It’s that time of the week again… DIY Friday and this week we’re channelling our inner vintage goddess. Vintage weddings have by far been the most popular theme this year and we love it! For brides planning their vintage wedding, we know it’s difficult finding the right prop to create the look they want. But fear not. We have the solution: we’re going to show you how to turn a simple cardboard box into the perfect vintage accessory for your wedding, and an adorable vintage jewellery box when the days over. Happy planning!
- DIY Drawer Display
- Crafting Decorative Knob and Decorative Cabinet Pull
- Two types of Vintage patterned paper, one for the exterior and the second for the draws
- Glue, scissors and awl tool (or any sharp tool that can be used for precision puncturing)
- Peonies and floral water picks
- Decorative Pearl Garland
Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Apply an even layer of glue to the outside of the box.
Step 2: Cover the glued exterior with your vintage paper, leaving a small lip for rounding out the edges.
Steps 3 and 4: Once the vintage paper is secure, cut the remaining paper lips at the corners and smooth out the box edges, tucking and gluing your paper to the interior walls of the box.
Step 5: For the edges between each drawer opening, cut small strips of paper and glue to the edges, tucking into the interior of the box.
Step 6: To assess the perfect puncture point for the decorative knob, draw a cross section, from corner to corner across the front of the drawer.
Step 7: Puncture a hole in the centre of the cross. Repeat steps 6 and 7 on as many drawers as you plan to use a knob on.
Step 8: To assess the points for the decorative pull, repeat step 6 then measure the outside of the drawer front and mark the mid point of each side. Draw a cross section from each of the side midpoints, top to bottom and side to side. When finished you’ll have created a star like pattern (see above). This will give you all the reference points required for aligning and centring your drawer pull.
Step 9: Align the decorative pull as shown above and puncture the three holes. Repeat steps 8 and 9 on as many drawers as you plan to use a pull on.
Step 10: Wrap drawers with the second vintage paper, leaving and cutting lips to round out the edges as you did with the outside of the box.
Steps 11 and 12: Feel for your previously punctured holes and gently puncture the paper. Alternatively you can puncture from the inside of the drawer outwards.
Steps 13 – 15: Attach knobs and pulls to the drawers with included backings.
Step 16: Place your peonies in the water pick.
The Finished Look
For the ultimate vintage look have the pearls spilling out from the draws.
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