Jewelry Box | DIY

Friday

Necklace c/o of Roots & Feathers
I've always had a fancy for creating all sorts of decorative gadgets out of books. Don't fret though; I couldn't possibly do this to one I hold dear. Instead, I'm a familiar face to the thrift store bookshelves. You can always find an old, beat up book with a charming cover, just waiting to be created into something new. I found this gem today and couldn't help but share a pretty project I've whipped up. Enjoy.

Supplies: Book (thrift one!), mod podge, craft glue, fake flowers, pencil, paintbrush, exacto knife.

First, open up your book and outline a rectangle leaving a 1/2 inch border all the way around. Begin cutting out the rectangle with your exacto knife using the guidelines you've drawn. Because the paper is so thick, you will repeat this process multiple times. Once you've cut through one layer, simply flip the pages and repeat the process until you've cut all the way through. The pages don't have to line up perfectly. A messy look for this project will give it a unique touch! Once you've cut through all the layers, begin applying Mod Podge on the inside and outside of all the pages, gluing them together firmly. Once it is completely dry, apply fake or dry flowers to the top with craft glue for some pretty decor. Once it's dry, you're ready to store all of your prettiest jewelry safe and sound! 
Now that I've successfully fulfilled my crafting urge for the day, I'm off to finish packing our belongings to bring over to the loft this weekend. Wish me luck!
Hope you've had a lovely Friday. XO

65 comments:

  1. This is so unique! I am so doing this! Thanks for the always amazing DIYs :)
    -K

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  2. You always have the best DIYs! I love this idea!

    Callmesnakke

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  3. This is so amazing! I absolutely LOVE this! Beautiful job.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  4. cuuute! too bad i have way too many accessories to make this actually functional. ahah.

    dottie

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  5. You are so creative. I love all of your ideas.

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  6. I love secret book compartments! I searched for one for ages, but eventually ended up making on for my boyfriends Christmas present. He has a bit of a collection going of ornate and interesting boxes, and I thought a secret book box was perfect!
    I love the idea of using it as a jewelry box where you can have it out on display, and the cute flower details. I might just have to make another one for myself!

    Rachx

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  7. this is really, really creative. what a beautiful idea!! xoxo

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  8. awesome! I love making things out of books, and this seems like it would be so fun!

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  9. I really like it but i couldn't do it. I feel such a sympathy for books, no it;s called a crush. I have a crush! I love them!

    (New blog needing some love and support: http://inwhirlofinspiration.blogspot.com)

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  10. This is adorable! ♥
    You come up with the best projects! :D

    ▲▼▲ VALOUR AND LACE

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  11. Another amazing DIY Kinsey! I love these hidden book boxes. Never thought to use it as a jewelry box. Love the little silk flower detail on the top. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photos as well!

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  12. fantastic DIY. love the idea

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com
    http://posheventplanning.com

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  13. This is so so gorgeous! I love all your posts so much!

    xx Hannah Rose
    http://creativeandcoy.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my gosh! I absolutely love this! So creative!

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  15. I love this idea!! It is so adorable, I might have to try this! :)
    Thanks for all the inspiration!!
    Much Aloha, Monika *:)

    http://sewfulloflove.blogspot.com

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  16. This is so cute! I would love to make one, if I could get myself to actually cut up a book.

    xo, Megan

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  17. This is beautiful. I just suggested this for a bridal shower.

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  18. perfect idea, just love it

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  19. This is really really lovely. :)

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  20. funky idea.
    happiness...
    dannelle@nestenterprises

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  21. Вау, это выглядит очень и очень красиво!
    Буду искать подходящую книжечку. :З
    sunny-susunny.blogspot.com

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  22. Awesome, Awesome! I've seen DIY's about making secret compartments in books before, but I've never thought about making it a jewelry box! How fun is that? Maybe if I see a big fat book somewhere I'll do this.

    Cheers!
    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

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  23. What a fun idea. I would have a hard time cutting into books though, I have to confess that. But looking at this I think it might be time to get over that :D

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  24. I have an old thrifted book called the collector. Perfect for this. Also this would make a cute package for a gift. Kudos!

