Innovative Methods of Making Gorgeous Jewelry Boxes For Women

September 30th, 2011 by wys


Jewelry boxes for women are a special kind of gift that will be preserved lovingly for a life time. If these boxes are hand crafted they will be treasured all the more. You can make a cardboard jewelry box from any of the boxes you have lying around to be recycled. An empty dinner set box or a shoe box too can be used.

You will also need a decorative chain and some jewelry pliers. First, punch some holes into the lid of the box. Pass the chain through the holes in such a way as to create loops on the inside of the box. Take off the lid and measure the inside of the box.

Out of two pieces of cardboard, make a divider for the inside of the box. This way you can split it into two or four compartments as per your needs. The outside of the box can be decorated in many ways. Create pretty things in origami and stick this all over the box. A stained glass look can be got by cutting different colored glass paper into varying sizes and shapes and then sticking these all over the box.

Wooden boxes are stronger in their construction. If you have worked with wood before, this would be a good material to choose. First, sand the wood to remove any imperfections. The hardwood of Cherry or Oak that is a quarter inch thick would do best.

Next apply two coats of acrylic paint on the outer surfaces of the wood pieces. Make sure you allow them enough drying time in between coats. After this you can create applique work out of old newspaper images or wall paper and stick this onto the box.

With woodwork glue, bring all the cut pieces together. Begin by pasting the base together first. With that done, you can glue together the sides and the lid. The box can be finished off by gluing a mirror on the inside of the jewelry box lid.

A vintage jewelry box is something else you can make. Use an empty circular cheese box for this. Get rid of all the stickers and then prime the surface of the lid and the sides with primer. Paint it with metallic silver or gold paint all over.

As it is drying, cut out circular pieces of velvet that will go inside the lid of the box, the inside bottom and the outer base as well. With glue, stick these in place. Cut out a vintage scene from a magazine to fit the outer surface of the lid and stick that in place. With some brown ribbon, cover the base rim of the box.

String together faux beads in gold and silver and glue this string around the rim of the box surrounding the picture. Place a mirror on the inside of the box and you are done.

So don’t wait for much longer! Let the creativity flow.

This article was written by Ruth D’Souza Prabhu of MarqART Gift Shop. Our jewelry boxes are original works of art, no two creations are the same. Each wood shown has its own unique wood grain pattern and color. MarqART comes from combining the words marquetry (wood inlay) + Art (a creation of beauty) an apt name for our products. A fine addition to your dressing table or as a gift. Please visit http://www.marqartgiftshop.com to browse & buy exotic jewelry boxes that will give you a lifetime of pleasure!

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