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Gemstone Jewelry Box Project
Glue the sticks in place where they overlap.
Glue the sticks in place where they overlap.

Try this gemstone jewerly box project and keep your jewelry in a dazzling box decorated with gems that match the colors of your room.

What You'll Need:

  • 63 craft sticks
  • 5 wooden barrel beads
  • Silver acrylic paint
  • Assorted faux gems
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush

How to Make a Gemstone Jewelry Box

Step 1: Line up 12 craft sticks side by side on your work surface. Glue a craft stick across the top and another across the bottom to hold the sticks in place. (This piece will become the box lid.) Set it aside for now.

Step 2: Repeat step 1, using 11 sticks instead of 12, to make the box base.

Step 3: With the cross-sticks facing up, place another set of craft sticks on the opposite 2 edges of the base, perpendicular to the first set of cross-sticks. Glue in place where the sticks overlap each other. Build up the sides in this manner, alternating the top and bottom edges with the left and right, until there are a total of 10 sticks on each side. Let dry.

Step 4: Glue a barrel bead to the bottom of each corner of the base, and glue the last barrel bead to the middle of the lid (on the top side -- not the side with the cross-sticks). Let dry.

Step 5: Paint all surfaces of the box and lid silver. Let dry. Glue gems to the lid to decorate.

A finished gemstone jewelry box.
A finished gemstone jewelry box.

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