Thursday, January 22, 2015

#TBCCrafters Craft Hop - Matchbox Jewel Box

Check it Out!  I received an Origami Owl locket for Christmas and I LOVE it!  I have always wanted one because I just adore the ability to open the locket and change out the stones and charms according to theme.  
I have discovered that you can find the little charms in many different places.  Amazon for one and I found them at a very reasonable price at my craft store!  Since I got a gift card to Joann's for Christmas I was able to purchase some extra stones.  Now these things are tiny so I was thinking about how I could store them.  I don't have a traditional jewelry box and I think they are a little to small and would get lost in there anyway so I wanted to come up with another way to store them. 
So the other day I needed some matches to light a candle and I found a good little stash of these small matchboxes.  

As I was opening the box to get out a match I thought about how my little charms would fit nicely inside and a new idea was born!

My supplies for this Mini Matchbox Jewel Box included:
  • 3 Mini Matchboxes
  • Patterned Scrapbook Paper
  • Jeweled Brads for the drawer handles
  • Beads for the feet
  • Ribbon
  • Assorted embellishments
  • Glue - Double sided tape and E6000 adhesive

The first thing I needed to do was connect the boxes to create one piece.  Using double sided tape I stacked and adhered them together.

I wanted to make it easy to get my items in and out of the little drawers so I needed some drawer knobs.  I used these gorgeous jeweled brads as my knobs by simply punching a hole in the front side of the drawer, attaching the brad and folding the ends over on the inside.

Using the back side of the drawer as my template I cut pieces of paper to line the insides of the drawers.  

I needed to cover the matchboxes to hide the writing and those gaps between the boxes, so I chose my patterned paper to match my jeweled brads.  I cut a strip to fit around the outside and adhered it with double sided tape. Then I just slid my drawers into place.

Using 4 small coordinating beads, I created feet for my box.  I simply glued them to each corner of the bottom of the box with the holes facing down.

I then embellished it with ribbon and assorted items.  
I really love how it turned out and it is indeed perfect for my little collection of beads and charms.  I can't wait to fill it up!


  1. Now that is adorable!!! I always have those little tiny things that I can never find...even in my regular jewelry box - this would be perfect!! Love it!!

  2. Oh my goodness Dawn, how I've missed your creativity! How adorable and beautiful is this little jewelry box! LOVE IT!

  3. That's adorable! I have 2 empty matchboxes now.I just need to find 1 more!

  4. How creative, we have some matchboxes that are almost empty, too. I would love to try this, thanks for sharing, pinning!

  5. This is such a cute idea! Your Jewelry box turned out great. The colors are so pretty. I love having different jewelry boxes in my room. I would love to make one of these!


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