The Craft Patch: Personalized Wooden Jewelry Organizer

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Personalized Wooden Jewelry Organizer

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My jewelry box used to be a hot mess. Everything was piled into one container. I could never find a matching set of earrings and all of my bracelets were one big tangle. So I set out to find the perfect way to organize my small jewelry pieces and keep everything separate and in sight. This is what I came up with:

Isn't it cool? I love all of the little cubbies and there are a ton of them, so ALL of my earrings have a home.

Want to make one too? For this project, you will need:

- paint (I used gray Americana Decor Chalk Paint)
- gold printable foil or gold vinyl

Begin by painting the wooden parts of the box. I chose to paint the insides of the trays solid gray, used a wash to lightly paint the outside of the box, and left the outsides of the trays natural wood.

Next, design an image to add to the clear plastic window. I chose the phrase “True Beauty Comes From Within.” I thought it would be a good reminder as I get ready each day.

Once you’ve designed an image and prepared it for cutting in the Silhouette Studio software, load a sheet of Gold Foil onto your cutting mat. Choose the setting for Printable Foil in the cut settings screen under “Material Type.” Change your blade to level 5, then cut out your design.

To add the design to your lid, peel away the extra gold foil material, leaving only the desired words or image. Transfer the design to image transfer paper or contact paper. Then position the design on the lid, rub the image firmly to adhere the image to the lid, then remove the image transfer paper slowly and carefully.

The printable gold foil has the most beautiful sheen. And even though I chose not to for this project, you can actually print designs on the foil with your home printer. That feature opens up a world of creative possibilities!

When your jewelry organizer box is done, go ahead and sort through your tangled pile and give every pretty bobble it's own home.

Isn't it great to be able to see everything?! 

If I were going to make it again, I think I might paint it a bright color. Wouldn't it be cute in coral or turquoise or yellow?

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