How to decorate a jewelry box

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How to decorate a jewelry box
Embellish a plain jewellery box to make it your own special treasure holder. (jewellery box and necklace image by VisualEyez from

Make your own personalised jewellery box using items you can buy at your local craft store. Decorated boxes also make lovely gifts or crafts that girls can do at a birthday party. They can take their finished jewellery boxes home as a party favour. Stow your trinkets inside your box and display it where people can see it, on top of a dresser or bathroom counter.

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Things you need

  • Jewellery box
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Craft glue
  • Decorations such as beads, buttons, ribbons and shells
  • Tweezers
  • Découpage medium
  • Pictures
  • Paintbrush
  • Felt
  • Scissors

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    Paint your jewellery box using acrylic craft paint. For a sparkling, feminine jewellery box, use gold or silver paint. A more vintage-looking box could be muted pink, green or beige. Or, for a more natural finish, use wood stain or a clear coat. Allow the box to dry.

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    Glue on embellishments. Glue seashells around the top edges of the box to create a beach-theme box. Make a box for a child by gluing small plastic toys to it or fuzzy pom poms. Feathers, trim or rocks are other options. Découpage magazine pictures or photos printed from your computer onto your box using découpage medium and a paintbrush. Create designs such as swirls or hearts by gluing colourful beads to the top of the box. Use tweezers to place beads where you want them. Scratched CDs that you don't need anymore can make a cool mosaic when you break them up and glue them on.

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    Cut a piece of coloured felt or velvet to fit inside your box. This will serve as a liner so your jewellery won't get scratched inside the box. Glue a mirror to the inside lid of the box. Embellish the inside lid of the box with rhinestones for an extra touch of sparkle.

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