Making a treasure box

My girls love their accessories and Maisy (age 5) has been begging to make a jewelry box.  To make these jewelry (or treasure) boxes we used:

  • an old kid-sized shoe box
  • several toilet paper tubes (we used 6)
  • paint
  • glue

Maisy and Mina (age 3) started by painting their boxes to their liking.

I love the portrait Maisy painted on the top of her box of me and the 3 girls.

While the paint dried, I took the paper tubes and cut them in half so they would fit into the box.  Before glue was added to the tubes, I figured how many would fit into each box and arranged them the way we wanted them.  We dipped one end of the tube into glue and attached it to the bottom of the box, then repeated for the rest of the paper tubes.

Once the glue dried, the boxes were ready to fill.  The girls spent the rest of the afternoon rounding up jewelry and other small treasures to put into their boxes.  The little compartments make the box extra fun to sort and organize their jewelry and other small treasures.


  1. I love your girls' treasure boxes. Such a great idea to use paper tubes to separate the space into compartments.

  2. Fun! My girls would love to make one of these for all of their little treasures!

  3. What a great idea and way to separate all their jewelry. Love all your ideas. Your girls are lucky.

  4. What a great idea to use the toilet tubes for organizing!

  5. That is such a cute idea! My kids love to keep little trinkets- I might have to let them make treasure boxes to keep them in!

  6. toilet paper rolls as organizers? genius! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  7. I love this treasure box! The toilet paper roll usage is genius!



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