Glamorous Jewelry Box Updo

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Glamorous Jewelry Box Makeover on madeinaday.comWho doesn’t love those fabric lined jewelry boxes from Pottery Barn Teen? My daughter really wanted one of them, but $80 is a bit much for a young child’s jewelry box. That’s when I saw the knock-offs at Target, and I was able to get a close up look at one and thought I can recreate this!

My daughter already had a really nice jewelry box already but you know how kids are, they like to add stickers to everything. Sticker glue is super hard to remove. It took some rubbing alcohol and good old elbow grease but I finally got the glue off.

The rest of the project was pretty easy, with some decoupage and sharp cutter or scissors you can make this glamorous makeover!

Glamorous Jewelry Box Updo


  • White matte spray paint
  • 1/4 yard of funky fabric
  • Mod Podge decoupage
  • Sponge applicator
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Hot glue & gun


Jewelry box makeoverThis is our jewelry box before, there was a few stickers and glue on the outside finish.

Before adding fabric to jewelry boxThe velvet inside is white and glued to cardboard.

Take jewelry box apartCarefully remove all of the old velvet lined inside the box and drawers. Then  spray the outside of the jewelry box with white matte spray paint to freshen it up.

Cut fabric to match sectionsI used the velvet I pulled out as a pattern to cut the new fabric with a rotary cutter. Paint the interiors with Mod Podge, Then press the fabric on the wood and smooth out any wrinkles.

I did not coat the decoupage on top of the fabric because it was corduroy and I wanted the soft feel of the fabric for the jewelry to lay on.

glue and tuck fabricFor the ring holder, I pulled the foam bumps open, (do not take them off the card they were on), and put a line of hot glue in the creases, push the fabric down in between the foam humps with a piece of cardboard or a smoothing card for vinyl.

Hot glue the necklace holders back on, hot glue the ring holder back in and that was it!!

decoupage jewelry box makeover

Mod podge jewery box

Paisley decoupage jewelry makeover

Decoupage Jewelry BoxI love it, it looks just as fabulous as the ones in the stores, but mine was $3 for the fabric, everything else I already had on hand!


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  1. 4.4.18
    Ronda said:

    Very cute! I’ve always just left the velvet in the jewelry boxes, but love the idea of replacing it with fabric. How did you keep the edges of the fabric from fraying after you cut out the pieces?

  2. 7.29.17
    Autumn said:

    How did you get the lining out because I have an old jelwry box I’m refurbishing and when I try to remove all of the velvet its a huge struggle.

    • 7.29.17
      Kim said:

      I just pulled and yanked it out. If it rips like it has a paper backing, that’s ok because your going to cover it. You could try just decoupaging over the old lining.

  3. 7.21.16
    carolyn said:

    where do you get the supplies like the foam for the ring holder?

    • 7.23.16
      Kim said:

      Hi Carolyn, I covered the foam that came with the jewelry box. I just removed the old velvet and covered it with the new fabric.

    • 3.17.20
      cathy Kiernan said:

      FYI: I used hair foam curlers from the dollar store just covered as instructed.
      worked great.

  4. 1.24.13
    Jessica said:

    I featured your jewelry box

  5. 1.21.13
    Jessica said:

    I wish I thought about ripping out the velvet – I just repainted mine:

  6. 4.2.12

    This is so pretty! We hope to see it at this weeks party

  7. 3.30.12

    Love the pattern and color-very nice!

  8. 3.30.12

    That is really cool! I never would have thought of adding the fabric inside, especially to the ring holder. That is awesome!

  9. 3.22.12

    WOW, love the fabric you chose! Looks BEAUTIFUL!

  10. 3.20.12
    claire said:

    Great job you’ve done.Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

  11. 3.20.12

    Looks AWESOME! I can’t imagine spending $80 on a girl’s jewelry box. Your idea is fabulous! Great job!

  12. 3.19.12
    Karima said:

    I love it – how creative!

  13. 3.19.12

    That is ‘sew’ gorgous!!! That fabric is such a fun pop of color. Visiting from Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  14. 3.19.12

    Looks absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking up to Mauvin’ Monday!

  15. 3.17.12
    TidyMom said:

    so cute! I have an ugly old brown one I need to do this with!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured you post in my wrap up
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  16. 3.17.12

    Love this! I’m looking for a jewelry box about that same kind of style for my daughter…they ARE so expensive! Yours is so fun! (saw you on TidyMom)

  17. 3.17.12
    Toodie said:

    Great job! Very pretty!

  18. 3.17.12
    Natasha said:

    Featuring this today on Serenity Saturday party!!

    Natasha xx

  19. 3.16.12

    Super cute! My daughter would love this! I’m loving the bright fabric!

  20. 3.16.12

    This is gorgeous. I am pretty sure I have almost the exact same jewelry box…only in oak. Now I know just what to do with it.
    I would love it if you would come link this up

  21. 3.16.12
    Mindie said:

    Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. Love the Jewelry box. I wish I had one that size. You linked this in the Spring Battle of the cookers and crafters, since you used a flower print I think that will work as a Spring post. Just wanted to let you know in case you missed it the regular anything goes linky it is in the post below our contest. Thanks and good luck.

  22. 3.16.12
    Abby said:

    Very lovely! I have one I need to do too, great inspiration!

  23. 3.16.12
    D @ The Shady Porch said:

    I like the makeover! Looks nice! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  24. 3.15.12

    You did a really good job there.

  25. 3.15.12
    Maggie said:

    it’s gorgeous luv the fabric.
    would luv for you to share it with our readers at


  26. 3.15.12
    Peg said:

    Very nice. I only redid the outside of mine. Maybe I need to expand my thinking. Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. 3.15.12
    Marilyn said:

    You did a wonderful job….this is so gorgeous,much better than PB Teen! I bet your daughter LOVES the new look!

  28. 3.14.12

    Adorable!!! I just love it – i’m imagining all my own jewelry in it! Haha – where did you get your $3 fabric?

  29. 3.14.12

    I love the jewelry box redo – it is too cute!!!

  30. 3.14.12
    Natasha said:

    would love it if you shared these on my link party, Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  31. 3.14.12

    Oh, this is DARLING! I love the happy colors. What a great way to get in a good mood for the day!

  32. 3.13.12

    Looks lovely. New follower via email

  33. 3.13.12
    Summer said:

    this looks gorgeous! very well done and pretty!

  34. 3.13.12
    Kristi said:

    Very cute! I like it!