If we had to name one thing that we really make a lot of, we could easily name DIY jewelry as something we can be found creating frequently. Between that and our love for finding really unique pieces of vintage, costume, and store bought jewelry, we’ve actually found ourselves in need if a jewelry box now because we’ve accrued such a wide collection! Being the avid crafters we are, we naturally wanted to make our own if possible, so we’ve been on the hunt for DIY jewelry box concepts.
Just in case you love the idea of making your own jewelry box just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the best concepts, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across in our search so far!
1. Geometric painted jewelry box
Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast whose best crafting skills have always lied in your love for painting? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to adore the way Conill Paxnut created this hand painted wooden jewelry box that boasts a fun geometric pattern with some really neat colour pops! They show you how to keep your lines straight and neat in a really easy way.
2. Marbled cigar box for jewelry
Vintage style cigar boxes are a DIY blessing because they’re a great size, totally customizable, and you can make so many diverse things with them. That makes them perfect for using as an upcycled jewelry box! We like the idea of decorating things inside and out whenever possible, though, so we were pretty big fans of this tutorial from Annabode that teaches you how to add a cool marbling effect when you open the box’s lid.
3. DIY ring box
IN your DIY jewelry or jewelry collecting exploits, do you have a particular affinity towards rings? Well, you can, of course, store rings in any kind of box, but they fare better and are easier to choose from and find if you have the kind that stands them up. Check out how DIY Enthusiasts made one of their own using an old wooden cigar box, a chocolate box insert, and some foam!
4. Book jewelry box
If you’ve only got a few jewelry pieces that need storing and you’re a total book worm on top of being a DIY enthusiast, then we think we just might have found the best idea for you. Check out how Sincerely, Kinsey made this fantastic jewelry box from an old or damaged book by gluing the pages together and cutting out a square space in the inside. The “lid” is the book’s front cover!
5. Studded jewelry box
Have you already got a wooden box that you’d like to use but you’re browsing through customization ideas and you can’t help wishing you could find something a little edgier than some of what you’ve seen here? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that this fantastic black and gold metal studs box might be a little more up your alley. Live Craft Love shows you how it’s done and even shows you how to separate sections on the inside for better storage and organization of your pieces!
6. Mod Podge and scrapbook paper box
No matter what kind of base box you’re working with, or whether you’re upcycling something pre-made or using something you constructed yourself, this next idea is a great way to add patterns and pops of colour! We simply adore the way This Silly Girl’s Kitchen used Mod Podge and scrapbooking paper to do a bit of bright decoupage on outside and inside of their boxes.
7. Clay unicorn jewelry box
Are you actually feeling very confident in your DIY skills and you’d really like to take your embellishment techniques on your box to the next level? Then perhaps the idea of moulding your very own pastel unicorn from clay would appeal to you! That’s precisely what Pink Banana Creations shows you how to do here.
8. Lace and bead cardboard box with shelves
Just in case you’d rather make your entire box from scratch instead of building on something that’s already built, here’s a fantastic tutorial that lets you make a cardboard jewelry box with multi-layered shelves inside! We love the way iCreative Ideas guides you through the process of doing that neatly, so it opens and closes easily, but also decorating it in a stunning way.
9. Pretty bracelet and watch box
Similarly to what we said about rings, jewelry pieces like bracelets and watches are simply to find and easier to keep undamaged if they’re a little bit organized and display more properly. That’s why we liked this idea from Craft a Doodle Doo so much! They show you how to make a jewelry box that’s got horizontal cylinders inside for putting your wrist pieces on.
10. Thick vintage hard cover book box
Just in case you really loved the book box idea but the only book you currently have to work with is a little thicket and heavier than what you saw before, here’s another alternative tutorial for you that teaches you specifically how to make the carving of the inside happen using a book just like that. Get the full details for making your own on Make and Do Crew!
11. Bamboo mat jewelry box
Here’s another awesome idea for making your very own box entirely from scratch rather than just embellishing one you already had! We love the way DIY & Paper Crafts used a bamboo mat, like the kind you might use as a placemat at a sushi restaurant, to make a rectangular box that’s great for necklaces. We’re also totally in love with their stunning paper quilling work on top!
12. Matchbox jewelry. box with pearl knobs
Did you like the idea of having tiered sections in a fully DIY jewelry box to put your things in but you think you’d prefer actual drawers to the sliding lace box we showed you earlier? Then perhaps this adorable box with pearl bead drawer handles would be a little more up your alley. Julia DIY guides you through it step by step.
13. Vintage inspired decoupage jewelry box
We’ve talked a little bit about using decoupage to decorate your jewelry box already but what if the look you were hoping to achieve with it was a little more vintage inspired and a little less bright colour pops? In that case, we’d definitely suggest checking out how Decoupage by Roxana Rusu made their decoupage box look a little bit weathered and faded, but with charm rather than shabby wear and tear.
14. Shabby chic lace and scrapbook paper jewelry box
Have you actually been scrolling through our list feeling torn all round because you’re having trouble choosing between the configurations of the boxes you’ve seen so far and all the different options for embellishment, since you’ve liked so many of them? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Decor8 Your Life made their “shabby chic” box using a little bit of nearly everything you’ve seen so far! It’s the perfect blend of different techniques and styles.
15. Flower shaped sections jewelry box
If you’re going to make a jewelry box that you have total DIY control over, would you rather create one with a shape that’s a little more unconventional or unique, rather than just looking like a square or rectangular box? Well, flower lovers rejoice, because Crafts Design has instructions for making brightly patterned, floral shaped boxes with different round sections inside that we think will really appeal to you!
Hav you made another kind of jewelry box before that you were very happy with but that’s a little different than anything you see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!