We are currently knee deep in a bedroom redecoration project for my middle daughter, so she and I have been brainstorming new projects that will flow with the new style of her room and also serve functional purposes. One big area that she always needs help with is organization and storage. She has somehow amassed oodles of necklaces, bracelets, and rings in her short seven years and we haven’t been able to find a jewelry box that married both the style and size that she needs. When all else failed, we decided to create our own! This colored wood jewelry box DIY was actually super simple and quick to put together and you can easily make this project as easy or as difficult as you’d like.
Step One. Line the inside lip of the top of the wood box with masking tape. I used painter’s tape because it was what I had on hand, but any masking tape will do. This will help you refrain from getting marks outside of the desired area.
Step Two. Begin on the top of the jewelry box. Color the center of the flower using Spectrum Noir Marker BP 1, using simple brush strokes and no hard lines on the edges. You can kind the number on the marker on the cap of the marker.
Step Three. Color the petals of the flowers half way up with CR 4, again using the brush strokes with no hard edges.
Step Four. Color the rest of the petal using CR 6.
Step Five. Use CR 4 again to add some depth to the edge of each petal.
Repeat steps 2-5 for the remaining flower.
Step Six. Color all of the vines, leaves, and outside edges with LG3.
Step Seven. Use LG4 around the outer edges of the leaves to create additional depth.
Because these markers are alcohol based, you can easily add more color in layers as you see fit. I wanted more color along the vines so I continued to add more LG 4 there as well. Also, we made the decision together to only color the top, but you could color the sides of the box.
Step Eight. Finish up by removing the tape from the outside edges.
With the jewelry box DIY complete, now its time to fill it with all of the pretty things like this DIY boho bracelet!