Recycled Jewellery Box

Hi, Welcome to Cath Creations! Today I will show you how to up cycle small card board boxes into cute jewellery boxes. I got this idea from the left over IKEA boxes that were left over from last weekend when we put up some new  cupboards.

What you’ll need:

  1. A small cardboard box from the recycling
  2. Assorted paper
  3. Coloured cardboard
  4. White paint and paintbrush
  5. Wood glue
  6. Felt
  7. Small hole puncher
  8. Sparkles or sparkly glue (optional)
  9. Measuring utensils
  10. Scissors- normal and shaped edges

*Note: The colour of the paint, paper, felt and sparkly glue should correspond to a colour theme of your choice. I am just giving an example.


What to do:

  1. After gathering the things you’ll need, paint the whole box making sure any bar codes or writing can’t be seen any more. Leave to dry.


  2. Cut out a piece of coloured paper to the size of the top, front and back side, and paste it down with the wood glue. Plan out the design you want on top using your coloured paper, you could even use fabric, ribbons or printed pictures if you wanted. For my design I printed off a picture of a rose bouquet and added silver sparkles to the highlighted spots. I then cut out an outline of it on a different coloured piece of paper and painted a line around the edge with white paint. I pasted the outline on the box first and then pasted the bouquet on top.


  3. Now for the inside! Measure out enough felt to cover the bottom of the box and cut it out. Using only a little bit of glue stick it down. To make a ear ring holder measure out some coloured cardboard to the width of the box and to twice your desired length.  Fold it in half and glue the two sides together. On the back draw straight lines 1 cm away from each other and mark a point every 1 cm on each line. Punch holes at each point with the hole puncher. Rub out the lines and place it in the box.

You’re done! Now all you need to do is fill it!



Thanks for reading!



3 thoughts on “Recycled Jewellery Box

  1. That’s so pretty! I’ll have to try this sometime. It’s one thing to get someone a nice present, but sometimes a whole new struggle to give it to them nicely! Thanks for the idea, I do prefer to reuse stuff rather than spending money on buying new items. 🙂


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