Introduction: DIY Book Jewelry Box

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Make a box to stow all of your jewelry. You can store it lying down or upright. Or hide your jewelry on your bookshelf! 

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
Large Book Box ( I bought mine at Michael's for $11) 
Adhesive Squares
Wire (Soft, Flexible 14-8 gauge)
Box's to fit your other Jewelry (Braclets, Post earings, rings etc.)
Push Pins
Other decorations ( I bought wooden birds)

Exacto Knife

Step 2: Cut and Place the Cork

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Using the Exacto Knife and a ruler to cut the Cork to fit into the back of the box. Place the adhesive squares on the cork. Depending on the size of the cork use 2 to 5 squares per piece. 

Step 3: Earrings

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Remove the upper layers of cork. Take the Wire and cut a piece 2-3 inches long depending on how long you want plus an extra 1/2 inch on each side. Bend the wire to 90 degree angles on both sides. Push the wire into the cork on the upper right side (this is easiest done on carpet.) Next bend the ends that sick out on the back against the cork forming a "staple." Repeat this step for 2 to 4 more pieces of wire depending on how many earrings you have. 

Step 4: Necklaces

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To hang necklaces use Pushpins or Hook Screw. Place them in the cork in an upper corner and layer extra adhesive squares behind if needed to secure them. Use 1 - 5 pins depending on how many necklaces you have. 

Step 5: Bracelets and Other

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Take the extra boxes and paint them if you want to match the color. Use adhesive squares to attach the boxes to the cork. I wanted to keep the lids as well because this prevents the jewelry from falling out if I turn the box upside down. When attaching make sure you have room for the lids as well. 

Step 6: Extra Decoration

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If you want any extra decoration on in your box simply add it with glue. Be careful that the placement of your decorations won't make it so that you cannot close your box. 

Step 7: Finish

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Place your jewelry inside and enjoy!


acarden (author)2013-05-13

I'd love to try this with also making my own book box

momoluv (author)2013-05-13

So cool

nate408 (author)2013-05-12

That's awesome!
I'll have to try that myself.

action pig (author)2013-05-10

Nice job! I love this idea.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-05-10

That is such a cool idea! And you set up everything inside so nicely! Wonderfully done :)

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