DIY Jewelry Box From A Tin

DIY Jewelry box from a tin

Christmas is right around the corner and a lot of people give jewelry as a gift, so why not make a jewelry box to accompany your rings, necklaces or whatever you’re planning to gift?

This one is really easy to make, just a little time consuming. If you have an hour an a half and some cute scrapbook paper, you will be happy you spent the time to do this.

All you need is a tin box of some sort. I used a caffeine mint tin but you could use an Altoids tin if that’s what you have available.

DIY jewelry box materials

Things You Will Need:
Pencil
Ruler
Tin box
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Diamond Glaze
Scrapbook paper
Decorative elements
Scissors (or exacto knife)

jewelry box cut outs

Step 1
Trace the top/bottom of your tin box on the scrapbook paper 3 times and cut them out.

Measure the size of the sides of the tin and cut out appropriate-sized pieces of scrapbook paper.

beginning of jewelry box

top and bottom of tin

cut space for hinges

Step 2
Using the Mod Podge, start gluing the pieces into place. The 3rd piece your traced for the top/bottom of the tin will go on the inside top.

***Don’t forget to cut space in the scrapbook paper for the hinges so that it doesn’t rip the paper when you open the box again.

When all of that is glued into place, brush another layer of glue over the top of each section. This will add a protective layer that acts like a sealant.

inside layout planning

Step 3
Trace the bottom of the tin one more time but, with this one, do it on the plain side of the paper and only trace half of the tin. Then move it up about an inch and finish tracing the other half. This way, there’s extra space for the fold of the inside of the soon-to-be jewelry box.

tin box layout design

Step 4
Cut that last piece directly in half.

Place 1 section into the bottom of tin and fold the side closest to the middle upward.

Do the same thing with the other half so that the folded up pieces meet in the middle to create a barrier.

Glue the pieces to the bottom of the tin and in the center.

inside jewelry box tin

Step 5
Follow that same process with the designed side of the scrapbook paper but, don’t cut this one in half. Make sure this one folds over top of your center.

When you’re happy with the way it looks, glue it down.

Then, add another layer of glue over top of the inside pieces just like you did with the outside and inside top for a protective layer.

bedazzled tin box

Step 6
Bedazzle your jewelry box.

glazed top jewelry box

Step 7
When you’re happy with your box, add a single layer of Diamond Glaze over the top of the tin.

Let it dry (it will take several hours.). If there are any bubbles forming, you can use something small and sharp like a needle or pin to pop them.

DIY Jewelry box from a tin

upcycled tin jewelry box

When you’re finished, you’ll have an wonderfully unique jewelry box that your recipient will LOVE!

If you want to give it some extra oomph, you could glue a bead to each of the 4 corners of the bottom of the box to make some feet. I didn’t do it with this one because of the grunge style of the design, but if I had been going to a more feminine design, I definitely would’ve gone with legs.

Let me know what you think!

Happy crafting!

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