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Jewelry Boxes

Keep jewelry in a one-of-a-kind box with this simple craft.

Jewelry Boxes

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009

materials

  • Design of your choosing

  • Double-Tack double-sided adhesive sheet

  • Craft knife

  • Craft punch

  • Wooden jewelry box

  • Bone folder

  • Monarch Patent (paper-backed) gold leaf

  • Soft-bristle brush

  • Poly-acrylic sealant

steps

  1. Choose a design for the box. You can print a large letter in a decorative font for a monogram, or pick any shape or silhouette you can find. Tape the printed image onto the Double-Tack.

  2. Cut out the design with a craft knife. With a craft punch, you can also punch out small decorative shapes from the Double-Tack.

  3. Position the cut out shapes on the jewelry box, rearranging them until you are happy with the design. Peel off one side of the paper backing on each shape and adhere to jewelry box. Burnish the top of each shape with a bone folder to flatten and secure.

  4. From one shape, peel off the second paper backing. Apply gold leaf and burnish with a bone folder. Brush away excess gold leaf with a soft bristle brush. Repeat for the remaining shapes.

  5. Coat the entire design with poly-acrylic sealant to prevent scratch marks.

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