Here is what I found today - I made one in the past for someone and tried it again. I used an empty spool from some ribbon. Yep, 1 1/4 in. ribbon spool. Cardboard. Plain old Wal-Mart brand.
One of my friends saw it and said he thought I had taken up cake decorating on the side lol! It is actually a trinket box and my granddaughter called dibbs on it already.
I started with the empty spool and pulled off the top and bottom (but don't throw them away!) I used one to draw off patterned cardstock (the light green) and hot glued the cardstock to the top of the bottom I pulled off. I did the same thing with the top and glued the top and bottom together with hot glue for stability. I cut out two thick dark rose cardstock circles and hot-glued those together then I glued the base to the top of the dark rose cardstock.
The spool itself was easy. I simply cut two 1 1/4 in. strips 12 in. in length and hot-glued them to the inside and outside lining up the edges. Then I put a thick bead of hot glue to the outside of the bottom of the sool and attached it to the center and sat a book on it until it was really adhered.
The rest was just decorating. I dug trough my leftover trim box and found small pearl strands and large also. I glued the pink ribbon (the ribbon helps hide all that glue I used) on first then the pearls. I added 3 paper roses from Recollections and a butterfly from Michael's. It still looked like it needed something so I added the ivory ribbon bow.
And yes, I still have a few fingertips left... ~ Gracie