This was one of those things I wouldve much rather bought than DIY, and if asked Id say yea get something made well and sound instead of dealing with the mess and time of sourcing random materials to make it- I know all about that frustration! The issue comes though when I cant find something I like or that has features I want. Sometimes Ill go further and imagine up exactly what the perfect one would be and spend too much time trying to find what maybe doesnt exist. So, we make one.
Part two of the inspo for this jewelry box was wanting to play with gray and leather, a combo that I found in one of the kitchens from yesterdays postand somehow immediately thought I should incorporate that into the design of a box (?) Lets go.
-wood box (mine is from Michaels, about square)
natural tooling leather
Remove any hardware on the box with a screwdriver and fill in the remaining holes with wood filler. My box had a square engraving on top that I didnt want, so I filled that with wood filler too. Once the filler is dry, paint the box with at least three coats of paint with drying in between.
Cut a strip of batting the same width as the inside of the box and roll it up. The batting length I used was about . Use a glue gun to glue down the end of the strip. I used two layers of batting and the rolls ended up being too thick, so Id say sticking to one layer is sufficient.
Cut up the velvet to wrap around each roll of batting and use the glue gun to glue it on. The velvet doesnt have to reach all the way around since the exposed batting will just be on the bottom side of the box. Make sure to leave excess velvet on each end of the batting to tuck under once squeezed into the box.
I shoved in the rolls of the velvet covered batting into the box while tucking in the ends underneath each roll. I also used a popsicle stick to further tuck in the velvet on the sides. The rolls should be so tightly packed that gluing them in isnt necessary.
For the handle, cut a strip of leather about 1 inch wide and long. Fold it in half and use a leather awl to pierce a hole near the edge for the thumb tack to go through.
Hammer in the thumbtack onto the front side of the lid of the box to secure the handle in place.
I wanted this box to be for organizing both rings and earrings because while my favorite storage method will always be trays, it was getting a little annoying to rummage through. This way everything is neat and clearly visible.
I was originally going to paint the box white (who knew it?) but then gray called me when I kept seeing it in kitchens. I adore this color SO much. Its a healthy alternative to a stark white and still has the same minimal feel, its just a bit more interesting, yea?
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25 Ingenious Jewelry Organization Ideas
Weve made it half-way through the ten week organizing challenge!
This week Im super excited to be tweaking our master bedroom. It isnt in half bad shape because I did a little bit of purging and organizing in here last Fall when we gave it a makeover for the One Room Challenge. But with the pressure of getting it all finished in time for the challenge; I definitely didnt do as thorough of a purging & organizing job as I could have, so it will feel great to get it complete.
One of the biggest areas that I struggle with in keeping our bedroom organized is with my jewelry and accessories. I was working on that task this weekend, and I took to my favourite research source for some great ideas!
If jewelry organization is an issue for you as well, then I hope you find some inspiration amongst these creative DIY ideas and jewelry organization systems that Im sharing today
As I mentioned, I found and collected these ideas from all over the web, and pinned them to my Pinterest board dedicated to unique and creative bedroom storage and organization ideas: Bedroom Organizing Ideas.
