How to Make a Ladies Dairy Hat Box With Graphic 45

Mother's Day is coming in short, make a beautiful hat box storage for your mom, or even make a mini album to put inside, give her as a gift, what a nice home decoration and memory keeping.

Draw circle of 4" radius, cut out 1-1/2" from top and 4" from the bottom as shown, ready two pieces (or you can draw a template to trace, as you will need this for cutting papers later)

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Cut two pieces chipboard 4"x2" for the base of the hat box

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Cut 4 strips of 2"x12" and make it curve to fit the hat

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Form them into shapes using connecting strips

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Trace the shape on papers with extra half inch edges, cut and cover the outside

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Trace the shape and cover the insides, beware of the directions of the pattern

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Cut strips of 2-1/2" papers and cover the rest of the inside, fold the extra half inch to outside and adhere

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Cut strips of 2" papers and cover the outside edges, be careful of the patterns if you choose strips

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Install the hinges by the 4" base

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Install the lock by the 2" top

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Cut 7-1/4"x2" chipboard, cover with paper, glue inside the box as compartment

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Cut chipboard 1pc 2" radius circle and strips of 1-1/2" width (I used scraps here, so two pieces)

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Form it into shape using connecting strips

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Cover the top with a layer of cotton (optional) and then 3" radius circle paper, fold and adhere the half inch edges as shown

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Cover the sides with paper of 2" width, left half inch for adhere onto the box as shown

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Adhere the part onto the box

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For the handle, cut paper 1-1/2"x12", score and fold 3/8" each side and adhere

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Cut the lace pattern from paper and adhere on the handle strips

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Fold two times on each end by 1"

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Cover the folded part with ribbons

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Adhere the handle in the middle of the hat top, then done, you can start decoration with your hat box

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For the mini album, draw a circle of 3-3/4" radius and cut out the lower part from 4-1/2", as shown. Cover with papers and punch 3 holes for rings, the rest is just insert more pages and decorate

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A "Ladies Dairy" put on the top like label

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Feathers, flowers, ribbons, cheese cloth, pearl trims...with some fussy cuttings

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Stickers with fussy cuttings

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A piece of wide ribbons with cheese cloth

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Mini album inside the hat box, memoriables can be put in the small compartment