Steampunk Trinket Box Tutorial


Hello, G45ers!

  This month we are all about getting organized.  To help you store and catalogue your embellishments, Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Marina Ignatova shares a step by step tutorial on how to add a divider into a standard box and decorate it making it a gorgeous home decor piece and a functional Trinket Storage Organizer.  This project has been inspired by our #G45Box – January Challenge.  So go grab a box to repurpose and join our challenge.

#G45Box – Join our Challenge!

  • Create a Box using Graphic 45 product  

  • Upload your project to Graphic 45 – Official Community Page on Facebook using #G45box

  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly 

  • Deadline: January 29th, 2021

  • You can enter multiple times 

  • The winner will be announced in the February 1st, 2021 newsletter


Metal Trinket Storage #G45Box

By Marina Ignatova


“Hello friends!

For our January Challenge, I decided to make a box in which I will store metal jewelry and trinkets for scrapbooking. Here’s my starter kit:


I wanted to add some gold accents, for this I used washi tape.


Next, I cut out rectangles from Voyage Beneath the Sea – Deluxe Collector’s Edition

 for pasting the inside of the ATC Box.


First I glue the sides, then the bottom of the box


Now I cut out the rectangles for pasting the box outside


Next, I prepared paper to decorate the outer part of the box, which has a window


Given the width of the window, I cut out a rectangle from one part


Before gluing the resulting blank, I covered the window in the box with gold tape


The drawer is now beautiful, but not yet functional. I would like to have sections that do not mix metal decorations


Сut out 2 rectangles of such sizes from binding cardboard so that they fit snugly into the box. In the middle of each, I made a cutoff of 5 cm in height and made a hole 1 millimeter thick (which corresponds to the thickness of my cardboard) on one cardboard above the cutoff, on the other below (see photo below)


Joined cardboard by gluing them together


Now I pasted this divider on all sides with gold tape


To complete the design of this divider, I cut 4 5.6×12 cm rectangles out of paper and punched each one at the 2 1/8 inch mark


Now the box is ready. It is very convenient to use such a split. For example, now, this is a box for metal jewelry, and if you take it out and divide, then you can perfectly place a mini album there!))  Frankly, I will do so sooner or later, because I really want to create an album from this amazing collection!

so that the bottom of the box does not shuffle, I glued improvised legs to it


It is advisable to glue a piece of transparent plastic under our window so that nothing spills out of the box. I will definitely do so later. Now I did not glue the plastic so that it does not glare in the photo


That’s all. Now you can decorate the top of the box if you want. I did it succinctly, with a hint that metal jewelry should be kept inside. ~Marina


Graphic 45 Supply List:

ATC Matchbook Box – Ivory

Voyage Beneath the Sea Deluxe Collector’s Edition

Architecture Washi Tape – Gloss Gold

Matte Pearl Gems (back in stock Spring 2021)


Voyage Beneath the Sea Video Tour:

Voyage Beneath the Sea – Deluxe Collector’s Edition by Graphic 45 Collection Reveal










Happy Papercrafting!  


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