Cartonnage is an amazing technique. Making your own fabric box is a great idea! It is so fun and it makes a unique handmade gift! You can make your own keepsake boxes, cases and much more out of paperboard, fabric and glue with this lovely craft!! And your pieces will be sturdy as wood, but made with your favorite fabric!
This DIY cartonnage Kit comes with all cardboard you need to make your own small fabric box with hinged lid box, as shown in the pictures. The pieces of paper (chipboard and poster board) are precut in the right sizes you need for this project. The finished box will be 6 2/8 x 4 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches. No worries about cutting paper! Fabric and other contents showed in pictures are not included.
ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE! The instruction is a very clear PDF tutorial (eBook) with 191 pictures showing in details step by step to guide you through the whole process (it is not video, it's eBook), no steps missing, no guessing! Inside the kit you will find the password and easy directions to go to my website and download the instruction to your computer. You can print it out or you can see directly on your computer, you can zoom and see it with more details if you prefer!
If you prefer to have a CD with this instruction included in your kit, let me know before purchasing, it will be $4 more and I will make one special order for you.
Basic cartonnage complementary content with videos you can see in my FREE online class: http://learncartonnage.colorwayarts.com/courses/joycartonnagefree
For making the box you will need this kit, two coordinating fabrics (1 fat quarter each), glue (Glue All from Elmer's), rotary cutter, cutting board, a small paint roller with tray, paint brush, cloth clips, masking tape, scissor and optional tassel or charm. To have better finishing of your project I do recommend using Cartonnage tools that you can find here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/201286625/cartonnage-tools-and-diy-kit-for-making?
Note: You can also learn how to make this box and other cartonnage projects in my online school, watching videos. To check it out, please copy and paste the following address into your browser: http://learncartonnage.colorwayarts.com
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Very good quality product, excellent instructions. Just as described. Thank you,
Apr 24, 2018 by Kathy Ann
LOVE the fabric covered box kit! It arrived very quickly and turns out excellent! Tnanks to Claudia!
Sep 19, 2017 by duffpd
Apr 27, 2016 by emurphy
Feb 3, 2016 by andrea james
What can I say? Claudia hit the nail on the head with this DIY box kit. Seriously. I've been binding books for years and this was my first go at binding a box. Her instructions are detailed and the accompanying step-by-step images are super helpful as well.
She will likely recommend purchasing the cartonnage tools and tool box kit to accompany your box kit. DO IT! I was skeptical at first as to whether or not I would need them, but they made such a huge difference and I'm so glad I bought that kit. Totally worth it. :)