How to Make a Ladies Dairy Hat Box With Graphic 45

by PL Li

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.


  • Graphic 45 Ladies Dairy DCE
  • Graphic 45 Staples - Ornate Metal Keys
  • Chipboard
  • Feathers
  • Petaloo Flowers
  • Cheese Cloth
  • Assorted Ribbons
  • Pearl Chain
  • Assorted Lace Trims
  • Paper Flowers
  • Assorted Beads
  • Metal Rings
  • Pearl Pins
  • Hinge
  • Locks
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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)

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

    Form them into shapes using connecting strips

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

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

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

    Install the hinges by the 4" base

    Step 10

    Install the lock by the 2" top

    Step 11

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

    Step 12

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

    Step 13

    Form it into shape using connecting strips

    Step 14

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

    Step 15

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

    Step 16

    Adhere the part onto the box

    Step 17

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

    Step 18

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

    Step 19

    Fold two times on each end by 1"

    Step 20

    Cover the folded part with ribbons

    Step 21

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

    Step 22

    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

    Step 23

    Step 24

    A "Ladies Dairy" put on the top like label

    Step 25

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

    Step 26

    Step 27

    Stickers with fussy cuttings

    Step 28

    A piece of wide ribbons with cheese cloth

    Step 29

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

    Step 30

    Step 31

    Mini album cover

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    Mini album cover ideas

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    Enjoy!!! Thanks for stopping by :)