How to Make Your Own Clear Boxes

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How to Make Your Own Clear Boxes
Use clear boxes to hold personal treasures you want to display. (Steve West/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

If you have small trinkets that are both meaningful and beautiful, you can display your treasures inside a clear display box on a bookshelf, table top or desk. Instead of buying a clear box from a speciality store, you can save money by making your own with materials available at a craft supply shop.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Five clear acrylic squares, 6 inches on all sides
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Craft stick

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  1. 1

    Place one of the clear squares onto a flat surface.

  2. 2

    Insert a glue stick into the back of a hot glue gun and plug it in. Wait five minutes for the glue to heat up.

  3. 3

    Apply a line of hot glue along one edge of another clear square.

  4. 4

    Press the glued edge onto one of the edges of the square lying flat.

  5. 5

    Wipe a craft stick along the glued edge to smooth out the glue.

  6. 6

    Apply a line of hot glue onto two neighbouring edges of a third square.

  7. 7

    Press the glued edges of the third square against the box structure. Arrange the side so that one of the glued edges rests against the upright piece, and the other glued edge rests against the flat piece. Wipe a craft stick along the glued edges to smooth out the glue.

  8. 8

    Repeat the process with the remaining two squares, wiping a craft stick each time along the edges to smooth out the glue.

  9. 9

    Allow the glue to cool completely before placing your treasures inside the box.

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