music box

Copyright 2006 Monique Hawkins

For the music box as well as antique dealers that enjoy a difficulty as well as like to do creative crafts, making their very own music box can be great deals of fun! Right here are instructions to make a distinct music box called “Worldwide.” This was drawn from Sharon Ganske’s publication, “Making Marvelous Music Boxes”.

Products Needed

Unfinished recipe box, 5 3/4″ large X 3 3/4″ deep X 4″ high 18-note-key-wind music motion T-bar winding key, 3/4″ De’ coupage Sandpaper Wood Sealer


Ornamental Devices for Music Box

Array of stamps Welcoming card or postcard with taking a trip photo 2 brownish ultra-sued strips, 1/2″ broad X 16 1/2″ long 2 clasps, 1/2″ 4 brass edge braces, 5/8″ Hasp catch, 1 3/4 X 5/8″ Small padlock

Acrylic Paint Color: Blue-gray


Adhesives and Spray Sealer:


Commercial stamina adhesive Tacky glue Gloss spray sealer


Tools as well as Brushes:


Drill with 1/4″ drill little bit Hammer Old paintbrushes Paintbrush Leader Scissors X-acto knife

Step-By-Step Assembly

Step One: Using sandpaper, sand box. Making use of an old paintbrush, apply wood sealer to box complying with maker’s instructions. Allow to completely dry extensively.

Step 2: Utilizing a paintbrush, paint box inside as well as outside with blue-gray acrylic paint.

Tip 3: Using an old paintbrush, use a thin layer of decoupage to box and sides of cover, working an area concerning 3″ square each time. Area stamps on box and cover sides, overlapping them as preferred. Stamps need to be put over opening between cover and box-it will be reduced open later. Using a ruler as well as an X-acto blade, cur welcoming card to fit top of box. Use a thin layer of decoupage to lid top and also area card ready.

Step 4: Using an old paintbrush, apply a thin layer of Gaudy adhesive to wrong side of one ultra-suede strip. Beginning at bottom front left corner, 3/4″ in from side and also 1 1/2″ from base, press strip to box. Slide a clasp on as well as make a tiny opening to accomodate the stem of the clasp at facility 1″ from completion. Making use of scissors, cut corners of ultra-suede strip on a 45-degree angle. Repeat process for continuing to be ultra-suede strip on other side of box. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Step Five: Utilizing the X-Acto blade, carefully cut opening between box and also lid, beginning at the back.

Step Six: Drill a 1/4″ hole at center back of box 3/4″ from base. Utilizing industrial toughness glue, glue musical motion inside box, ensuring winding-key shaft is focused in hole. Permit to dry thoroughly.

Tip Seven: Carefully hammer edge brackets on box. Transform the box back-side down, facility hasp catch, and carefully hammer in nails. Pull lock on hasp catch, and also wind on winding key. Fill your box with favorite holiday images.

Making your own music box can be a fun craft task for a rainy day, lazy summer season day, or truly anytime! Why not start, and make one today?