hand painted rose gold jewelry box

DIY wooden jewelry Box- Painting Tips and Tricks

How to paint a jewelry box??

Pick a jewelry box of your choice, size and shape 

small mini trinketlong wooden boxhexagon wooden boxsquare wood boxwooden jewelry box with mirror and compartment

 Wooden box is available in all different shapes and sizes in craft stores.

Step 1 -

Gesso on jewelry box 

Before you start painting your jewelry box, it's important to properly prep the surface. Start by cleaning the box with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust.

If your box has any rough spots or imperfections, use sandpaper to smooth them out. 

And apply a coat of primer help the paint adhere better ,I have used gesso, a fine coat works well. Let it dry for few hours.

Once your box is prepped and dry, you're ready to start painting!

Step 2 -

Choose the Right Paint and Supplies.

Before you start painting your jewelry box, it's important to choose the right paint and supplies. 

You'll need brushes look for a paint that is specifically designed for wood surfaces and pick you favorite colors

Paint for diy jewelry box

Don't forget to protect your work area with a drop cloth or newspaper to avoid any accidental spills or stains.


Step 3

Apply the Base Coat.

Paint a jewelry box

The first step in painting your jewelry box is to apply a base coat. This will help the paint adhere better and provide a smooth surface for the top coat.

Choose a paint that is suitable for the material of your jewelry box.

I have used deco art acrylic paint .

Use a brush or roller to apply the paint evenly, making sure to cover all surfaces. Allow the base coat to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

 Step 4

Add Design and Detail with Stencils or Freehand Painting.

 Draw freehand art

 Once your base coat is dry, it’s time to add some design and detail to your jewelry box.

One way to do this is freehand paint your design using a small brush. This allows for more creativity and personalization. Just be sure to use a steady hand and take your time to ensure a clean and precise design.

Designs can be as simple as a basic flower, leaf, hearts or just simple dots.

This allows for more creativity and personalization.

Another way is to use stencils. You can find stencils in a variety of shapes and sizes at your local craft store or online. Simply place the stencil on the surface of your jewelry box and use a brush or sponge to apply the paint.


Step 5-

Apply the Finishing Touches.

Adding details on hand painted jewelry boxrose gold jewelry box


Once you have added your desired design and detail to your jewelry box, it’s time to apply the finishing touches.

hand painted jewelry box

This includes adding any final touches such as glitter, rhinestones, or other embellishments.

You can also add a clear coat of sealant to protect your design and give it a glossy finish. Be sure to let the sealant dry completely before using your new, beautifully painted jewelry box.

Additional beauty hack : Add small pieces of colorful felt in all the compartments for base layer as well as enhancing the beauty of your box.

Colorful jewelry box

Now your box is ready to use or gift it to someone special , a thoughtful personalized gift to show that you care.