Decorate a jewelry box with Podgeables

Decorate a jewelry box with PodgeablesI moved into a new place and needed a bit of a smaller jewelry box . . . the previous one I had was a big honker. In fact, I don’t wear that much jewelry, so it was much bigger than I needed! I decided to use kind of a bold color palette to decorate a simple wood jewelry box for my room. I also wanted to use my last Podgeable shape which was the crown you see on the lid above . . . and I also had some Podgeable papers that needed to be used up too. You know how those projects come together, right? They just sort of do. I don’t have pictures to this tutorial, but I do have instructions. Learn how it was made below.

Gather These Supplies

  • Wood jewelry box
  • FolkArt acrylic paint – Light Blue, Skyline, Turner’s Yellow
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Pearlized Sealer
  • Mod Podge Podgeables Designer Shapes
  • Mod Podge Podgeable Paper – Romance
  • Mod Podge Tracing Templates – Basic Shapes
  • Dimensional Magic
  • Glitter Dimensional Magic
  • Stencil tape
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Candle
  • Sandpaper
  • Coordinating buttons and embellishments

1. Paint the base and lid of your jewelry box with two coats of Light Blue and let them dry.
2. Paint the bottom of the jewelry box with Turner’s Yellow and let dry.
3. Apply wax to the Light Blue parts of the jewelry box using a candle. You will add wax at random by rubbing the candle lightly in spots (including the edges).
4. Paint the base and lid of the jewelry box with Skyline (do not paint over the Turner’s Yellow base). Let dry.
5. While your jewelry box is drying, use the crown tracing template to trace and cut a shape from your choice of the Romance papers.
6. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of a crown Podgeable shape and press onto the paper crown shape you just cut. Smooth and let dry.
7. Cut small words and shapes from the Romance papers and Mod Podge to the front of the Podgeable crown shape. Apply with Mod Podge and let dry.
8. Add Dimensional Magic on top of the words and shapes, then let dry.
9. Glue buttons and embellishments to the top of the shape with craft glue. Let dry.
10. Go back to the jewelry box. Use sandpaper in random areas to sand away the Skyline paint and let the Light Blue show through. You won’t need to sand too hard to get the distressed look. The more you sand, the more distressed the jewelry box will look.
11. Use the stencil tape to create a 1.5” stripe on top of the lid, then paint the stripe with Turner’s Yellow. Peel the tape away immediately and let dry.
12. Give the entire jewelry box two coats of Pearlized Sealer. Let dry.
13. Glue the crown Podgeable embellishment to the center top of the box with craft glue.