Lace Treasure Box
Craft your own delicate and beautiful freestanding lace treasure
box -- perfect for holding jewelry, candy, or simply to display on
it's own. This quick tutorial shows you how to easily construct this
magical decor piece.
To craft your freestanding lace treasure box, you will need:
Begin by stitching the
ten pieces of freestanding lace onto water-soluble stabilizer using 100%
cotton thread (30-50 wt.) for best results.
Once you're done stitching, rinse and dry each piece completely
(here's more on stitching freestanding lace).
This is how the finished pieces will line up for construction.
Start by hand stitching or hot gluing your pieces together. The
sides of the box will end up on the outside edge of your bottom
base piece, not sitting on top. This is important to keep the sides
Attach all of your
side pieces to the bottom base piece, holding firm until your glue is
Next, glue up the sides of the box.
After you've stitched all of your side pieces onto the bottom
base, do the same to the sides of your top base.
This is what your finished pieces will look like after they are
And there you have it!
Use your delicate lace box to hold keepsakes, jewelry, candy, or make an
assortment of sizes and colors and stack 'em up on a pretty shelf.