It’s time for another nap time project!
My last nap time project was for Cecilia, but this was one was all for me!
Since my daughter was born, my typical daytime outfit has been Lululemon pants and a plain top. Lately, I’ve been trying to break out of that rut and wear actual clothes during the day. While I haven’t been completely successful at it, I’ve found that even just wearing nice earrings, a bracelet or necklace have completely changed the way I feel about my Lululemon uniform.
I’ve never been a big on accessories, but I had a Stella & Dot party a few months back with my friend Lauren and was able to buy some classic pieces that I loved and that really upgraded my day-to-day look. The new influx of jewelry motivated me to do a major clean out of things I had that I no longer liked or haven’t worn in years. It also made me want a new jewelry box for all of my things and after a ton of research online I couldn’t find one that I liked that wasn’t completely overpriced. So what did I do? I made my own!
I started off by painting everything my favorite aqua color that I used in the past on Cecilia’s piggy bank.
I had to use a couple of coats, but once that dried, I was ready to move on to stenciling! I had never used Martha Stewart stencils, but I have to say that I LOVED the ones I did use because they have a light adhesive on them that keeps them from moving around while you paint – no extra tape needed!
I chose different stencil designs for each drawer, but, of course, you can use all the same ones if that’s what you prefer. After that, I was ready to tackle the inside of the boxes. For the two books, I just measured out a piece of white felt, cut it and used my trusty hot glue gun to adhere it to the bottom of the box. DONE! For the standup box, it was a bit trickier.
The two wooden “books” are being used for my bracelets and necklaces, but I wanted the standup box to be for my earrings and rings, so I needed to be able to store them a bit better than just laying them down on some felt.
For this, I first measured and cut wooden dowels to the width of each drawer. I cut felt to match that width then wrapped and glued it around the dowel.
After those were good to go, I popped those into each drawer.
And that’s it! My new jewelry boxes were ready for jewelry!
TOOLS USED (all purchased at Michaels)
ArtMinds Wooden 4 Drawer Box
ArtMinds Wooden Book Box
Martha Stewart Crafts Scrolls Adhesive Stencils
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin and Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint (in Aquarium in Satin and Yellow Gold in Metallic)
Plaid Spouncer Stenciling Sponges, 1/4″
Creatology Wood Dowels
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