Everyone loves wearing jewelry. Whether high-end or bargain jewelry, the right accessory can give you confidence and bring an outfit together. The problem, however, is what to do with the jewelry when you are not wearing it. Just about everyone has experienced the frustration of trying to find matching earrings or untangle necklaces. Buying a jewelry box can solve the problem, but it can also be very expensive. Here are some affordable, fun, and creative jewelry box ideas to make at home.
Cigar Box Ring Holder
Rings easily disappear in heaps of jewelry, so it is nice to have a separate box for them. This lovely jewelry box can be made from any small box and an old sweater (or pieces of felt).
Making this box is easy and quick. Simply cut the sweater or felt to match the size of the box. You can make it thicker by using a heavier sweater or more pieces of felt. Then, fold the material like an accordion until the box is filled with rolls of fabric. There should be enough space between the fabric and the lid of the box for your rings.
Lastly, the sides of the box can be made more attractive by gluing on colored paper. The rings simply sit in the creases of the fabric. This is one of the simplest and best-looking jewelry boxes one can make at home.
Book Jewelry Box
Making a jewelry box out of an old book is a great way to have a fun container for necklaces, rings, and earrings that looks great in any room. The steps are very simple and can be completed rather quickly.
To make this box, simply find an old book that you don’t mind cutting into. It is important that the book is thick enough to store jewelry. Then, use an exactoknife to cut a rectangular chuck out of the book. Drawing the lines first is always a good idea.
Once the book is hollowed-out, use an adhesive like Mod Podge to seal the pages together. The outsides should also be sealed. Afterwards, exercise your creativity to decorate. Many people love adding flowers to bring the design a little flavor.
Egg Carton Jewelry Box
One of the simplest and most popular ways to store jewelry is by using an egg carton. Not only are egg cartons already divided into convenient pockets for one’s jewelry, they can also easily be cut and colored. For this jewelry box, the egg carton will be placed inside another box to make it as attractive as it is convenient.
The first step is to paint the egg carton. This is easy, although it takes time because you must allow one side to dry before painting the other. Once it is painted and dried, cut the carton so that it will fit into the chosen box.
Next, decorate the exterior of the box using paper, felt, or creative designs like glued-on flowers. Finally, simply place the strips into the box. Most people don’t feel the need to glue them in, but this is always an option to make it more secure.
This will leave you with a gorgeous and convenient way to store jewelry, with separate containers for rings, earrings, and necklaces.