Today I’m excited to share with you the first of many DIY projects from our wedding!

I had bought jewellery and headbands for my bridesmaids and wanted a nice way to present their gifts the night before the wedding. I decided to make some jewellery boxes so that the wrapping was actually part of the gift. Remember how I lined the invitation envelopes with vintage book pages? Well I had some left over and thought I’d incorporate that to carry through the theme.

Atypical Type A - jewellery box tutorial

You will need:

  • Wooden jewellery box (available from craft stores)
  • Adhesive-backed felt
  • Old book pages
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod podge
  • Scissors
  • Small screwdriver
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Scalpel

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1. Take a photo of your friend’s profile. Make it into a silhouette and print in the mirror image to how you want the final product.

2. Glue the silhouette onto the back of the book page.

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3&4. Cut out the silhouette.

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5. Unscrew the hinges of the box.

6. Paint the box and allow to dry. Attach the cameo to the box lid with Mod Podge and cover with as many coats as desired (more coats will produce a glossier effect).

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7. Measure the dimensions of the inside of the box.

8. Cut felt to size.

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9. Stick felt to the inside bottom of the box.

10. Continue until all sides are lined.

11. If the hinge holes have been filled with paint or varnish, use a skewer or toothpick to unblock.

12. Replace the hinges.

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And there they are! Three pretty boxes for my three pretty ladies.


7 Responses

  • I love cameos right now, and yours in book paper is amazing. My problem is getting the fine cutting right. Your idea is spot on – thanks for sharing!

    • Glad you found it helpful, Amanda.

      Pleasure, Amy. Your blog is great, it’s giving me lots of ideas as to what to do with the rest of the bottle!

  • These are gorgeous – love the colors and love the silhouettes. Thank you for sharing with me!

  • I adore these boxes. although I prefer another color for my own box but overall this is just perfect! Thanks for sharing this!

    Annabella Merlin
    Creative Photo Albums

    • Definitely customise the paint colour and choice of paper to suit you. You might perhaps like to use a lovely patterned scrapbooking paper instead.

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