourful xx#PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th March 2014 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks Joanna 🙂

  10. Jaime Oliver
    29th March 2014 / 8:37 pm

    love the button jar honey what a super idea x

  11. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    31st March 2014 / 7:09 pm

    very creative, i will bare these ideas in mind for when my little one will be big enough

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