Dollar day do over…repurposing a vintage jewelry box.


Hey everyone! This is a re-post of a Dollar Day Do-over originally posted in May, 2021 . I thought you might like it as it is a very easy Shabby Chic DIY. Enjoy

“ When I make of my hands, I give of my heart.”

 I went out junking the other week and came across this jewelry box. It was a little worn on the corners but I didn’t mind since I like worn and rustic things. Means they were loved. Like an old stuffed toy from childhood.

These boxes can be used for organizing small items too. I decided to make mine into a little sewing kit. While organizing for craft kits I came across several pre-cut miniature Teddy patterns of mine that I never got around to sewing up. This little jewelry box would be perfect for a tiny Teddy sewing kit.

Sewing as you know is a very calming craft. I prefer sewing by hand. I love the freedom hand sewing gives me. I can pack up a sewing kit and take it with me anywhere. The fun thing about sewing up little projects is surprising someone with it once it’s finished. I tend to get rid of my little creations once I complete them.

This is a pretty easy DIY. Just clean up the little box, then paint it a different color and decoupage some pretty fabric on it .

I also added some vintage embellishments for some extra pretty.

It’s a great way to keep all those tiny sewing supplies organized. Most of these boxes are wooden which I prefer over plastic. This whole make over cost me $3. The art supplies I had in my house already. Plastic organizers around this size in the big chain stores cost around $10-$20. And they aren’t pretty at all, just clear plastic drawers.

You can repurpose your vintage jewelry boxes for all kinds of items to organize. In a children’s room you can add tiny toys, crayons and art supplies, or even hair accessories. Another way to use them is to store small make up items, or turn it into a pretty junk drawer to organize all those little things we find that we don’t know what to do with. Which reminds me, I have to organize my junk drawer. I always save that for last. Happy repurposing.

Not one of my teddies, this little guy was a gift from my children years ago. It always inspires me to get out my teddy supplies and sew up little teddies.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Betty says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You’re welcome and thank you so much.

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  2. Wow! 😀 You really gave that thing a new face! It’s gorgeous! ❤ You'd have never known what it used to look like… I'd love to do a project like this someday. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I hope you do get to make one, they are so easy to redo.

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  3. Such neat ideas! I always love your crafty posts.

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    1. Thank you. This would be a nice project for your little girl.


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