One of my sisters has a huge collection of rings. I wanted to make her a ring box so she could both display them and keep them from being misplaced. I picked up a standard wooden jewelry box from a thrift store.

Retrofitted Ring Box

Retrofitted Ring Box

A quarter of the box was already designated for rings, but I wanted the entire box to be ring storage, so I decided to restyle it. I ripped out the (hideous) green foam. A few bits remained stuck to the bottom, but it wasn’t a problem as the whole area would be covered with rolls of fabric.

Supplies I used: jewelry box, primer, glossy white spray paint, mask to prevent spray paint inhalation, white fabric, scissors, E-600, decorative paper, acrylic paint, paint brush, and a fine-tip Sharpie. Feel free to decorate yours with whatever materials you have lying around!

Jewelry box in its original form

Jewelry box in its original form

I didn’t want the box itself to be too jazzy, as the rings would be the major attraction. After giving the box a proper prime, I spray painted the outside and inside a glossy white. To make the structure to hold the rings, I cut strips of white fabric and rolled them up like burritos. I glued each fabric roll with the seam side down to the bottom of the jewelry box.

No sewing needed to make these fabric bundles!

No sewing needed to make these fabric bundles!

I wanted to add a bit of design on the outside of the box, even though the lid would be open and not visible most of the time. The original box was pretty plain–just standard wood.

Outside of jewelry box prior to my spray paint attack

Outside of jewelry box prior to my spray paint attack

I cut out a some simple squares in embossed reptile paper–which I also used in making my Greeting Card Keepsake Book–and adhered them with some E-600.

Outside of Ring Box

Outside of Ring Box

I used some silver acrylic to paint a square on the inside lid of the box. Once that area was dry, I dotted a Casablanca stencil with a thin black Sharpie. I bordered the painted area with the same embossed paper from the outside of the box. All finished! I gifted it to my sister, and she loved it.

Fin! Everyone loves a handmade gift--I hope...

Fin! Everyone loves a handmade gift–I hope…

Happy crafting! -Olivia

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One Thought on “Dull Jewelry Box Revamped for Rings

  1. Ooo, your sister’s so lucky! You did a great job on this. 🙂

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