Check out these inspiring Jewelry Organization ideas
DIY Wood Jewelry Blocks Via Emily Henderson
Simple Jewelry Wall Organization Via Sugar Bee Crafts
DIY Jewelry Tree Via Lowes
Pegboard Accessory Organizer Via The 36th Avenue
DIY Jewelry Organizer Via Shanty 2 Chic
DIY Tabletop Jewelry Organizer Via Anikas DIY Life
DIY Clothes Hanger Jewelry Storage Via Lowes
DIY Jewelry Organizer Via The Homes I Have Made
Super Simple Drawer Jewelry Organization Via The Summery Umbrella
Jewelry Organization Tips Via A Thoughtful Place
Geometric Industrial Wall Jewelry Organizer Via Made in a Day
DIY Ring & Earring Organizer Via I Heart Organizing
Over the Door Jewelry Organizer Via
In Drawer Jewelry Organization Via Annie Selke
Driftwood Jewelry Organizer Via Etsy
Vintage Ladder Jewelry Organizer Via Pinterest (if you know the original source, let me know)
DIY Framed Jewelry & Earring Organizer Via Martys Musings
Plastic Animal DIY Jewelry Organizer Via Why Dont You Make Me
Thread Rack Jewelry Organizer Via One Good Thing by Jilly
DIY Jewelry Board Tutorial Via Whippy Cake
All in One Space Saving Jewelry Organizer Via Etsy
Painted Twigs Jewelry Organizer Via Rebeccas DIY
Dresser and Wall Jewelry Organizer by Graceful Order Via I heart organizing
DIY Tiered Tray Jewelry Storage from Dollar Store Finds Via The Happy Housie
DIY Hardware Jewelry Organizer Via The Happy Housie
I hope you found something to help you with your jewelry organization situation! I know I did and Ill be sharing all of our master bedroom organization details with you later this week.
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DIY Marbled Jewelry Box Using A Cigar Box
I have always been a very messy person, and my jewelry situation is no exception. Typically its scattered across the top of our dresser and on my nightstand, not to mention the bathroom, my car, in the crevices of my purse.etc. As I was staring at the jungle of our dresser the other day, I decided I needed to check my egregious clutter habit and tame my jewelry once and for all!
As it so happened, an old cigar box my dad gave me was conveniently positioned amongst the various odds and ends. Problem + solution all in the space of five minutes!
And so, I give you: the DIY jewelry box from a cigar box! Im really loving the marbled paper, leather, and brass details. You can make this in an afternoon and use any kind of smallish wooden box you have kickin around.
Now this is one of those instances where you must do as I say, not as I do. The beauty of creating a DIY project is that its really just about experimentation. I try it one way, and it doesnt work. I make a mistake and have to go back. Sometimes I get fed up and toss everything in the trash.
Luckily this time I took some cues from my three-year-old (hands on your tummy and deep breaths, mommy) and managed to MacGyver my way to the finish line. Sosome of the following photos wont be accurate depictions of what your project will look like. But never fear! Just read the directions and youll be fine, I swearrrr.
- Cigar box
- Spackle or wood putty
- Fine sandpaper (say grit)
- 2 paint brushes, one medium & one small
- White high-gloss paint (any kind)
- 9 foam cylinders I found mine at Michaels
- Hot glue gun
- 9 x 3 piece of leather
- X-acto Knife
- Mod Podge
- Marbled paper
- Craft wood I used two pieces, x x 3
- Brass thumb tack
HOW TO MAKE A DIY JEWELRY BOX FROM A CIGAR BOX:
First, wipe down the cigar box with a damp rag and remove any hardware. Lightly sand to remove any grime, and wipe again. Fill any holes with spackle or wood putty and let dry completely. Then, paint the craft wood as well as the entire box inside and out with the white paint. If you dont do this, the paper will look dark and icky after you Mod Podge it! So paint it, and let dry.
Meanwhile, take out the foam cylinders and the hot glue gun. Glue three end-to-end, and repeat until you have three little marshmallow snowmen. Try not to sing Frozen songs. Maybe go give in to your hot chocolate craving.
With the ruler and X-acto knife, cut a strip of leather that is about 3/4 wide and set aside. Take the remaining leather and cut into three equal strips, then use the hot glue gun to wrap each of the strips around the snowmen.
When the cigar box is dry, take the interior measurements with your ruler. On the reverse of the marbled paper, create two corresponding rectanglesone for the lid, one for the baseaccording to the measurements of the bottom of each plus the sides. This will ensure that the pattern continues onto the sides of the box.
Cut out each of the pieces (you should have 10 in all).
Then, follow the directions on the Mod Podge bottle and découpage each piece of paper to its corresponding surface. Let dry completely.
Hot glue the leather pieces into one corner of the box. Measure and cut one piece of painted craft wood to create a divider. Mod Podge some marbled paper onto that piece, and hot glue it into place like so:
Repeat to create a second, smaller divider like this:
Now mark the top of the box lid in the center where your handle will go, and take out the extra strip of leather and thumb tack.
