DIY jewelry boxes

I have two girls.
To say that my two girls are very girly girls might be the understatement of the century.
In our house we have a lot of pink, a lot of sparkles, (lots of drama!) and my hubby is definitely outnumbered.

If you have girls, then you will understand when I say that we also have a lot of “treasures“, super important things that need a special place to live.

This project is fairly easy, a great way to use up bits and pieces from your scrap bin (or a fab excuse to shop the pretty paper aisle if you don’t have a scrap bin;)

I started with a couple of plain wood jewelry boxes you can find in the unfinished wood section of Michaels.Gather your supplies. You are going to need the jewelry box, mod podge (of course!) bits of scrapbook paper, paint and any extra embellishments you wan to add.

I painted both boxes completely, including the insides of each drawer.

 I picked colors that worked for each of my girls. Chelsea’s room is yellow but she loves anything and everything pink. I also know that she would pick off any extra embellishments that I added, so I just skipped that step.Cut your paper to the size of each drawer front, and the top, back and sides of the box. Adhere using mod podge, make sure you smooth down the sides and corners really well.

To work around the knobs was a little tricky, I ended up using a hold punch a couple of times where the knob needed to be and cutting a slit up to the edge of the paper. Once you have it mod podge’d back together, it’s not very noticeable. You could also add gems around each knob if you really wanted to hide the seam.

I chose to ink all the edges, especially for Chelsea’s as it was going to be the only embellishment! I used a make up sponge and a stampin up! ink pad.Once the ink had a good amount of time to dry give it a couple of coats of mod podge.

At that point you can call it a day, or go ahead and add a few embellishments.Meghan’s edges were all inked, one drawer front got a sparkly purple “m” and there are some black gems (irock) added to a couple of the drawers.I also sanded down each papered edge before I inked them and added the final coats of mod podge. Just to make sure everything was nice and smooth, and firmly adhered.

I am super happy with the way they turned out, and both girls loved them! They are already full of all sorts of treasured things…

It’s been a super busy (but productive!!) week around here, I have a couple of client projects almost finished and on top of that my baby turns 4…

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18 Responses to DIY jewelry boxes

  1. disapyr says:

    Very nice! Love the result.

  2. Nicole these are just lovely! It reminds me of when I was a little girl and my mother would make one of a kind things for me. Moms are the BEST!!
    This is such a great idea.

  3. Nicole MacFarlane says:

    You are so talented! You have a great eye for color and I love how you mixed and matched. You have a gift!

  4. Four Sisters says:

    These are both so adorable!
    We’d love for you to link this and whatever else you’d like at our new Beautify It Monday link party going on now at

  5. Amy Fountain says:

    Girls would love to have this. Perfect DIY project for creative little girls.

  6. Nicole,

    I have two girly girls, too 🙂 And they would love this project. But I think they would like filling the drawers with tiny pieces of paper and tiny little treasures. Perfect for a rainy day (like today)!


  7. modpodgerocks says:

    These are super cute! I especially love the purple one, but both are snazzy and would make great gifts!!

  8. Kim says:

    I love these! I have been trying to figure out what to do with this jewelry box from Michaels for weeks now!

  9. kat says:

    I bought the exact same boxes from Michaels! Your girls did a fantastic job! They all look so cute!

  10. Ro says:

    Did you get these boxes at Michael’s Recently? I was so disappointed when I went in to a pick a few up today and the lady at Michaels told me they have never existed at Michaels and she has never seen them. 😦 I have looked for hours online with no luck. Are there any other store that sell these?

    • Hi Ro, I got those ones just before Christmas but I know my michaels still carries them. I do know that it varies by location, as the south store near my sister has never had them. Are you able to check another store? Whereabouts are you? If you get desperate I would be more than happy to ship a couple to you, just be aware that Canada post (where I am) is pretty brutal with their shipping rates. Feel free to email me if you want more info!

  11. This design is incredible! You most certainly know how
    to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your
    videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  12. minoo says:

    be happy lovely mom
    your daughters are so happy because of your heart
    tanks for your lovely post

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