This was by far the longest project yet! I began working on this project a few months ago and I never really had the perfect pieces to put it all together. Now that it’s 100% complete, I’m glad I took my time! I’ve wanted a jewelry box to store costume jewelry for some time, however, I didn’t want the typical department store fancy wooden jewelry box. I just happen to find a plain wooden box on sale at Micheal’s (who would’ve guessed… I found something on sale at Micheal’s?!) and that’s where this adventure began!
|To start, I painted the exterior of the box. I stumbled across stationary that coordinates with my bedding. Using a little ribbon and Mod Podge, I secured the decorative paper. My jewelry box sat like this for a few months.|
|Until… I found a mirror to place on the inside lid! Using scrapbook paper, I created a background for the mirror and added a little ribbon for a delicate touch! Once again, my jewelry box sat for a few more months.|
As I stated earlier, I am very pleased with the way this project turned out. My ideas changed over time, for example, intentionally I didn’t plan on putting a mirror on the inside of the jewelry box. It wasn’t until a mirror popped out of an eye shadow compact that I got the idea! The same went for the fabric on the bottom of the box. I was in search of fabric for a while and it wasn’t until I ruined a tee shirt when I finally locked into the idea. I used the old tee shirt to cover the bottom of the jewelry box. When I purchased the box it was on sale for 49 cents. I also purchased the stationary used on the top of the lid. All of the other supplies were from other projects or recycled.
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