Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DIY craft- Tutorial to make Sandook(Box) from waste boxes

Sandook is a box , which is used earlier days for storing precious items like jewellery. These were used by king and queens of India for the storage of their jewels. Now also there is a big Sandook in my mother's place, in which many old books are stored. Inspired by the sandook, I made similar box, by a cardboard box.
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Sandook made of cradboard

  Here are the steps how I made the sandook: 

I had these two waste cardboard boxes . One was small and another quite flat one.Here are those boxes:
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Two packaging boxes
To making of semi circle sides is quite difficult as it requires exact measurement. I measures the side of the box, and with half of its measurement drew two  semi circles on the card board:
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Drawing the semi circles
 Then cut the semi circles along its boundaries:
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The semicircles required for the sides
After cutting , the semi circles, bent the other card board piece of same size as the box. And attached the semi circles made out of cardboard on both the sides. The steps are illustrated in image number 4,5,6 and 7. Now the  portion of  of the sandook is made.
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Steps to make the lid of the sandook
Next attached this top portion to the cardboard box, with fevicol and a cloth. The reson behind using the cloth was to make it easy to open the lid.
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Attach the lid with a cloth on one side of the box
To this box attached  ice cream sticks all over the box, as illustrated int the below picture:
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Attach ice cream sticks

It is now ready for painting and decoration! Painted with wood color and attached shiny tape along the corners.

Paint it and attach the border along the corners

Now the sandook is ready for storage:
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Sandook is ready
It is now placed in my shelf  which was decoupaged , in my craft room.

I have stored all valuables like my spectacles, pen drive, and some electronics items in this sandook, so those will be easily accessible, as I keep forgetting the place where  kept those.

Will share about some more DIY crafts in coming posts.

Until then,
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,


  1. Good idea to have a place for glasses. My husband was wandering round the house recently searching for his glasses - and he had two pairs on top of his head!

  2. Nice idea Ranjana. It really looks like a sandook. Boxes are very handy at home and they never seem enough.

  3. That's a nice treasure chest !! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is quite impulsive post, I liked the way you write and explain all the things clearly. Thanks Jacqui

  5. Thats nice recycling and good n neat tutorial too! you are so talented.

  6. That's good ,altered well .very useful
    Thanks for sharing this creative idea.

  7. Wow! Brilliant work! I keep throwing them away.

  8. wow.. what a lovely idea Ranjana :-)
    Cheers, Archana -

  9. Love it.. so easy to make, thanks for sharing will try doin it myself :)

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  10. Wow.Lovely and creative.Thanks for sharing.

    Sriram & Krithiga

  11. The shape is awesome and so beautifully you recycled ice cream sticks
    Dr Sonia

  12. woww... that is some transformation. :) The end product looks soo gorgeous. Brilliant handiwork.

  13. Wow, this is really pretty & useful. So many possibilities to decorate it. Thanks for sharing instructions.


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