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Oriental Trinket Box

Hello everyone, it’s FRIYAY!!

Today I’m excited to show you these stunning Oriental Trinket Boxes.


I decided to make these after purchasing the stunning Floral Fusion paper pack by First Edition. I got mine at The Range UK


The bit that really tops this project off for me is the metal edge detail. I purchased these book corner protectors last year but left them at my mum’s and totally forgot about them.

Here are a few links to some different styles.

eBay Silver round edges.

eBay Gold edges.

eBay Brass edges.

The above links are all from UK sellers, however, there are many more deals but they are from China and take a very long time to arrive.

To make these boxes you will need…

1 piece of 12 x 12 card for the inside box.

Score along one side at 2″, 4″, 8″ & 10″

Score along the other side at 2″, 4″, 8″ & 10″

1 piece of 4.1/2 x 10.1/2 card for the main case.

Score along the 10.1/2 side at 4.1/4 and then pull the card out slightly from the edge of the scoreboard and score at 6.3/8

2 pieces of 4.1/4 x 4 pattern paper to decorate the top and inside lid.

1 piece of 3.7/8 x 3.7/8 pattern paper to decorate the inside of the box.

Save the scrap pieces of card you have after cutting the 12 x 12 piece as you will use these pieces for the feet. Take 2 pieces of the 2 x 2 squares which is what you will have left over, score at 1″ on one side and then 1/2″, 1″ & 1.1/2 on the other.

4 metal book protectors (optional)


Ribbon (optional)

Check out my tutorial below to see how I made them.

I’m so so pleased with how they turned out and how strong they are.


I made a similar one last year for my Mother’s Day series 2017, this is a 6 x 6 box.

As I mention in my tutorial these will make a great gift box for that very special gift or if you don’t add the ribbon they make great little storage boxes for all your little trinkets.


Hope you enjoy today’s tutorial and remember to keep sharing your wonderful makes over on my Facebook page Mixed Up Craft

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.





9 thoughts on “Oriental Trinket Box

  1. Lovely project, will definitely give it a go. I have some beautiful Japanese decorative paper that should look good. I looked to order the metal page protectors and there is quite a selection of sizes, which size would be appropriate for this project? Thanks

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  2. geaI see from the other video tutorial that it is 6×6″ box with shallower sides than the 4×4″ because you still use a piece of 12×12″ card stock. Great tutorials Sam. :O)


  3. Hi

    Thank you for sending me this email with the link to your blog post – Oriental Trinket Box

    I watched your You Tube video tutorial and loved it! The project was great. I wrote a comment on your You Tube channel and your blog post too.

    Looking forward to seeing what project comes next.

    Till your next email





  4. Hi Sam,thanks for the tutorial. Can you tell me what size the corner protectors are as there are several different sizes listed on the Ebay link. Thank you x

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  5. Good morning Sam,
    I love this box, have made three using your basic measurements .
    Being a lover of 3D crafting I have made a few “tweeks” as you do!!
    I will be posting them on my Bog … on Monday with a link directly to you.
    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.
    Patricia xxx

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