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Upcycled Jewelry Box with Envirotex Lite

This upcycled jewelry box was a thrift store find, revamped using Mod Podge and Envirotex Lite. It’s really easy and the results are pretty!

Learn how to revamp a jewelry box thrift store find using Mod Podge and Envirotex Lite. It's really easy and the results are pretty!

I recently made a Goodwill run and scored a load of goodies for $15. One of the surfaces I got was perfect to use with Mod Podge and my absolute favorite resin Envirotex Lite: a mini-jewelry box for $2.

I have a larger jewelry box, but I’ve been needing a smaller one to keep out on the counter for all of the jewelry I use regularly and need easy access to.

This upcycled jewelry box was a relatively easy project and I had everything on hand. Here’s how I made my new favorite decoupage piece.

Upcycle an Old Jewelry Box

Gather These Supplies

  • Old jewelry box
  • Envirotex Lite – I used about 3 oz. total
  • Mixing Cup Set
  • Mod Podge Hard Coat
  • Scrapbook paper – I used 2 sheets of Fancy Pants Designs, It’s the Little Things
  • FolkArt Metallic paint – Sequin Black
  • Basic Grey Woolies felt stickers – Curio
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Craft glue
  • Craft knife and mat or scissors
jewelry box

Here she is – ready to be re-done. What a pretty rose! Time for it to go.

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I removed all of the hardware and traced the box on the backside of the paper with a pencil.

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Next I removed the glass from the lid of the box and traced it too.

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Cut all the papers out with your craft knife or scissors and set aside.

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Sand the jewelry box, wipe away the dust and then paint the box and lid with Sequin Black. You don’t have to paint the entire thing, just the outer edges, since the paper is thick. Give several coats and set aside to dry.

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While your jewelry box is drying, Mod Podge the paper to the glass insert.

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Glue the insert into the lid – allow to dry (then you can paint the back of the lid with Sequin Black and allow to dry).

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Coat your jewelry box with Mod Podge and smooth the paper down, working one side at a time.

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Give the entire jewelry box a coat of Mod Podge and allow to dry. Give one more coat and allow to dry.

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Time to Envirotex my upcycled jewelry box project! Notice there is something coming out the sides of my lid . . . that is tape. The only tape I could find, because someone has poached my painter’s tape!

I highly recommend painter’s tape because the tape I had to use messed up the back of my lid and I had to re-paint. Why did I use the tape? To keep the Envirotex from seeping out from my lid.

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Envirotex is a product that you MUST read the instructions before usage. The mixing cups are essential too, because it’s going to ruin whatever you put it in. You really should wear gloves. But I didn’t wear gloves. Rebel.

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Basically you add the same amount of the white cap stuff and the black cap stuff. You have to stir thoroughly.

I’m doing this on my coffee table, but that’s because I don’t care if I mess it up. You need to use this product on a surface that is safe to make a mess on.

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Mix, mix, mix . . . then pour. It’s going to be cloudy at first and there will be bubbles. Those will rise to the top and you can exhale on the surface (pull your hair back) to make all of them pop. It’s kind of fun! Let it dry for 24 hours.

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Replace all hardware on your upcycled jewelry box. Add an embellishment on top of the resin if you choose.

Learn how to revamp a jewelry box thrift store find using Mod Podge and Envirotex Lite. It's really easy and the results are pretty!

What do you think? I’m so pleased with the finished result. I’m so proud of myself too, because my mess was minimal.

What I love most about my new jewelry box is that there is a cool 3-D effect on the lid, with the paper in the background and the embellishment on top. Yay!

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Christy@Confessions of aces rial Do-it-Yourselfer

Sunday 7th of July 2013

I saw this on Roadkill Rescue and had to click over to see for myself! This is such a fabulous makeover!! Well done!! XO, Christy

Colleen

Sunday 19th of June 2011

Create idea for using Envirotex. Your silhouette embellishment looks very similar to the felt silhouettes I created in my Regency Silhouette Christmas Ornaments tutorial. Great minds think alike, huh?

Anne

Sunday 19th of June 2011

That looks great! I keep seeing so many great resin projects - I may have to get over my fear of the stuff!

CrafterBerly

Tuesday 14th of June 2011

That's what I need! Envirotex! I'll have to try that for sure. Thanks for the cute idea! I never would have guessed this was an old jewelry box - the kind I see at Vinny's for a dime a dozen. (nearly)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

Tuesday 14th of June 2011

SO creative! You totally transformed this from drab..to fab! I think that's how the saying goes :)

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