This week’s workshop will show you how to make your own miniature chest of drawers out of a cardboard box. We probably have lots of these left over from the holidays, so it would be great to make them useful again! The most fun part of making your own mini furniture is painting it however you please – this week’s theme I wanted us to look at what makes us happy. My new year’s resolution is to do more of what I love – I don’t want to change myself at all! I want to make these drawers and paint as well as fill them with all the wonderful little things that keep me smiling.

What you need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Marker/pencil
  • Ruler
  • Sellotape
  • Poster paint or acrylic paint

What to do: 1. Measure out the cardboard pieces as I have done here and cut them in these shapes.

2. Hold up the flaps, and tape them together at their sides to form a box.

3. Paint your chest and drawers! WARNING: make sure they dry fully for a few hours before you assemble them, as they can get stuck inside.

4. Paint and fill your drawers with all the things in the lovely big world that make you happy!