Make Any Box Into a Jewelry Box!

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Pretty decorative boxes are one of my favorite things to have around the house (usually in little groupings with other candles or figurine type things). A lot of the time though, I love a box or container, but I’m not sure what to actually store in it! It occurred to me that most decorative boxes are actually the perfect size to be a jewelry box, and with a few quick tweaks, they can be really useful around the house as well as pretty!

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Supplies:
-decorative box with lid (this or this one are great options).
-1/4 yard velvet fabric (this is a good pink option)
-straight pins and sewing machine
-hot glue gun or fabric glue
cotton batting
fabric scissors
cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) First you’ll want to double over your batting and cut a piece that’s as wide as your box and long enough to make a 1″ thick roll when all rolled up. If you make them about 1″ wide, then you can know how many you need to make to fill your box (a 5″ wide box would need 5 rolls, etc.).

Cut and roll all your pieces and pin in place for now.

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Use a cloth measuring tape to measure the circumference of your batting rolls and add 1/2″ to your measurement (this will give you a 1/4″ seam allowance when you sew it later). Cut your velvet fabric into a rectangle that’s 1″ longer than the length of your batting roll and as wide as the circumference width found in the first step above.

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Fold your fabric lengthwise (right sides facing each other) and pin in place. Sew down the open side with 1/4″ seam allowance and turn your velvet tube right side out.

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Stuff your cotton batting into the tube (don’t forget to take that pin out!), and repeat the sewing and stuffing process for each batting roll.

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) To close the ends, put a dollop of hot glue (or quick dry fabric glue) directly onto the middle of the batting end inside the velvet tube and fold the bottom of the velvet up into the glue. Add more glue to fold in the sides one at a time, and then use a final drop of glue to fold the top flap down in place. Repeat process on the other side of the tube, and then with each additional tube.

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Place your velvet tubes snugly into your box, and you just created a new jewelry box!

Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Make any box into a jewelry box! (click through for tutorial) Not gonna lie, I love that marble, pink, and gold combo together, but of course you can do whatever box or color velvet you like! I have a lot of dainty gold stacking rings, so I have to keep ring dishes and boxes all over the house or they get lost really fast! As you can see, it’s pretty easy to make your own jewelry holder with whatever box you happen to love, and if you vary the size of the batting rolls, then you can have more or less rows to add your jewelry into. Hope this DIY is just what you need to keep your space useful and pretty! xo. Laura

Looking for more ways to store jewelry?
Marbled Clay Ring Dish DIY
Acrylic Earring Holder DIY

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman.

  • Such an ease, surely trying on this today and will post how it went!! Wish me luck!!

  • The box is so pretty. You no longer need to buy any separate box for keeping jewelry.

  • Very good to see this idea about jewelry box making. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • That looks so gorgeous and it’s so easy to do! And I love the combination of marble, gold and pink as well.

  • Good idea! We make custom cardboard jewelry boxes in mass order 🙂

  • This is such an innovative and great way of using a box. Even I really like hoarding boxes and always wonder what can I store in them as I cannot let them go. This great way of jewellery storage will definitely come in handy as I have a ever growing collection of jewellery. Will surely encourage my friends also to make this and use. Thank you so much for sharing this quick DIY jewellery storage idea.
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  • This is a smart way of handmade packaging. The method of making jewelry box was attractive. This is really helpful for those who have a creative mind for doing something new.
    I also like such kind of packaging Boxes for my cosmetics industry.

  • For jewelry boxes I usually choose American companies like is one of my favorite company.

  • This tutorial of making box is awesome. Post is genuinely fastidious and I have learned lots of things from it about this. Thanks laura gummerman! Keep it up!

  • Hi, so my brother and I are making a set of jewelry boxes for my mum’s birth as a gift and while we have most of the materials (boxes, wood stain, sandpaper, etc.), the one thing we’re stuck on is the fabric to use inside it.
    I’ve read that natural fabrics work best because they contain no chemicals that could potentially disturb the balance in the accessories. Velvet where I reside isn’t something very cost-friendly in the local fabric and craft shops and I understand why. But we’ve wondered: Can we use quilting cotton fabric for the interior? Would that do any harm? And the batting, is it better to use a thin batting and roll it up or use a stiffer, thicker one?

    • Either type of batting would be fine, as well as the cotton fabric 🙂

  • Very nice to see this tutorial about making jewelry boxes. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • It’s actually a great and useful piece of info about making box (jewelry box)
    Very easy way!
    Nice Pics! Thank you LAURA GUMMERMAN for sharing.

  • This turned out so beautifully! I need to do this!

    Nicole |

    • I have a post coming! We are still tweaking a few things. It’s been a MASSIVE undertaking for us, but I promise a mini tour post is coming soon!

  • This is such a cute idea and could be done with any cheap box – thanks so much for sharing! I currently store my stuff in old tackle boxes because they have so many slots but this would be much cuter!

    Julia –

  • its an easy way to make Custom Boxes also looks gorgeous.
    i was impressed to see material you were used to make this custom box.i was made some orders about my products for custom boxes with you can also check this company.

  • This box is so pretty! You did an amazing job!


  • Laura, this is too stinking cute! How many ring boxes are too many ring boxes?

    Also, please share your ring collection with me. K thanks.

  • That looks so gorgeous and it’s so easy to do! And I love the combination of marble, gold and pink as well.

  • Love this idea, I have been on the look-out for a jewellery box but haven’t found the perfect one.. didn’t even occur to me that I could make it myself. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Ingrid |

  • This is so pretty, and amazingly easy! Thanks for sharing!

  • This is just a brilliant idea!! Why have I never thought of this before?? I definitely have to try this out! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  • Love this! Wish I knew this when I sold jewelry! I used to use books and old shutters to display my pieces in my style!

  • I had no idea it was so easy! Totally trying this out tomorrow??

  • This is such a wonderful craft! One I definitely think I’ll actually take the time to do one day ;).

  • This is so cool! Looks gorgeous as well. Thanks for sharing Missing Wanderer

  • This is such a smart way of making a jewellery box. So easy and creative!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • This is such a good idea! I’m definitely going to try it 🙂

    Kirsty x |

  • This is such a good idea! The box you made looks so luxe, I love the colour scheme you chose x

    Abi | abistreetx

  • I always loose my rings but can not seem to find any storage options that actually go with my bedrooms home decor theme. I dislike the ring trees because they are putting all of my jewelry, in style or not, on display. I am going to have to try this; simple, customized, and cute!

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