To a woman, a jewelry box is a matter of great love and emotion. Like the jewelry, jewelry boxes are also precious to the women. You will find so many gorgeous and precious jewelry boxes made of expensive materials in the market but when you will make one at home and gift it to your beloved lady I can assure that she will treat this gift more precious.
In this article, I will discuss a total of 3 methods to make a jewelry box that you can make easily and quickly even if you do not have any DIY skill.
Method 1: Jewelry Box from Cardboard
Required Tools and Materials
You need to gather the following materials to make a jewelry box from cardboard:
- Pencil and ruler
- X-acto knife
- Hot glue gun
- White glue
4 Easy and Quick Steps to Make a Jewelry Box from Cardboard
Cut the cardboard into 6 pieces like the image above. The “A” will be used to make the box, the “B” will be used to make the lid.
Then fold up all the 4 sides of A and B. Attach these using scotch tape or glue.
Cover the box as well as the lid with your favorite fabric. Glue the fabric with the box as smoothly as possible. If the fabric is not attached smoothly it will not look good. So, this step should be done with care.
Now insert the inner layers as shown in the image.
The jewelry box is ready and now it is time for decoration. You can use any kind of decorative piece like beads, stone, threads, etc. to beautify your jewelry box and attach the piece using glue.
Method 2: Jewelry Box from Old Book
Required Tools and Materials
You need to gather the following materials in your collection to make an adorable jewelry box from an old book:
- An old book with hardback, the book should be at least 1½” thick
- Acrylic craft paint
- Craft paintbrush
- Craft knife (like an X-Acto)
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Vintage clip art (printed on a LASER printer)
- 4 Photo corners
- Decorative scrapbook paper (2 pieces)
- 4 Wooden beads (1″ diameter)
- E6000 glue
7 Simple Steps to Make a Jewelry Box from an Old Book
The main task is to create a niche inside the book where you will store your jewelry. To do this, paint the outside of the pages using the mod podge so that the pages remain glued together and you do not feel any kind of difficulties while making the niche.
Take the ruler and pencil and mark the inner section. If you want a big niche you can cut a wide area but if you want a small niche then you have to cut a small area.
To cut the niche use the craft knife and the ruler. I will recommend you not to try to cut all the pages at once. Such an attempt will destroy the shape of your niche. So, it is better to start cutting with the first 10 or 15 pages.
After making the niche again use the Mod Podge and glue the inside of the cut edge. Give time to dry the Mod Podge.
Paint the outside of the edges of the pages with golden color paint. The cover and the inside should also be painted with golden color.
Now, measure the size of the niche opening on the paper and cut a piece of scrapbook paper of the same size so that you can fit it inside the niche and the first page.
For decoration, you can cut a rectangular shape scrapbook paper. It should be a little bit smaller in size than the lid.
Then glue the photo corners on each corner using the Mod Podge and coat the rear portion of the page using the Mod Podge and attach it to the cover using glue.
Prepare the wooden beads by painting it with golden color for decoration. Then give some time so that it is dried properly. Take the E6000 glue and attach the beads to the bottom of the book box so that it can act as bun feet.
Your beautiful jewelry box is ready. So, go hurry and keep your jewelry set in your brand new jewelry box.
Method 3: Convert a Simple Box into a Pretty Jewelry Box
We get beautiful boxes with many products. Instead of throwing those beautiful boxes away, you can convert those boxes into a wonderful jewelry box.
Required Tools and materials
- A box with lid (If the box does not have any lid you can make a lid using cardboard and fabric)
- 1/4 yard velvet fabric of your favorite color
- Straight pins and sewing machine
- Hot glue gun or fabric glue
- Cotton batting
- Fabric scissors
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter
6 Easy and Quick Steps to Convert a Simple Box into a Pretty Jewelry Box
The first step is to make some long rolled pillows. To make the pillows cut the cotton batting 1 inch wide and pin all the pieces in place for now.
Measure the circumference of the batting rolls. You can use a cloth measuring tape for measurement. For the convenience of sewing add 1/2″ to your measurement. It will give you an allowance of 1/4 inch when you will sew it.
Take the velvet fabric and cut it into a rectangle. It should cut 1 inch longer than the length of the batting roll. The width should also be 1 inch greater than the batting roll.
Now stuff the cotton batting into the tube and take that pin out from it. The sewing and stuffing process should be repeated for each batting roll.
Now close both ends of the batting roll. You can use hot glue to close the ends of the roll or quick-dry fabric glue can also be used.
Insert the batting roles inside the box and now it is ready to store your jewelry. You can keep rings, nose pin, earrings, or bracelets in this beautiful jewelry box.
How gorgeous the jewelry box will be, depends on how you are decorating it. A beautiful piece of fabric that is rarely come into your use, some beautiful beads, jute ropes, pearls, etc. can be used to decorate the jewelry box.
The durability of the jewelry box depends on the strength and sturdiness of the frame. So, I will recommend you to use a strong material to make the frame.