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With the help of simple, easily obtainable materials, and with a little ingenuity, a small, ordinary little box can be transformed into a quite presentable jewelry-box.
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I'm already starting a bit of my Christmas shopping for this year, and for my younger girls I was wanting to give them a small jewelry box and some jewelry. I could, of course, go out and buy a cheap jewelry box, but I'd rather get them something more personalized.
I have made several for friends from plastic canvas. I am very
bad at regular sewing, but find plastic canvas very easy to do.
You can make the size you want, in the person's favorite color
and use a nice design for the outside, or even the person's name
on the lid.
You can make sections in shapes and sizes for rings, bracelets,
earrings, pins, and whatever else. You can make a deep box, make
the section dividers half the depth, and place a lift out top
section, also divided.
You could buy a blank wood box from the craft store and decoupage it with things your girls love or paint it in their favorite color and add stickers. The ideas a limitless. Good luck.
I didn't see your question until today, but I collect used jewelry boxes from my local Goodwill. They are cheap and many are well-made. They can be sanded, painted, decoupaged, beaded, and personalized for very little investment.
I'm already starting a bit of my Christmas shopping for this year, and for the younger girls I was wanting to give them a small jewelry box and some jewelry. I could, of course, go out and buy a cheap jewelry box, but I'd rather get them something more personalized. Are there any other readers that have made jewelry boxes themselves that I could get some suggestions from, or maybe a website that could help me? Thanks!
Get on the web and look under crafts. I am an avid rubber stamper and I have made many cool crafts (including jewelry boxes) by finishing unfinshed, wooden boxes with a combination of sealers, rubber stamps and embossing powders and sometimes Chinese papers. It really depends on what you want to do. PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange) has some of the coolest progects in their catalogue.
This is a page about making a recycled plastic container jewelry keeper. Reuse those small pretty containers to keep your jewelry organized.