Monday, 19 September 2016

How to make a Upcycled Trinket Box

Hiya craft friends,

It's great making use of something that would normally be thrown away, and making it pretty...well that's a bonus! :)

Women of a certain age all know we all need a little help along the way, and most of use have our little pots of cream on our dresser. Well, how about making them into a useful little additions to the dresser when they are empty.

I've got a little soft spot for anything makeup and skincare and have tried lots of creams over the years. This was one of the cheaper ones I've tried, but when I had emptied it, it seemed a shame to throw away this particular one. So, I decided to upcycle it.

I was quite lucky that with just a little elbow grease and wet wipe I was able to remove the writing from the lid without marking the clear plastic.

The lid had an inlay that was easily removable, so I started by separating them.

My mum found this lovely tissue paper and gave me a few sheets. I love the butterflies on it.


I placed the top layer of the lid onto the tissue paper to decide which part of the design I wanted to use.

Once I decided on the best placement I then placed the bottom layer of the lid under the design. 

I then placed the top layer and began to slowly and gently push down so the tissue paper was being sandwiched between the two.

Once I pushed as much as it would go, I turned it over. The blue needed to be pushed a little more until it was flush with the clear layer.

The excess tissue paper was cut away...

...but this left a untidy edge.

To neaten this I used a nail file in light, small circular movements...

...which flattened and neatened  the edge

Thank you as always for stopping by

Happy craftng


  1. Hi Debbi this is a gorgeous piece of upcycling. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is fab Hun. Would never have thought of re-using old cream jars. Great idea and really pretty result xx


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