Tuesday, June 5, 2012


You might be wondering how can anyone make a bangle box from a shoe box which we always throw away…

I love to make recycled craft… I have a huge collection of bangles and for a long time I was thinking about buying one. I ended up buying a big enough bangle box which was kind of compromise, b'coz I didn’t like the design/color. Recently when I was about to throw away my newly bought shoe box, I just thought I would keep it for some use later and today this is how it looks like :) 

Isn’t it a good recycling idea…

 It’s very easy to make. The materials which I used are Shoe box, Aluminum foil rod to hang my bangles, Any glue which sticks cloth to cardboard (here I have used fevicol), cloth to cover your shoebox ( I used my old salwar which is still in good condition, but I don’t fit in any more b’coz of a few extra pounds that I gained all these years) You can also use colorful paper to cover your shoe box…

At first you have to measure the width of your shoe box and cut the aluminum foil rod with 2 inches more than the actual width… Here I made 3 such rods.Now draw the circles on the box which you will have to cut out to it in the rods.

Once this is done u can start covering the box all over with the cut pieces of cloth that you have. You can give a different color covering for the rods, just for a contrast and the rods would stand out.

Since the rods protrude out from both sides, you will have to trim the top cover of the box so that it fits in easily. Cover the lid also with some interesting shades and then there you are with you new found homemade bangle box!!

To top it up I just gave it a cute handle kind of stuff for ease of handling. Even this has a story behind it. When I cut the lower( Pajama) of my salwar I made sure that I cut the sling part intact along with the stitching so that I could just squeeze it into a flower/handle kind of stuff and then tie it onto the lid for the final touch. : P

This is how it looks finally

I have also made a bangle hanger to hang your bangles.. You can view it by clicking here DIY- BANGLE HANGER

Thanks for reading...

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  1. Very good innovation dear.... :)

  2. What a brilliant idea! I am a bracelet-a-holic - storage is always an issue for me. Anytime you can re-use, it's a great thing - but I can even see constructing one of these out of something more solid to last the long term. Oh, my mind is reeling. Pinning it to remind myself that I want to do this now. ;0

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  3. Really feels good to know that some one has great regards for my funny little work.. I just made this from what was available to me, I'm open to discussions and new ideas which can improve my works...

    I would love to link up to ur party... I would be happy if you link me once you make it..

    Keep visiting my blog :)
    Thanks adrianne..

  4. Such a great idea! It looks great!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. thanks ritu... just saw your message... :)