Deer valley fabric trinket box.

Mod Podge DIY jewelry box

If you aren’t acquainted with Joel Dewberry fabrics, let me introduce you through this project. “Fabric?” I can hear you ask – why yes. . . this box is covered in Joel’s Deer Valley Antler fabric in Peony. How did I do it? Mod Podge, of course! What I love about fabric is that, unlike paper, you can decoupage with BIG pieces that are very flexible around corners and sides. I was able to wrap the fabric around the entire box (seam in the back). Can’t do that with scrapbook paper unless you want huge creases or to cut separate pieces for each side. Here are the instructions, and I thoroughly encourage you to try a fabric Mod Podge project! It’s a lot easier than you think.

Gather These Supplies

FolkArt Acrylic Paint - Bright Baby Pink (optional), Glazed Carrots, Wicker White
Mod Podge Fabric and Gloss
Small Wood Trinket Box
Joel Dewberry “Deer Valley Antler” Fabric, Peony – 1/2 yard
1/2″ Orange Ribbon – enough to fit around your box
1” Flat Paint Brush
Craft Glue
Craft Knife
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Wax paper
Acrylic Sealer (optional)

1. You will first want to prepare the fabric before painting. To do this, wash and dry the fabric (do not use fabric softener). Iron and then lay out on a covered work surface. Wax paper is preferable for covering your table. Using a brush, paint a light coat of Fabric Mod Podge onto your fabric. Allow to dry. This will allow you to cut the fabric like paper without frayed edges.
2. Time to cut out your fabric pieces. Lay the lid top down onto the fabric and trace. Cut out using the scissors. Measure the rest of the box from top to bottom and side to side with the ruler. Add up the inches and cut one strip to completely go around the middle of the box – remember to leave 1/2″ extra for your seam in the back. Set aside.
3. Time to paint. I basecoated the inside with Bright Baby Pink, but if you only want to buy a few colors, just use Glazed Carrots. Allow to dry.
4. Basecoat the lid and the outside of the box with Wicker White. Allow to dry.
5. Around the bottom rim, paint Glazed Carrots as an accent. You can do this with the 1” brush, but you may also want to go smaller. Your choice. Allow to dry.
6. This is my favorite part! Adhere the lid and main body fabric using the Gloss Mod Podge. Completely smooth out all air bubbles and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
7. Coat the entire box (inside and out) with at least two coats of Gloss Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
8. Go back to the lid and trim any excess fabric around the edge with a craft knife.
9. Cut the ribbon and glue around the top with the craft glue. I cut out spaces to fit the hinges in the back.
10. Allow the trinket box to dry for at least 24 hours before using. I recommend spraying with several coats of acrylic sealer to completely finish your project and add durability.

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Comments

  1. says

    WOW! That fabric is STUNNING! I love it… I will have to get some and use on a fun project! I also like to use fabric when mod podging… so much easier than paper! Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Thanks Fawnda! I have a different project that I did with this same fabric in another colorway – I’ll be posting that soon. I adore this fabric too! :D

    Thanks,

    Amy

  3. Leanne says

    I adore that fabric. I’m hosting We’re Organized Wednesday and would love for you to join the party. There’s a great giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

  4. JulieChats says

    LOVE this, have to head over & check out that fabric. And then I guess I’d better break out my mod podge, the sparkle is my favorite and I think it would look great on a little box for my daughter’s room! Found you over at Today’s Creative :) Stop by when you get a chance http://juliechats.blogspot.com, I have a fun kids’ frame craft using the sparkle mod podge!

  5. [email protected] says

    So CUTE!
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    xoxokara

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    xoxokara

  6. Michelle says

    This is so cute! It came out great! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would LOVE if you could link up your awesome post to my very first crafty linky party! This is the first week of Delicately Constructed Fridays and I would really appreciate the link!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    http://www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

  7. Laura@Corner House says

    I am a HUGE Joel Dewberry fan. This box it so cute. i featured it over at my blog tonight.

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