Woodburned Jewelry Box


  • wood box
  • wood burning tool
  • stencil
  • pencil
  • wood stain
  • sandpaper
  • Paint on or spray on clear sealer



  1. Sand the box.
  2. Trace your stencil on the box.
  3. Make sure the wood burner is hot, an start burning in the pattern.
  4. Wood stain your box as desired, with a paintbrush or a soft cloth, letting dry for a hour or so between coats until you get the color you like.
  5. Let dry for one day and then you can paint on or spray on a clear sealer.

Enjoy the craft.

By Crafty Billie from Stockton, CA

Editor's Note: This would be also good for burning wooden recipe boxes.

Wood burned jewelry box.

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By Tedebear (Guest Post)
July 10, 20080 found this helpful

Billie, This is absolutely beautiful. You sure make it sound easy enough for a beginner to try. Thank you!

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July 10, 20080 found this helpful

Truly beautiful, I have one exactly like it unfinished. You've inspired me. Thank you.

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

Absolutely beautiful! I didnt think that this would be something I could do, but your instructions sound super easy. Thanks, I just may have to try this.

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December 20, 20080 found this helpful

Great idea! You did a great job. I have worked with rustic wood for many years and i make all sorts of boxes for the local farmers market.

If you ever want to age a new piece of wood then get some white cider vinegar and steel wool. Soak the steel wool in vinegar and then start rubbing the wood. It will gray up the color to different levels depending on type of wood.

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