Make an Easy Jewelry Box with a cute label. We’ll show you how to decoupage a box with scrapbook paper and a cute downloadable “Blingy Things” label.
Hi Kenarry Readers! We’re Jennifer and Kitty (the O’Neil Sisters from RunningWithSisters.com),and we have a pretty decoupage project to share with you: How To Make An Easy Jewelry Box!
We’ve always been big fans of decoupage––it’s just so magical to transform something plain like a wooden box into something as pretty as this Easy Jewelry Box. In this project, colorful scrapbook paper and a little paint go a long way! We made a step-by-step video that shows you exactly how we did it, including how to add the cute “Blingy Things” label. (You can download the label below!) Follow along with us in the video, then refer to the instructions below while you make your Easy Jewelry Box.
How To Make An Easy Jewelry Box
Materials To Make The Easy Jewelry Box:
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- Unfinished wooden box with hinged lid (ours was 5½”x5½”)
- Scrapbook paper (We used a page from DCWV Fresh Floral Stack)
- White paper
- Craft paint, yellow
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Laser printout of “Blingy Things” jewelry box label
- Brayer roller
- Craft paintbrush
Steps To Make The Easy Jewelry Box
Before you get started, download the Blingy Things label. Then have it printed on a laser printer. This is important because Mod Podge is water based and will smear inkjet prints. We had our label printed at FedEx Kinkos on 60lb cover stock.
1. Paint The Box
Paint the inside and outside of the plain wooden box with the yellow craft paint. Let it dry, then apply a second coat. (Be sure to prop the lid open so the paint doesn’t seal it shut!)
2. Cut Out The Scrapbook Paper
To find a section of scrapbook paper you’d like on the top of your jewelry box, make a frame out of the white paper. To do this, trace the lid of the box on the white paper, then measure in about 1” all the way around. Cut out that frame. Move that frame around over your scrapbook paper like a window until you find an area you like. Draw inside the frame corners on the scrapbook paper with a pencil. Then use the ruler and pencil to draw straight guidelines. Cut out your square. (Our square was 4”x4”.)
3. Decoupage The Paper To The Box
Decoupage your square of scrapbook paper onto the center of the box lid using Mod Podge and a craft paintbrush. To do this, paint a medium-thick layer on the box and a medium-thick layer on the back of the scrapbook paper. (Don’t worry if the paper curls a little. It will flatten out in the next step.) Press the scrapbook paper square onto the center of the box. Rub it down with your fingers.
Use the brayer to press the paper down and smooth out any wrinkles. Brush off any excess Mod Podge that squeezed out the sides. Let it dry.
4. Decoupage The Blingy Things Label To The Box
Cut out the “Blingy Things” label. Decoupage the label onto the center of the box lid on top of the scrapbook paper square. To do this, paint a medium-thick layer on the box and a medium-thick layer on the back of the label. Press the label onto the center of the box. Rub it down with your fingers. Then use the brayer to press the label down and smooth it out. Brush off any Mod Podge that may have squeezed out of the sides. Let it dry.
5. Coat The Whole Box
When the label has completely dried, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the entire box to seal it and give it an even finish. For extra shine, apply another coat once that coat has dried.
Wasn’t that fun? It’s definitely an Easy Jewelry Box to make! And we think it’d be a wonderful little gift for a friend. Who wouldn’t want a cute box to stash their Blingy Things in?! Have you decoupaged a keepsake box before? Let us know! And write in with any questions you may have while you’re working on your jewelry box. We’d love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty
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Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil are sisters and authors of several books including Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and jewelry designs have appeared in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines and on the web sites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and HGTV. Their detailed craft videos can be found on Curious.com and on their YouTube channel, which has over 2.2 million views. The O’Neil Sisters share their enthusiasm and their fresh approach to crafting and decorating on their blog, RunningWithSisters.com.
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