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This instructable show you how I Up-cycling a Shoe Boxes to a Pirate Treasure Chest With Secret Lock. It’s fun to make and you can use it as a Jewelry Box or an awesome decoration.

What you need :

  • Shoe Boxes,
  • DAS Paper Clay 2kg -
  • Aluminium foil,
  • Cardboard 50x50cm,
  • Newspaper,
  • PVC Pipe - Length 10cm & diameter 10mm (the Chest Key)
  • PVC Pipe - Length 3cm & diameter 4mm (Lock mechanism)
  • Hot Glue,
  • Hot Glue gun,
  • Acrylic Paint,
  • Pop stick,
  • Cutter knife,
  • Clay sculpture tools

Step 1: Building the Basic Shape

Picture of Building the Basic Shape
  1. I start by cutting a cardboard according to the width of the box.
  2. I cut light parallel lines using the cutter to have the accordion shape.
  3. I glued it using hot glue as shown in the pictures attached.
  4. Afterwards, I fill the empty part with the newspaper papers to make the upper part of the box stronger.
  5. in the same way, To form the side faces, I cut the cardboard according to the desired shape.
  6. I glued them using hot glue as shown in the pictures attached.
jessyratfink5 months ago
So neat to see your building process :D
Creative D2H (author)  jessyratfink5 months ago
Thanks jessyratfink !