10 Minutes or Less: DIY Jewelry Box

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Okay, so hopefully I’m not alone here, but I have a nasty habit of leaving my jewelry wherever I am when I take it off. And trust me, they’ve ended up in the most unusual places (ie the fridge).  Instead of losing yet another pair of earrings, I thought I’d give a basic craft store box a quick makeover so I have a designated place to put my jewelry. It only takes ten minutes to this project, but the results are so nice! Here’s how:

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: small wooden box, drill (optional, see below), knob, acrylic paint, brush

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Because the wood on these boxes is so soft, you don’t really even need an electric drill. You can use a hammer and nail to create the hole, or even use a small hand drill. Just be sure you are creating a hole the same size as your screw. And if you have no intentions of ever reusing your knob, you can always use E-6000 glue. My knobs are from School House Electric here in Portland!

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Find the center of your box and drill a hole. Paint however you like. I decided to just paint the lid one color, while adding another pop of hidden color on the inside. Once your paint is dry, screw your hardware into place and you’re done!

For longtime use, you should seal with a polyurethane sealer.

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Easy enough, don’t you think?! I can’t wait to make different versions of this project for holiday gifts this year. And if you’re into crystals more than hardware, be sure to check out my girl Amy’s diy!

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!PS you can find the books I used in this shoot here, here, and here.

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!

  • isoscella

    This looks great! I’m going to be on the look out for a cheap wooden box now! :)

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  • PJ Feinstein

    is it weird to be obsessed with a knob??

    • http://thecraftedlife.com Rachel Mae Smith

      Not these knobs! I actually bought them before thinking of a diy where I could use them :)

  • Breanna

    This is the cutest! And ya, I need that knob.

    • http://thecraftedlife.com Rachel Mae Smith

      Thank you! And oh yeah you do girl. I can only image how good it would look on a furniture makeover!

  • Alice Lois

    Love love love this!

    • http://thecraftedlife.com Rachel Mae Smith

      Why thank you friend!

  • Amy

    This project actually makes me happy to look at. Love that cheerful pop of red.

    • http://thecraftedlife.com Rachel Mae Smith

      You are so sweet, thanks Amy! Pops of color can make anything happy I think :)

  • http://www.homeyohmy.com/ Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Looooove the knob, gorgeous!! And that shoutout was totally unnecessary, really, but thank you for the love <3 <3 <3

  • http://sarahhearts.com Sarah Hearts

    I love this and I neeeeeeed one!!!