DIY Jewelry Box for Mother's Day Title by Champagne and Sugarplums
Mother's Day

Colourful Tissue Paper Jewelry Box for Mother’s Day

Our Mom’s jewelry box is where she keep all the trinkets and jewelry (although jewelry very loosely describes some of the pieces in there, lol) we have given her over the years. But like most mom’s, from macaroni bracelets to Plaster of Paris charms– she kept them all. And now with Christine’s little crew creating new treasures for Nanny, a new stash box is right on the money for our amazing mother. 

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Jewelry Box for Mother's Day by Champagne and Sugarplums

How to Make a Jewelry Box for Mother’s Day

What you’ll need:

  • Raw wood box
  • Tissue paper
  • Mod Podge glue
  • Foam brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hair rollers


Collage of how to apply tissue paper to the box by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint the entire box white as a base layer. Cover the lower half of the box with a layer of Mod Podge, and then work on one side at a time as the glue tends to dry fairly quickly. When one side is covered , lay a strip of tissue paper and smooth down and then cover the tissue with another layer of Mod Podge to seal. Fold the edges of the tissue paper under the box and glue down to get clean edges. Use a very sharp knife to cut the tissue paper away from the clasp otherwise the paper could tear.

Application of tissue paper to the box lid by Champagne and Sugarplums

Repeat the same steps on the top of the box, until it is covering the lid completely. 

Removing a wire insert from a pink foam hair roller by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pull the metal wire from inside the hair curlers and cut to fit tightly inside the box.

How to add foam rollers into the jewelry box by Champagne and Sugarplums

Push the hair curlers into the jewelry box, pushing them against each other to create a tight fit. We added an open section for larger pieces by gluing a piece on wood to the sides and bottom of the box.

Completed view of the inside of the jewelry box by Champagne and Sugarplums

Competed jewelry box on a dark background by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope that you and your mom have a great day together and remember… life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. Happy Crafting!

And then for more Mother’s Day gifts check out our Springtime Flower Pop Pillow or our Mason Jar Gift Ideas.

Happy Mother's Day by Champagne and Sugarplums