Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Make Your Own Jewelry Box

Making Your Own Jewelry Box

Piper with her jewelry box we made for her

This is a fun project that you can do with your daughter! It allows you both to use your creativity and have a great time together! Each one will turn out different and reflect the style/likes of the individual. They are perfect to put little treasures in or to give as gifts.

Supplies : 
*any unfinished box of your choosing (we got this one at Hobby Lobby)
*different pieces of patterned scrapbook paper
*Modge Podge
*foam brush
*acrylic paint in color of your choice
*old or broken jewelry
*hot glue gun & glue sticks

Making the Jewelry Box :
1-Paint the box in the acrylic paint color of your choice.
2-After it dries, begin cutting out different pieces of patterned paper to fit on the sides/top/bottom/drawers etc. of your jewelry box.
3-With your foam brush, apply Modge Podge to the jewelry box, then apply the paper. Smooth out the paper with the side of your hand, credit card, etc. to get all the wrinkles out. This part be sure and do one section at a time.
4-After the paper is all smoothed out apply another layer of Modge Podge over the paper to seal it. Continue this process until your whole jewelry box is covered with the different patterns of scrapbook paper.
5-Allow to dry for several hours or over night.
6-Once dry you can hot glue old or broken jewelry onto your jewelry box as knobs or just for decoration. A fun way to gather up the jewelry is to go to garage sales, flea markets or antique malls.

Wishing you fun, creativity and a little pixie dust,

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