Fold the leather in half to create a handle, securing the two ends with hot glue. Then, take the thumb tack and push it through the center at the top.
Add a tiny amount of hot glue to the spoke and back of the leather, and push the entire thing into the box top. The final result should look like this:
Now reattach any hinges and fill that baby with some pretty jewelry!
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21 Beautiful Functional DIY Jewelry Boxes
Jewelry boxes are a great way to store your precious gems and accessories, making sure they never get lost or damaged. Jewelry boxes are also a fun way to accessorize spaces of your home especially when that jewelry box is a creative project youve made yourself.
Show off your DIY skills with one of these 21 Beautiful & Functional Jewelry Boxes!
Decorative boxes are the perfect size to be a jewelry box. Make one with just a few tweaks! Get the full tutorial at A Beautiful Mess for this Any Box Jewelry Box.
From the velvet rows to the leather handle, make this pretty Wood Box Jewelry Box from Homey Oh My to hold your favorite earrings and rings!
These cute FREE Printable Diamond Boxes from Printable Crush radiate and sparkle. Perfect for storing jewelry!
These nature-inspired DIY Faux Wood And Marble Trinket Box from Dream Green DIY is easily mistaken for the real deal from West Elm. Make your own!
These DIY Leather Handled Boxes by Idle Hands Awake create beautifully simple jewelry boxes using a shockingly simple upcycled supply!
These Fruity Wooden Trinket Boxes from Damask Love are even tastier filled with your favorite accessories.
Give an outdated silverware box a updated look using stencil, fabric and filigrees to stash your precious gems. Get the full Silverware Box tutorial at The Navage Patch.
This layered cake is a deceptively sweet looking jewelry box. Yep, its a fake cake! Get the how to for this Decoden Fake Cake Jewelry Box from Dream A Little Bigger.
DIY Mini Trinket Boxes from The Casual Craftlete uses paint to add brush strokes to paper mache boxes dazzles them up glass knobs for pulls. A cute idea for a gift!
Well Made Heart combines your two favorite things in this DIY, chocolates and jewelry to make this Jewelry Box of Chocolates!
Are you a jewelry hoarder? Use a favorite photo to make this easy Epoxy Jewelry Box from A Beautiful Mess!
This Double Decker Quilled Jewelry Box from Vikalpah has us all wound up! It can be created in multicolors, shades of single colors or a single color. You get to choose!
Turn an old cigar box into a stylish marbled jewelry box, complete with leather & brass details! Get the full Cigar Jewelry Box tutorial at Annabode + Co.
Tiles and grout arent just for kitchens and bathrooms. Create a beautiful and colorful DIY Mosaic Jewelry Box using tiles and colorful grout. Bohemian Mint shows you how easy it can be done!
Make this ultra chic Agate Jewelry Box from Krafty Kath with just three supplies. The perfect multi-purpose piece for storing jewelry and accessorizing a room!
Now this is how you glam it up! This DIY Gold Rimmed Acrylic Jewelry Box from Earnest Home Co. transforms regular household items into something glamorous.
An easy DIY turns a boring mini chest of drawers into a nifty jewelry box. Get the full how-to for this Chest of Drawers Jewelry Box at Beqbe!
Heres a creative way to upcycle a chocolate box. Make yourself a pretty Chocolate Jewelry Box, that is after you eat all the chocolate. Get the DIY step by step at Pearls and Scissors.
Turn a Dollar Store pine box into a custom, homemade Monogrammed Jewelry Box from The DIY Village in just a few hours. Great for storing your personal items or giving to a friend as a gift.
Craft Munki make this decoupage box DIY look so easy. Follow the step by step tutorial to create the perfect Decoupage Jewelry Box!
Clay & Wood Jewelry Boxes from Damask Love are almost too pretty to use. The marble clay technique is easier than you think. You dont want to miss this DIY!
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