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  25. I love how you decorated the front cover with flowers. So pretty. I like to make book clutches with old, pretty books. Tutorial here if you're interested: http://fashionisevolution.blogspot.com/2011/11/difryday-how-to-make-book-clutch.html

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  26. Love it :)

    ciao from Italy!
    http://chimplethings.blogspot.com/

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  27. how cute is this?! i simply love it!!!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  28. How cute! I actually did this very thing but used them as photo frames at my wedding! I just stood them up instead of laying down. :)

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  29. So fun! You always make the cutest stuff! :)

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  30. Ohh I love it! Great idea :D

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  31. This is great! I've actually considered doing something like this for presenting the discs of wedding images to my clients (rather than just a CD case. Yuck.)
    http://thetitledblog.courteneyrodda.com/

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  32. oooo ! so sweet ! I love it !

    xx

    http://eachpeachpear.com/

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  33. I have been wanting a new jewelry box forever but I am just so darn picky I never actually buy one. Thanks for the great idea!! It will definitely be used :D
    <3Laurin
    www.pocketsfullofbuttons.blogspot.com

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  34. I'm a book lover and I don't think I can do this to a book... But this is truly pretty. I saw a similar DIY for a book clutch on runwaydiy.com. Love your take on it too. :)

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  35. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

    Greetings from Moi.

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  36. Great DIY project idea! Always enjoy your posts, they're such an inspiration.(:
    You have a lovely blog! Please check out mine?

    http://thirteenwhimsicaldresses.blogspot.com/

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  37. This is an incredible DIY, I absolutely love it! I'm a total bookworm so this really excites me. It's something I think I'll give it a try this Sunday :)

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  38. Amazing! I have so many useless books lying around, and waaaay too many accesories :)

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

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  39. I don't think i can do this to a book, but it is a smart idea! I actually saw something similar in a shop not long ago. I think i can just buy it and add the decorations myself! lol
    I really do enjoy your blog a lot! You have a new follower! :)



    Vendella

    http://vendellablog.blogspot.com/

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  40. this is such a sweet project, i am definitely keeping this one for future use!

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  41. So, congrats Kinsey, this is the first do-it-yourself that i feel capable of creating with my two left hands...keep fingers crossed since i want to use it as a present box for my man´s birthday (without the flowers, obviously).
    love your blog, by the way!
    xx, elena

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  42. So, congrats Kinsey, this is the first do-it-yourself that i feel capable of creating with my two left hands...keep fingers crossed since i want to use it as a present box for my man´s birthday (without the flowers, obviously).
    love your blog, by the way!
    xx, elena

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  43. this is so sweet! I want to make this asap--perfect for an English major. :)

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  44. Great idea and love the jewellery!
    Yanayunlin.blogspot.com

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  45. I like how it is not just a book safe to be hidden away but prettily displayed on a dressing table. I will feature and link up in a future post so others can come visit.

    www.beadinggem.com

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  46. ohh i've seen this idea before and always wanted to try it!! such an adorable idea, you have GREAT diys on your blog, thanks for reminding me of this idea i just LOVEE it, yours turned out beautifully, i love the touch of flowers on the front :)

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  47. nice and interesting post while many peoples looking for rightWay of Ruby Jewellry Shopping

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  48. i just had to do this on my own! thank you so much!

    http://thisincludes.blogspot.com/2012/03/decorate_6188.html

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  49. This is phenomenal. You're perfect.

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  50. this is wonderful, I must add this to my list of things to made :)

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  51. gr8 idea!

    xxx
    www.cristeene.blogspot.com
    www.cristeenepics.blogspot.com

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  52. That's just adorable! I found this looking up "book" projects for my roundup post, so I have this linked! Thanks for posting your jewlery box tutorial!

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  53. what a cute idea :) will try it this weekend :)

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  54. Lindo, amei a ideia, fiquei triste pelo livro!

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  55. Lindo, amei a ideia, fiquei triste pelo livro!!

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