Mittwoch, 15. April 2015


Whenever I travel I want to bring certain pieces of my jewelry along. I don't usually wear a lot of jewelry, most of the time just one ring my Grandma gave to me but sometimes I want to bring along a few pieces I like so I can wear another accent ring or a necklace. (Hate earrings. They get caught in my hair too much)

Anyway. I never knew how to store them when travelling. And then at the craft store a few days ago I got inspired!

This jewelry box is a super simple and pretty quick DIY. Adding initials like I did or picking favorite colors for the box and the interior turns this simple DIY into a nice, personalized gift.


- wooden box
- letters, could be initials, a short name or even a phrase or quote if the letters were smaller
- paint
- felt


- screwdriver
- paintbrush
- glue
- scissors
- ruler

The cost for the materials was about 12€.

First I glued the letters to the box and let them dry. I decided to remove both parts of the lock for a cleaner look, it was easier to paint the box without it and then screw it back on once the paint was dry.

I painted two coats, letting the box dry thoroughly after the first and then second coat. 

I measured the felt and cut two rectangles to cover the top and bottom of the box. The next step was to add rolls of felt for the rings.

Therefore I cut two longer rectangles, added glue and simply rolled them up. 

I let it fully dry for an hour...

... and then screwed the lock back on.

Next time I travel - which will be next week, come to think of it - my jewelry will be safely stored! I'm pretty sure I'll make more of these boxes in the future.
XO, Ida


  1. Of all material possessions of man, jewelry is considered most valuable. It symbolizes not only beauty but also power and wealth. Hence, people took trouble earning and collecting pieces of jewelry.