My mom is hard to shop for. Does anyone else have a mom like that? I think she would deny it, but she really buys everything she wants for herself. So I have to default to handmade for gifts every year. One thing my mom does have a lot of is jewelry – so I decided to make her a DIY jewelry box to help organize it all. I customized it to the colors that she likes, and even added a few clay butterflies because she likes those too (and I wanted to play with clay). Do you want to customize a jewelry box with decoupage? It's so easy! Learn how below.
Butterfly DIY Jewelry Box
Gather These Supplies
- Wood box
- Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint – Green Curry
- Mod Podge Matte
- Anna Griffin Carmen Collection – 5” x 7” designer mat sheets, adhesive letters, ribbon
- Fimo Effect clay – Gold Glitter
- Martha Stewart silicone molds, flower garden
- Paper cutter or craft knife and ruler
- Craft glue
- Paint brush
Now it's time to make your clay butterflies. I had no idea what I was doing, but I thought it would be fun to use these Martha Stewart silicone molds to make butterflies for the top. So I warmed up the clay with my hands and smooshed it inside the molds.
Then I carefully removed the clay from the molds and used a sharp knife to trim around the edges. Make sure to do this on a cutting surface. Then you are going to bake in the oven according to the instructions.
After you are done baking, glue them (and the other embellishments) to the top with craft glue. Let dry.
Once my box was done, I realized it needed a little something fancy around the top edge because it looked kind of plain. So I added a thin strip of adhesive paper tape that coordinated with my paper pattern. Much better.